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Could you be Farmers Weekly's next Business Reporter?

Published on 29th April 2021

Farmers Weely is recruiting for a new Business Reporter. Please read the advert below.


Who are we?

Mark Allen Group is a trusted, family-owned media organisation. A continuously expanding business with over 400 employees, we drive, connect and educate audiences. Mark Allen Group consists of seven divisions: MA Healthcare, MA Business, MA Agriculture, MA Education, MA Exhibitions, MA Music Leisure & Travel and MA Dentistry Media.

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Why join us?

Training and career development is as important to us as it is to you. We want you to be the best at what you do. We will offer you a fair and competitive salary. Flexible working available. We believe in a work life balance. To start you will have 25 days holiday to enjoy which increases after continuous service. Know anyone else who would love to join us? Great! You can earn £500 by referring a colleague or friend once you are an employee. Equality - we have an internal employee network for equality. The company will pay the cost of a standard eye test once every two years or sooner if recommended by an optician. Life assurance eligible from day one. Cycle scheme. Season ticket loan. Company sick pay. Christmas closure.

What is the opportunity?

Want to join a great team at a historic time for farming and food production?

Farmers Weekly is looking for a business reporter. This is a challenging role in a busy team of three, reporting on all areas affecting farm business decisions. These range from commodity and livestock markets to cost structures, tax, legal matters and the impact of policy changes on farm business performance. The land market and associated management matters are also important content areas.

Comfortable dealing with contacts at all levels, the business reporter will be able to generate story and feature ideas and write clearly and concisely under time constraint for print and web.

Essential requirements include an interest in farm business management, an inquiring nature and an analytical approach, along with excellent interpersonal skills.

Farm business knowledge and/or journalism experience are preferred. Applicants need to be well-organised, self-motivated and able to develop contacts across a wide range of roles and markets

An interest in and an aptitude for social media and video are also key requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generating original content for Farmers Weekly and FWi
  • Checking copy and proof reading pages
  • Developing industry contacts

Key requirements:

  • Ideally a good knowledge of the farming industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and manage contacts
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Interest in online journalism, video and social media
  • Ability to juggle tasks while retaining attention to detail

What next?

Submit your applicationto

Application deadline: 14.05.2021

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, flexible working.

Salary: up to £30,000 (DOE)

Office base: Sutton, Surrey head office and involves UK and occasional international travel.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the Mark Allen Group. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, because it makes our company stronger. We are committed to achieving a working environment that provides equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination. We aim to become the most inclusive business in Publishing- both for our people and our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we work with. We want people from all backgrounds to feel valued for their individuality and to thrive in our business and feel part of the family-run Mark Allen Group.



Ben Pike


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