Employment Opportunities

Employment verification inquires may be faxed to (916) 561-4501.

Resumes are regularly reviewed when submitted in response to posted job vacancies. For consideration, please submit resume to jobs@cfbf.com with the job title you are applying for noted in the subject header. Applicants who most closely meet the skills required of an open position will be contacted directly by someone from our staff.

Phone calls, in-person visits or resume status inquiries are not available due to high applicant volume.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision benefits, and employer-paid life/accidental death/long-term disability insurance, 401(k) match, 9 paid holidays, paid vacation and an exercise facility.


TITLE: Writer/Assistant Editor

SUMMARY:

Writes articles for California Farm Bureau consumer publications, websites, social media channels and projects as assigned by Managing Editor and Director of Publications.                          

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Prepares content for bimonthly California Bountiful magazine and Farm Bureau’s consumer-focused websites and social media channels by generating story ideas, writing articles and posts, and assisting in the acquisition and review of photos from outside sources.

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 for stories, including verifying facts, clarifying information and occasionally taking photographs.

Monitors relevant publications, online news and social media sources, and local events in order to develop content.

Submits final copy of assigned stories on deadline, free of errors, according to prescribed format.

Edits and proofreads copy for publications, websites and projects, as necessary.

Composes, reviews and edits copy for California Bountiful website, with the ability to use search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.

Assists with content creation and other activities for California Bountiful social media channels.

As directed by Managing Editor, follows up with other writers, photographers and graphic designers to monitor progress of projects and assure their timely completion.

Acts as backup for Director of Publications for writing weekly news service distributed to outside media.

Other duties as directed by Director of Publications and Managing Editor.

EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Journalism, English, Communications or a related field preferred).
  • 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 general audience, adhering to Associated Press writing style and the established California Bountiful writing style and standards.
  • Ability to write and adapt copy for website and social media.
  • Ability to edit and proofread accurately.
  • Ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on occasion to report stories.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and publication software; familiarity with website content management software preferred.

 

*Please submit 3 writing samples along with your resume and cover letter.

California Farm Bureau Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


TITLE:   Public Policy Coordinator

The Public Policy Coordinator works as a member of the California Farm Bureau federal policy team and will be responsible for federal policy development and implementation within their portfolio as well as federal policy communications that benefit California farmers and ranchers. Additionally, the role will serve as further coordination and support to the federal policy team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Review, track and evaluate legislation, policies, federal register actions, Capitol Hill hearings and stakeholder engagements for the federal policy team.
  • Collaborate with federal policy team and communications team to assist in the development of internal and external communications that highlight relevant federal policy efforts.
  • Lead development, implementation, and communication of issues within assigned policy portfolio.
  • Coordinate federal policy team in outreach and education efforts to elected officials and regulatory agencies.
  • Lead special projects for federal policy division.
  • Coordination of annual fly ins, policy development process, member-based committees, and other functions as needed.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Experience in federal policy development and/or communications, agriculture policy background desired.
  • Working knowledge of legislative and regulatory agricultural policy issues at the federal level.
  • Hill experience desirable but not required.
  • Demonstrates ability to successfully meet deadlines and projects with competing priorities.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as strong presentations skills.
  • Self-motivated, goal oriented, team player with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to professionally represent California Farm Bureau to external audiences and members.

TRAVEL:

  • 10% Travel

 

California Farm Bureau Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


TITLE:  Communication Coordinator

REPORTABILITY:      Executive Director

SUMMARY:

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC), an affiliate of California Farm Bureau Federation is dedicated to helping students and teachers across our great state gain an understanding of how agriculture provides the daily essentials necessary to make our society and our world function. With more than 7 million students in California, it is important that these children – the next generation of consumers, parents and decision-makers – grow up with an understanding of agriculture’s critical contributions to our society.  Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California’s educators and students. Our vision is an appreciation of agriculture by all.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Generate written content for annual publications, grant writing and fundraising efforts.
  • Serve as lead coordinator for promotion of CFAITC activities via print, website and on social media platforms.
  • Provide graphic design assistance throughout CFAITC programs.
  • Collaborate with fellow staff members to maintain current information and design on CFAITC website including management of graphics.
  • Develop and send e-newsletter to constituency and CFBF Action Reports each month.
  • Compose press releases and develop relationships with various news outlets.
  • Coordinate Imagine this… Story Writing Contest from promotion, implementation, budget, selection, evaluation, and plan and execute the Imagine this… ceremony annually.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, communication or education-related field required.
  • Proven ability to convey information in an engaging and effective manner to an audience in the form of public speaking and in written communications, using appropriate grammar, punctuation, and terminology.
  • Experience in event coordination and promotion of projects including managing project timelines and budgets.
  • Represent CFAITC at workshops and conferences in both the education and agriculture events.
  • Creative and strategic thinker to assist with the expansion of CFAITC reach.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects as assigned, managing communication, timeline, budgets, promotion, and evaluation.
  • Contribute to the success of grants and other funding sources by providing narratives, budgets, timelines, and reporting/evaluation for a variety of projects.
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Basic proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and In Design preferred.
  • General knowledge of the agriculture industry and education process in California.
  • Ability to travel within California (some overnight) up to 3-5 days per month.
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, lift 30lbs and set up and tear down exhibits.

 

California Farm Bureau Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer