Start your new career by joining the Farmers Weekly arable team

Do you already work in the farming industry, but are looking for a change in career? Have you ever considered working as an agricultural journalist?

It might not be the first career that springs to mind when people think of farming, but if you love agriculture, meeting arable growers and have an aptitude for writing, then we may have just the job for you.

Farmers Weekly is looking for a new arable reporter to join its award-winning editorial team and working for the UK’s biggest-selling farming magazine is certainly one of the most varied and rewarding jobs in the sector.

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A typical week might involve interviewing a farmer, scientist or industry chief, shooting a video on-farm, tweeting live from a conference or editing the latest Crop Watch series.

While a formal journalism qualification is desirable, those with good writing and communication skills, an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the UK arable sector and the ability to develop new skills will also be considered.

Working within a team of four, you will be writing content for Farmers Weekly in print and online as well as for Crops magazine and special projects. This means we want people who are also prepared to have a go at making videos, blog and use social media tools such as Twitter.

It is a fast-paced way of working and no two weeks are the same, so why not consider a new career?

If you want to know more or have an informal chat about the position, contact the arable editor Richard Allison on 020 8652 4934 or email

Please apply to Richard Allison at Farmers Weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS or email enclosing a CV, covering letter plus any examples of articles published.