Would you like to join the FW team?

Do you feel strongly about farming and the countryside?

Do you have good communication skills, a flair for writing and a sense of what the key issues are in agriculture?

If so, you’ll be interested to hear that, following a series of internal promotions, some fantastic vacancies have arisen in the award-winning Farmers Weekly Group.

These jobs could give you the opportunity to work across our portfolio of print products and our website Farmers Weekly Interactive.

Farmers Weekly celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009 and sells nearly a million more print copies a year than its nearest competitor, while FWi was named Business website of the year and editorial team of the year in 2009.

If you think you’d be equally comfortable talking to a small hill farmer as to the president of the NFU, are just as confident taking a Minister to task as covering a summer show, and are able to communicate clearly using modern technology, then you could fit in well with our passionate team.

There are three full-time vacancies: We’re looking for an editor and a reporter for Poultry World; plus a deputy Community and Farmlife editor for Farmers Weekly/FWi.

For the Poultry World vacancies, we’re seeking people with an interest in poultry who could produce factual and easy-to-understand technical reports from shows, conferences, press releases and phone conversations, often to tight deadlines.

The role will involve pulling together the monthly magazine as well as putting stories and pictures on the website and being involved in the production of short videos.

For the deputy Community and Farmlife editor, we’re looking for someone who’s comfortable in the online environment, as the job will involve assisting in running key areas of our website such as forums and blogs. They’ll also ideally need to have a general empathy with rural issues to contribute to the Farmlife section of FW magazine.

Following the death of our much-respected Wales correspondent Robert Davies, we’re also looking for new contributors to help us cover news and features in Wales on a freelance basis.

To talk about any of these positions in more detail (and in confidence) call FW group editor Jane King on 020 8652 4911 or email jane.king@rbi.co.uk

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