Oct 16, 2017
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VistaComm is Looking for a Freelance Ag Journalist (Iowa and Kansas)

Company: VistaComm – Posted by: Brian – Preferred job location: Anywhere

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VistaComm is Looking for a Freelance Ag Journalist (Iowa and Kansas)

Job Description:

VistaComm is a marketing firm that helps agribusinesses communicate better and grow faster.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts interviews, researches, and writes original prose materials for print and electronic publication.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Interviews, researches, writes copy for a portfolio of accounts.
  • Ensures copy deadlines and qualitative standards are met.  
  • Notifies client in advance of telephone or on-site interviews.
  • Takes photos to illustrate information collected.
  • Acts as liaison between Production team and client while on-site.
  • Communicates pertinent client information to VistaComm team.
  • Works with the graphics department to ensure project specifications are met.
  • Interviews and writes copy for VisionBuilder process.
  • Writes weekly Web Newsroom articles.
  • Copywriting of internal projects.
  • Represents VistaComm at industry events.

PROFESSIONAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid writing ability w/emphasis on feature writing
  • Strong photography skills with an emphasis on photo stories and essays
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner before clients, their management and employees, and the public
  • Publication design abilities are desirable
  • Ability to join and adapt to a well-established team of journalists
  • Ability to generate and develop story ideas 
  • Ability to follow established style guidelines and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, responsible, mature 
  • Self-starter capable of working effectively without close supervision
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Retain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under  corporate insurance, if applicable

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in journalism, public relations or equivalent experience. Four years related experience as a newsletter writer and/or editor desired. Ag experience a must.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.


  • Employer: VistaComm | Salary: | Job Type: | Category: | Job source: | [ Research the Employer ] | Job expires in 29 days or sooner.


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