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Just Farmers

Based: Working from home

Posted: Wed 8 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Employer: Just Farmers
Job Category: Copywriter
Digital content producers
Digital journalists
Editors
Feature writers
Freelance roles
Media relations roles
Other media roles
PR & comms officers
Researchers
Senior reporters
Social media specialists
Specialist reporters
Employment Type: Part time
Salary: Freelance day rate
Sector: Regional Media, National Media, Specialist Media, News and Content Agencies, Public Relations, Other Media

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Project Editor

Just Farmers

Based: Working from home

Posted: Wed 8 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Employer: Just Farmers
Job Category: Copywriter
Digital content producers
Digital journalists
Editors
Feature writers
Freelance roles
Media relations roles
Other media roles
PR & comms officers
Researchers
Senior reporters
Social media specialists
Specialist reporters
Employment Type: Part time
Salary: Freelance day rate
Sector: Regional Media, National Media, Specialist Media, News and Content Agencies, Public Relations, Other Media

Job Description

We are looking for a part-time, freelance Project Editor to join our small team at Just Farmers.

We are a groundbreaking agricultural communications project - the first of its kind. We run media education workshops for small groups of independent farmers and growers from around the UK, aimed at building their confidence about talking to the media and sharing their stories. We are funded by charitable grants from the Prince's Countryside Fund, Mercer Family Charitable Foundation and Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust. So far, we have trained 60 farmers from around the UK and their profiles are posted on the Just Farmers website where registered members of the media can approach them directly for comment or interview.

We already have more than 100 members of the media registered on our site, from national and regional newspapers, broadcasters, trade press, freelance journalists, magazine writers, authors, and academic researchers. We would love to be able to engage with them more proactively and push the farmers’ stories out there.

But to take our project to the next level, we need help.

We have secured funding to bring on a new member of the team, starting at two days a week (£200 per day) for three months initially, with scope to extend.

We are looking for a driven self-starter who is ready to take on the challenge, make it their own and run with it.

Key duties would include:

  • Monitoring the Just Farmers website and liaising with members of the media who register with us.
  • Responding quickly to the national news agenda; finding stories within our farmer base; liaising with the media; pitching stories; writing and sending out briefings to our registered users.
  • Writing web copy and developing content for social media.
  • Helping us recruit independent farmers from around the UK for our workshops.
  • Assisting with workshop delivery – planning, organisation, and logistics.

About the candidate

You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and full of creative ideas. This is the ultimate ‘you get out what you put in’ opportunity with huge scope to shape the future of Just Farmers, grow our ambition and play a leading role in what we do.

This role would suit a journalist, programme maker and/or agricultural communicator with exceptional news judgement and storytelling skills, who’s used to working in a fast-paced environment and meeting tight deadlines. You will be organised and efficient, with a great attention to detail.

As this role will be working from home, you must be self-motivated and willing to pick up the phone and talk to people (not just Googling and firing off emails!) We will be a small core team of three, but also work with some fantastic external freelancers, sponsors, and suppliers, as well as some of the friendliest farmers in British agriculture. A down to earth attitude to life and a good sense of humour are essential. Kindness, tolerance, and inclusivity are cornerstones of what we do.

You will have:

  • Demonstrable experience in journalism, factual storytelling and/or factual programme making.
  • Undergraduate and/or postgraduate qualification in journalism and/or a portfolio of published professional work.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Experience of, or at least demonstrable interest in, farming and rural affairs.
  • A good understanding of social media; confidence using Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of media law.
  • A full, clean UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle.
  • Enthusiasm, resilience, and a good sense of humour.
  • You must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Deadline for applications: October 1st 2021.

Please email a CV with covering letter, an example of your previous work and no more than 500 words sharing your vision for Just Farmers, and how you would like to help us shape the project. Send it to anna@justfarmers.org and alex@justfarmers.org

For more information about what we do: https://www.justfarmers.org/

We really look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Details

For more information about what we do: https://www.justfarmers.org/

Email:

anna@justfarmers.org

alex@justfarmers.org

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Employer Information

Just Farmers
United Kingdom

Phone: 07967995643