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Mark Allen seeks deputy livestock editor

By 18th November 2022July 27th, 2023No Comments

Deputy livestock editor  

Farmers Weekly 

Mark Allen is a forward-thinking, inclusive media company celebrating yet another record year of success, and we’re excited to be looking for a Deputy Livestock Editor to join the Farmers Weekly team. 

We offer continuous learning and development, hybrid/remote working, and a salary of up to £37,000 plus benefits. 

To give you an idea of how this role would look and feel, here are some of the rewarding things you can expect to do:

If you are passionate about livestock farming, with a good nose for a story, once a week you’ll have the opportunity to be out on farms or at industry events conducting interviews. Day-to-day you will be required to assist the Livestock editor with planning and editing copy.

There will also be ample opportunity to attend industry events and shows, both in the UK and abroad.

You will need to enjoy a fast-paced environment, working across different platforms including web, print and social media, as well as be confident in helping to brainstorm ideas for events and commercial projects and working alongside our events team to make these happen.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Editing copy
  • Developing story ideas
  • Brainstorming ideas for events and commercial projects
  • Attending industry events and farm visits
  • Producing content for web and print
  • Producing content for our social media platforms.

Skills required:

  • Journalism/publishing experience preferable
  • Ability to write news and features content
  • Good technical knowledge of the livestock sector
  • Driving licence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised
  • Motivated

In return, you join a fantastic, inclusive company. Head to our careers page for more info on our ED+I promise. We will invest in developing your career, and nurture your potential. You will earn up to £37,000 (DOE) and enjoy employee perks including a dedicated 24/7 employee wellness platform, season ticket loan, pension contribution, flexible working opportunities, ongoing training to continue developing your skills, #MAGSWAG, and more!

How are we working at the moment… 

We have a hybrid working in place, where we are working in the office 2 days a week (if you want to work from the office for more than 2 days you are most welcome) and have the opportunity to work 3 days remotely. We also welcome remote-working applications

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.

If you feel you don’t meet every single requirement? Keep reading.

Studies have shown that women and people within ethnic minority groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At MAG we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles

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 thrive in our business and feel part of the family-run Mark Allen Group.

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. Content is key to everything we do, be it across print, digital, or events.

We’re not interested in fitting into what a media company is supposed to look like. We are not wallflowers. Our ever-expanding business has rapidly grown from its humble beginnings and we’re only just getting started….

Find out more and apply here.