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Careers at the Irish Farmers Journal

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Machinery Testing Specialist

The Irish Farmers Journal is seeking applications for the position of a Machinery Testing Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Irish Farmers Journal Machinery Editorial team as an Irish and international farm machinery specialist developing unique editorial content for our readers. The Irish Farmers Journal has a weekly readership of 247,000 people and machinery coverage plays a significant role in serving the requirements of our customers.

Reporting to the Machinery Editor, the successful candidate will have specific responsibility for:

  • The ability to critically analyse machine performance and functions
  • The preparation of quality farm machinery articles related to on-farm tests which will educate and inform our readers, is a critical component of the job
  • The successful candidate will be expected to represent the Irish Farmers Journal at industry events, develop industry contacts and keep abreast of technical developments in the industry
  • The role will also involve responsibility in developing the range of existing services provided to our readers across the print and digital platforms
  • Candidates are required to have the following:

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Irish and international farm and plant machinery industry
  • A third level qualification in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering or a related discipline
  • Machinery maintenance experience is an advantage
  • Experience and skills in writing and research and a strong command of English is essential, along with communication skills and an ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Computer literacy including digital skills and video with social media is essential
  • A strong understanding of machine components and agri-technology is desirable
  • The position will involve regular travel, both within Ireland and abroad.

    A full job description is below.

    Interested applicants should forward a CV and cover letter outlining suitability to the HR Manager at with ‘Machinery Testing Specialist’ in the subject line.

    Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Closing date for application: Sunday 11th December 2016

    The Irish Farmers Journal is an equal opportunities employer

    Job description: Machinery Testing Specialist

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