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 Federation consumer publications, social media channels, websites 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 social media channels and websites by generating story ideas, writing articles and posts, and assisting in the acquisition and review of photos from outside sources.

Interviews individuals, collects facts and conducts research, travelling offsite as necessary, to develop content.

Composes, reviews and edits copy for California Bountiful social media channels and website; coordinates and posts social media offerings; follows/likes relevant social media accounts and interacts with followers to enhance engagement; in conjunction with Marketing Manager, monitors metrics for social media and website.

Edits and proofreads pages for publications.

Acts as support and backup for Managing Editor in magazine production activities such as working with writers, photographers and graphic designers.

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

Acts as backup for Director of Publications for writing weekly news service distributed to outside media and for updating Farm Bureau social media channels.

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

ACCOUNTABILITIES
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 occasionally taking photographs.

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

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

Contributes to the content of social media channels and websites by creating posts to generate engagement with online readers.

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

*Please submit (3) writing samples along with your resume.

SPECIFICATIONS
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.
Bachelors 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 social media and website uses.
Ability to edit and proofread accurately on a consistent basis.
Ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines.
Ability and willingness to travel on occasion to report stories.


TITLE
Federal Policy Department Director

SUMMARY
Responsible for coordination, strategy and logistics for political activity, policy and regulations at the federal level.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Federal Policy Lead

  • Works with the President and Administrator to develop and implement legislative strategy on relevant issues.
  • Analyze legislation and regulatory proposals within Manager’s portfolio and manage the delegation of analysis to other staff.
  • Advise the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on bills and regulations that impact farming and ranching.
  • Testify before relevant committees, meet with agency officials and elected officials and advocate for Farm Bureau policies.
  • Coordinate with Legal Division on litigation and regulatory matters that are national in scope.
  • Advise Executive and Political Affairs on federal political spending priorities.
  • Analyze, modify or create farm bureau policies to be discussed by members at the house of delegates.
  • Develop county and board communications highlighting activities of Farm Bureau

Policy Division Group Trips (Leadership and Issue Related Trips)

  • Work with Federal Policy Division to coordinate scheduling of trip dates and subsequently with Leadership Meeting Planner to secure travel arrangements and accommodations
  • Work with Political Affairs and Member Advocacy Division to schedule appointments with congressional and agency offices and coordinating other logistics such as travel arrangements, accommodations, restaurant reservations and tour activities
  • Prepare informational packets on trip itineraries and logistics for attendees
  • Ensure that related follow-up activities, including processing expense vouchers, sending thank-you letters and submitting invoices to counties are conducted

Other Responsibilities

  • Prepare and manage Department Budget
  • Supervise Federal Policy staff.
  • Facilitate requests from county farm Bureaus, congressional offices, CFBF members and CFBF staff.
  • Maintain congressional database information, merges, list servers, etc.
  • Coordinate logistics for other meetings as requested
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specifications

  • Bachelor Degree in or related field.
  • Five years experience in the federal policy area.
  • Five years experience in more that one type of agriculture endeavor.
  • Two years supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Knowledge of political, economic, and international agricultural affairs.
  • Knowledge of sate and federal legislative processes and the leaders involved.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteer organizations and ensure satisfaction of members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.