Media job: Deputy editor, Farmers Journal Scotland

CLOSING DATE: January 5, 2018

THE Farmers Journal Scotland is growing. We are looking for a deputy editor to work with our growing dynamic team. If you have a passion for agriculture and want an exciting challenge working with one of Scotland’s fastest-growing newspapers, then this opportunity is for you.

The deputy editor will:

* Generate daily content for Farmers Journal Scotland;

* Plan, source, analyse and write relevant high quality stories that will be of interest and significance to farm families, food producers and agribusinesses in Scotland;

* Ensure that all copy produced is reader-friendly, fair, accurate and timely;

* Edit copy and proof read as required by the editor;

* Produce and contribute to supplements and other publications as required;

* Ensure that all agreed deadlines are met;

* Promote Farmers Journal Scotland on social media and at events across the country; and

* Cover for the editor as required, taking responsibility for all editorial material and be familiar with all editorial aspects of the Farmers Journal Scotland.

What we offer:

* Experience in a hands-on fast-paced environment;

* Competitive fees for services; and

* Creative autonomy.

Applicants must have:

* Knowledge of and passion for the Scottish agricultural industry;

* The capacity to recognise and develop strong stories;

* Excellent writing and digital skills;

* A background in research and investigation;

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills;

* The ability to travel; and

* A full driving licence.

This is a great opportunity for those looking for career development in journalism or the agriculture sector.

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Biographies / CVs can be submitted to the Scotland editor at with ‘Deputy Editor’ in the subject line.

Closing date for submissions: Friday 5 January 2018