Join Farmers Weekly’s arable team

Arable farming is an exciting sector with new technology transforming the way farmers grow crops and Farmers Weekly is looking for a reporter to join its dedicated team.

This unique opportunity is for someone with a passion for farming, particularly crops, and with the ability to write about it with insight and flair, bringing copy to life.

See also: Tips on how to recruit good arable farm staff

You could be working in agriculture with a talent for writing, or an ambitious journalist with a background in farming and an interest in cropping.

A typical week might involve interviewing a progressive farmer, scientist or agronomist, shooting a video on farm and tweeting live from a conference or press briefing.

Your job would be to develop interesting story ideas to tight deadlines, helping farmers keep abreast of new developments and deliver practical advice on how they can improve their business.

The role will be varied, producing news, analysis, features and opinion pieces for online and print, as well as reaching out to farmers via social media. Starting salary is about £30,000 depending on experience.

If you are going to Cereals 2016, visit the Farmers Weekly stand and chat to the editor to find out more about this unique opportunity. For more information and to apply, contact the arable editor Richard Allison on

Applications should include a CV, covering letter plus any examples of written articles.


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