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Careers at the Irish Farmers Journal

Current vacancies:

  • Online Community Manager
  • Senior Sales Manager
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    Online Community Manager

    The Irish Farmers Journal is seeking applications for the position of Online Community Manager

    Reporting to the News Editor, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to build, grow and manage online traffic to the Agricultural Trust’s platforms including the Irish Farmers Journal, Irish Country Living, and the Irish Field, increase brand awareness and engagement online.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Developing content and strategies to drive engagement and increase interaction across assets and social media for the Agricultural Trust’s platforms
  • Building on an already strong and exiting network of followers on all social platforms and channels
  • Overseeing the creation of content designed to create engagement and grow the community online as well as offline
  • Analysing the data of each platform to evaluate the success of each strategy
  • Managing and overseeing the daily roll out of all Agricultural Trust social media channels
  • Candidate Requirements: :

  • 2+ years of experience working in media or leading online communities
  • Experience in content marketing, content strategy and user experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the constantly evolving social media and media landscapes
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Third Level qualification in journalism, marketing or a related discipline
  • A knowledge of rural and farming life in Ireland is a bonus
  • Agility with publishing and multimedia production tasks and software including CMS systems and social media; familiarity with HTML, audio and video editing
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Being a team player is critical
  • A full job description is below.

    The position will primarily be based in Dublin. Fixed term contract role (11 months).

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

    Closing date for application: Friday 25 August 2017


    Senior Sales Manager

    The Irish Farmers Journal is the leading farming newspaper in Ireland and the UK with a readership of 247,000 (JNRS 2015) weekly, across print and digital platforms. We are now recruiting a Senior Sales Manager (permanent contract) reporting to the Sales Director. This is an exciting position for the successful candidate.

    The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for:

  • Managing and maximising advertising revenue
  • Developing new advertising revenue and relationships
  • Managing current key client relationships across designated categories
  • Selling across new/additional categories as required and in agreement with management
  • Attending relevant events nationwide to develop relationships with current and new advertisers

    and growing advertising revenue

  • The role will involve all company print & digital titles
  • Candidates are required to have:

  • Minimum 5 years sales management experience
  • 10 years sales experience
  • People management experience
  • Excellent knowledge of agriculture essential
  • Track record in achieving and exceeding sales targets
  • Ability to originate and develop relevant sales and marketing ideas to grow revenue
  • IT, digital and social media proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Team player
  • Project coordinator skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Full clean driving license essential
  • A full job description is below.

    Interested applicants should forward a CV and cover letter by email to the HR Manager at with ‘Senior Sales Manager’ in the subject line.

    Application deadline: Friday 25 August 2017


    Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence

    The company is an equal opportunities employer

    Online Community Manager Job Description
    Senior Sales Manager Job Description