Livestock specialist

Do you have a passion for agriculture and in particular the livestock sector? Would attending agricultural events and shows, technical meetings, and visiting farms to get the latest news and developments be your kind of day? Then we have the job for you.

Farmers Guardian and Dairy Farmer is looking for a livestock specialist to join the livestock team, providing content for both print titles and www.fginsight.com.

Writing experience is preferable, but not essential, however the successful candidate will have knowledge of the livestock sector and in particular will have an interest in dairy farming.

The role will suit someone who is keen to work within a small, busy team to generate their own story ideas and turn these into technical advice articles by speaking to farmers, vets, nutritionists, and other industry experts.

The successful candidate will be expected to write features about different farming systems, and cover livestock related conferences, events and agricultural shows. They will also contribute digital content, whether that is written articles, videos or podcasts and have an interest in social media.

You will need an aptitude for writing and getting the story over in print and online, and you will need to be flexible in terms of your working day/week, as well as being prepared to travel. You will also need a full driving licence and your own vehicle.

The position offers a competitive salary and excellent package, including 25 days holiday, contributory pension plan and free life assurance.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, along with 250 words on what would be the first story you would like to cover and why, to the Head of Livestock/Editor of Dairy Farmer – katie.jones@farmersguardian.com

The closing date is 15th October.

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