Editor - Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Madison, WI   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 8, 2023
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The Editor-Reporter will be responsible for providing professional editorial content each week for Agri-View. You must be fast and accurate as an editor. You must be skilled at interviewing and researching, and have a good knowledge base of the agricultural industry. You must be creative. As a representative of Agri-View you will work to create and maintain a strong network of industry professionals. You must have the ability and knowledge to take and provide quality photos and video. Above all you must have a passion for helping and reaching out to the heart of our country, farmers. Agri-View goes out each week to about 27,000 subscribers in Wisconsin and the Midwest. It's part of Lee Agri-Media, which is home to 10 agricultural publications. Visit agriview.com for more information.

Position Responsibilities
  • This position can be performed remotely or onsite in Madison, Wisconsin. Training and meetings will be held in the Madison area.
  • Must be proficient in grammar, spelling and Associated Press style. We are a member of Associated Press.
  • Must care about details and accuracy.
  • Must interview, research, and professionally and proficiently write 2-3 original articles per week, with at least half of them resulting from on-farm visits.
  • Each week collect and edit non-byline articles and briefs for use within each section.
  • Must be able to prioritize and accomplish the workload accurately in an effective timely manner, meeting deadlines. Must update the manager on workload status on a daily or weekly basis, as needed.
  • All content is entered into the BLOX content-management system.
  • Must have excellent computer and internet-research skills.
  • Help with creative ideas and long-range planning.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Advanced writing, interviewing and AP-Style skills
  • Must process information, and then explain it in a logical and commonly understood manner
  • Knowledge of agricultural industry
  • Intermediate photography skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects along with daily workload, as well as sudden changes
  • Ability to find article ideas
  • Strong communicator and creator
  • Possess the potential for problem-solving, to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure
  • Highly organized and responsible
  • Quality- and detail-oriented person
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and have access to a vehicle
Education & Experience
  • Minimum two years journalism degree, with emphasis in agricultural journalism or equivalent knowledge/experience
  • Prefer previous journalism newsroom experience with AP Style
  • Proficient knowledge of computer software necessary to complete job in a satisfactory manner, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. Must be proficient at using the Internet, and at research and data collection.
  • Extensive experience in meeting deadlines and communicating effectively
Why Join Us?

Madison Media Partners offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career-growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, company-provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Madison Media Partners and Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform, and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and almost 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 74 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 34 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit www.lee.net for more information.

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.