Trade Reporter

Agri-Pulse Communications

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Date Posted May 15, 2024
Industry Digital Media, Trade Publications, Newsletters
Specialty Agriculture/Farm
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time


Agri-Pulse seeks a Trade Reporter in Washington, D.C.

Agri-Pulse is seeking a dynamic person who is interested in working in a fast-paced environment and joining the most talented team of journalists covering agriculture, food and rural issues. The position will be based in Washington, D.C., and work in cooperation with the Agri-Pulse editorial team located there. The combined team has over 100 years of experience covering food and farm policy issues, including the farm bill, specialty crops, immigration, rural development, water, climate change, global trade, and more.

The ideal candidate should have a degree in journalism or a related field, or have equivalent experience, and possess strong writing and verbal communication skills. We are looking for an individual who is curious, confident and versatile. Agricultural and trade policy background, as well as at least three to five years of experience, is preferred but not required.

On a day-to-day basis, the reporter will cover the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, USDA and related agencies on international and domestic trade issues. In addition, the individual will network with key farm organizations and other interest groups to gain insight on key trade concerns.

The ability to cultivate sources and anticipate future coverage will be crucial, as well as the ability to distill complex material into clear, concise articles.  

Responsibilities will include writing both breaking news and in-depth analytical stories for our electronic newsletter and the web: In addition, the candidate should be able to take digital photos and post updates on the web and social media sites.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently, while communicating with the editorial team in person, by phone and e-mail.

Candidate should have:

  • A college degree in English, Journalism, or related degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge about farm and trade policy
  • Excellent grammar skills and knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Content Management Systems
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and sources

About Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.: Agri-Pulse is the most trusted source for farm and rural policy information. With offices in Washington, D.C., Sacramento, California, and Camdenton, Missouri, we provide a balanced perspective on a wide variety of issues, including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, labor, food safety, water, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance. Agri-Pulse publishes a subscription-only e-newsletter, the Agri-Pulse Daily Harvest early morning news summary, Agri-Pulse Daybreak, Agri-Pulse DriveTime podcast, Agri-Pulse Newsmakers and breaking news on


Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples by May 30, 2024 to Agri-Pulse Founder Sara Wyant via e-mail:

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