Associate Editor

Good Fruit Grower magazine, Yakima, Washington

Date Posted June 19, 2019
Industry Trade Publications
Specialty Agriculture/Farm
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Good Fruit Grower magazine is seeking an exceptional journalist to serve as associate editor and continue a long tradition of excellence covering the fruit industry.

Good Fruit Grower was established in 1946 and is headquartered in Yakima, Washington, in the scenic center of one of the world’s top tree fruit and grape growing regions. Distributed to 50 states and 35 countries, Good Fruit Grower covers the growing, packing, handling, marketing, and promotion of tree fruits (apples, pears, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, prunes and plums), as well as juice and wine grape production.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the Northwest fruit industry, but priority will be given to candidates located in one of the magazine’s other key coverage areas — Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania. Some travel is required.

The associate editor helps produce in-depth articles and photographs for 17 print issues a year, along with content for a weekly electronic newsletter, social media and the magazine’s website, Topics of interest include labor, marketing, soil science, organic growing, pest controls, harvest and packing issues, irrigation, pruning, and development of new varieties.

The ideal candidate embraces the highest standards of professionalism, writes about technical and scientific topics with clarity and authority, demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of fruit growing practices, juggles assignments, and maintains excellent relations with individuals throughout the industry.

Position requirements:

Desired qualifications:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, at least three writing samples relevant to the requirements of this position, a resume and references with contact information. Candidates who do not provide all of these elements will not be considered. Applicant materials must be submitted to

This position is exempt and offers a competitive salary with strong benefits.

Good Fruit Grower staff are employees of the Washington State Fruit Commission, a state agency. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status in accordance with state and federal laws.

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