SUMMARY: Writes articles
and takes photographs for California Farm Bureau Federation consumer
publications, websites, social media sites and projects as assigned by Division
Manager and Managing Editor.
Prepares content for bimonthly California Bountiful magazine
publications and Farm Bureau’s consumer-focused websites and social media by
generating and contributing story ideas, writing articles and posts, and taking
Interviews individuals, collects facts and conducts
research, travelling offsite as necessary, to develop articles and take photos
Composes, reviews and edits copy for California
Bountiful social media platforms and website; coordinates social media and
website offerings; monitors metrics for social media and website.
and proofreads pages for publications as needed.
Acts as support and
backup for Managing Editor in magazine production activities such as working
with writers, photographers and graphic designers.
publications, online news and social media sources, and local events in order to
develop feature stories.
Acts as backup for Division Manager for writing
weekly news service distributed to outside media and for updating Farm Bureau
social media platforms.
Other duties as directed by Division Manager and
Originates and contributes story
ideas by participating in daily editorial news meetings with editorial staff,
and at other times, as appropriate.
Interviews individuals and travels to
events, meetings and on location, as needed, to gather information in
preparation for writing stories, including verifying facts, clarifying
information and taking photographs that effectively illustrate the corresponding
Submits final copy of assigned stories on deadline, free of
errors, according to publication’s prescribed format.
Contributes to the
content of websites and social media by creating posts to generate interaction
with online readers.
Proofreads and edits copy for consumer publications,
websites and projects, as necessary.
As directed by Managing Editor,
follows up with other contributing writers, photographers and graphic designers
to monitor progress of projects and assure their timely
Downloads and organizes photos into the publication’s photo
database according to the Division’s
Bachelors Degree in Journalism, English,
Communications or a related field.
Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a
writer for a print publication, primarily as a feature writer. A focus on food
content is highly desirable.
Ability to communicate effectively with
individuals at various levels in order to develop a network of contacts and
solicit relevant information for publications.
Ability to write cohesive,
engaging copy, aimed at a consumer audience, adhering to Associated Press
writing style and ability to adhere to the established California Bountiful
writing style and standards.
Ability to write and adapt copy for website and
social media uses.
Demonstrated proficiency with digital
Ability to proofread accurately on a consistent
Ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines.
willingness to travel on occasion to report stories.