Editor/Content Creator – Lancaster Farming (Ephrata, PA)

Editor/Content Creator – Lancaster Farming (Ephrata, PA)

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Lancaster Farming newspaper and LancasterFarming.com continue to grow! Our print newspaper and our website are a leading source of news and information for the farming and agricultural communities we serve. We are in need of a versatile, digitally-savvy editor to write for our existing publications and develop new content verticals in print and online.

If you have a journalism degree or experience in the field, a keen interest in rural life and a desire to apply your creativity to the advancement of our award-winning editorial products, we want to talk to you. If you have an interest in equine topics, we’d like to hear about that too.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Under the guidance of the editorial department’s managing editor, and in conjunction with other team members, this position will be an active content creator who is able to produce a significant content stream while also managing other content creators. This position will also test and develop new content verticals to grow audiences in both print and online.
  • Develop content source relationships and curate material relevant to high-interest aspects of agriculture and farm life.
  • Recruit and manage correspondents to report on events/trends and find compelling features throughout our coverage area.
  • Write about and photograph story topics.
  • Work with the digital team to determine the best story format for online pieces, such as video, photo galleries, listicles, long-form, alternative form, or podcast.
  • Diligently track metrics on website audience growth and retention and make appropriate adjustments to content.

In addition to the essential functions listed above, the employee is expected to:

  • Exercise honesty, integrity and respect with all clients and co-workers
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and clients
  • Work with accuracy, efficiency, and with attention to detail
  • Exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers whenever possible

Qualifications

  • Good communication and organizational skills are important.
  • Ability to report and write are key.
  • Editing in AP style is essential.
  • Aptitude for working both independently and in a team environment is required.
  • News website experience, e.g. posting stories and tracking pageviews, is important.

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