The Irish Farmers Journal is the largest selling agricultural publication in both Ireland and the UK with 295,900 weekly readers. Our other titles include The Irish Field, Irish Country Magazine and Irish Garden Magazine.

We are recruiting for two key roles:

SENIOR NEWS REPORTER

SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL SPECIALIST

These are exciting opportunities for experienced professionals to join a strong stable of publications.

More details on each role and job descriptions are below.

Application deadline: Mon 19 July 2021

Applicants should email a CV and cover letter to recruit@farmersjournal.ie with ‘Senior News Reporter’ or ‘Social Media & Digital Specialist’ in the subject line.

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SENIOR NEWS REPORTER

An exciting career opportunity to join the Irish Farmers Journal’s growing news team. Reporting to the News Editor, you will research, compile and write stories of importance and interest to farmers, all rural dwellers and agribusiness.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate daily news content for www.farmersjournal.ie and the weekly print edition
  • Plan, source, analyse and write relevant high quality news stories of interest and significance to farm families, rural dwellers and agribusinesses
  • Ensure that all copy produced is reader friendly, fair, accurate and timely
  • Edit copy and proof read as required by the News Editor
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Irish Farmers Journal’s digital strategy
  • CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years+ experience in the agricultural or media industries
  • Capacity to recognise and develop strong stories
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent digital and IT skills
  • Excellent knowledge of agricultural industry, both Irish and international
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Proven research and investigative skills
  • Third Level qualification in a related discipline
  • Click here for a full job description.

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    SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL SPECIALIST

    An exciting career opportunity to join the company’s marketing & circulation team. Reporting to the Digital Marketing Manager, you will 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.

    ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop content and strategies to drive engagement and increase interaction across assets and social media for the Agricultural Trust’s platforms
  • Help to optimise paid campaigns across all platforms
  • Manage and oversee the daily roll out of all Agricultural Trust social media channels
  • Build on and grow an already strong and exiting network of followers on all social platforms and channels
  • Oversee the creation of content designed to create engagement and grow the community online as well as offline
  • Analyse the data of each platform to evaluate the success of each strategy
  • 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 marketing or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of rural and farming life in Ireland essential
  • Agility with multimedia production tasks and software, social media, familiarity with HTML, audio and video editing
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A team player is critical
  • Click HERE for a full job description.

    The company is an equal opportunities employer.


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    About us

    The Irish Farmers Journal is Ireland’s leading farming newspaper. The Irish Farmers Journal is published by The Agricultural Trust (which is a Company Limited by Guarantee). Its only mandate is to provide the best possible technical support, market information and news to the agricultural sector. Our head office is based in Dublin, where we employ over 100 people. Main brands include Irish Farmers Journal, Irish Country Living, The Irish Field and Irish Country Magazine. As well as publishing content in print and online, other key activities include our expanding event business and delivering client-based solutions in the form of our in-house agency Traction Marketing.

    At the Irish Farmers Journal, we are proud of the incredibly talented, smart and creative people that work here. Throughout the year, exciting career opportunities come up in the following areas:

  • Editorial.
  • Advertising and sales.
  • Digital.
  • Marketing.
  • Print production.
  • Finance.
  • Design.
  • Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    The company is an equal opportunities employer.