Staff Writer
Issues Ink - Winnipeg, MB

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Staff Writer
Function: Editorial
Reporting to: Managing Editor
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Job Level: Mid-Level 1 – 5 Years similar experience
Date Created/Revised: Dec. 2012

ISSUES INK OVERVIEW:
Issues Ink is a growing Winnipeg-based media company and we understand that content drives engagement and engagement drives brand loyalty. Having business experience across North America and around the world, Issues Ink has a strong media background and currently produces print, electronic, new media, video and web-based solutions for a variety of publications and clients across the agriculture and agri-food industry.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The staff writer will engage our readers in timely and insightful content on multiple platforms with an unparalleled commitment to integrity. Our publications include:
Seed World - seedworld.com
Germination - germination.ca
Alberta Seed Guide - seed.ab.ca
Spud Smart - spudsmart.com

The staff writer will write feature stories, conduct research, conduct professional interviews, content development, offer insight on story ideas and development for both digital and print properties.
Preference will be given to experience in agriculture and journalism with an aptitude for critical thinking.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The ideal candidate will be able to perform the following key roles and tasks:
 Develop content
 Ensure that Issues Ink’s content offerings stand out in an increasingly fragmented and competitive information universe
 Maintain an understanding and knowledge of key issues in North American agriculture
 Contribute to the development of editorial calendars and story lineups for each issue
 Proven ability to write feature stories in a lively and engaging journalistic voice
 Collect and edit content for weekly press releases and newsletters under tight deadlines
 Liaise with editorial advisory board members and industry leaders as needed
 Attend industry events, conferences and tradeshows as needed
 Contribute to digital properties: Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms
 Maintain up-to-date familiarity with Canadian Press and Associated Press style guidelines
 Exhibit excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Basic working knowledge of Joomla would be an asset
 Other duties as required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 A degree in communications, journalism and/or agriculture, or demonstrable equivalent in experience is required
 A minimum of 2 to 5 years of experience in a media capacity
 Additional media and/or agriculture education or experience is an asset

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
 Excellent communication skills
 Ability to work with a wide range of people, including sources, internal staff and industry leaders
 Must be able to identify key industry issues and create thought-provoking questions to draw out information
 Commitment to an enjoyable, positive and successful work environment
 Must be well organized
 The ability to work under tight deadlines
 Must be able to handle pressure well

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
The editor reports to the managing editor and leads the editorial direction.

CORE VALUE:
Live and work with integrity for ourselves, our clients, our team and our community.

CONTACT:
Shawn Brook, President


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