IFT Publications seeks a full-time Crops Editor to lead our coverage of crop production and marketing in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The Crops Editor also will serve as the eastern Iowa field editor for Iowa Farmer Today.If you’re the person for this job, you’re an experienced journalist with a strong background in corn and soybean seed, soil health, crop chemicals and other inputs. You’re comfortable talking with farmers in their fields and with suppliers on the phone or in person. You’ll serve as the IFT Publications crop information resource for our field editors who focus on other regions or other categories of coverage.And you will work as part of an award-winning team that covers crop and livestock production and marketing, ag-related policy and rural issues.The Crops Editor will report for three weekly publications: Iowa Farmer Today, Missouri Farmer Today and Illinois Farmer Today. This position also will contribute to news updates on the publication sites and to digital newsletters.Requirements:Journalism degree or equivalent and at least two years of experience reporting on crop productionStrong background in corn and soybean seed, soil health, crop chemicals and other inputsFamiliarity with cash and futures marketsExperience interviewing farmers and agribusiness executivesGenuine interest in crop production and marketingProven skills in reporting, writing and photography for news and feature storiesPreferred candidates will have a farm background, experience with video reports and working knowledge of InDesign.Competitive salary and benefit package. Come join our challenging and rewarding work environment. Applications are accepted at www.iowafarmertoday.com/workhere.
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