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Farmers Guide on the hunt for new website editor

By 13th November 2023No Comments
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Farmers Guide is looking for an experienced editor or digital journalist to join its team, based in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for detail and a passion for the written word. The successful candidate will be responsible for the website content including news, features, video and picture galleries.

Working with the magazine‚Äôs editor and deputy editor as well as the marketing team, you’ll be obtaining new and exclusive editorial that will help boost already impressive website stats. There will be opportunities to go on farm, to press events and shows to get interesting and engaging content.

The websites are funded by advertising, so understanding the commercial aspect of the business and working with the sales team is essential.

Farmers Guide is also in the process of investing in new websites and with lots of new features soon to be launched, it’s an exciting time to be part of the team.

Its 20-strong team are primarily office based as the business thrives on excellent communication. There is plenty of room for the successful candidate to join the team in Stowmarket, however as this will be a varied role the company would consider someone who would work remotely provided they can attend the office on occasion.

Responsibilities:

  • Producing, proofing, and obtaining excellent editorial and visual content
  • Working with different departments to ensure smooth running of the brands.
  • Producing new ideas as to how to increase website traffic.
  • Being involved in the development of the new websites
  • Work with authors to ensure that their work meets the publication’s standards.
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met.

About the business

Farmers Guide was founded in 1979 by Doug Potts who had spent his life in the newspaper trade. Doug made an instant success of the magazine, gaining advertising support from local agricultural businesses, many of which still advertise today.

In the 44 years since, the magazine has grown hugely and is now one of the biggest national farming magazines in the UK, mailed free and direct to 30,000 farmers. In 2022 Fruit & Vine Magazine was launched due to the increase in UK vineyards.

As well as the magazines, there are three websites: Farmersguide.co.uk, Fruitandvine.co.uk as well as our industry leading online machinery selling platform, farmads.co.uk

The company has been fortunate enough to have seen excellent levels of growth within the brands over the past few years, and its recent move in September 2023 will allow our team to grow and keep up with demand.

Please apply to Julie Goulding, managing director, with a covering letter as to why you feel you would suit this role. Email: julie@farmersguide.co.uk

Salary: dependent on experience. Excellent rates of pay. Performance bonus.

Farmers Guide on the hunt for new website editor