Agriland Media Group has vacancies for technical reporters interested in a career in media that covers various sectors in the agricultural industry, e.g., the sheep sector, or farm infrastructure.

If you’re motivated, enthusiastic and have a good knowledge of the technical aspects of Irish farming then we have the opportunity for you.

The successful candidate(s) will have an agricultural science (or related) qualification. Additionally, some post-college experience (in industry) is desirable.

The role(s) will include working as part of a team in a fast-paced digital news environment.

 

Do you have a passion for farming?

Reporting to the editor, applicants will have to: Track trends; forge relationships with farmers and industry stakeholders; and work closely with other technical journalists.

The successful applicant(s) must also develop the ability to proof, fact-check and quality-check written and broadcast content.

A flair for writing is essential, along with a consuming passion for farming.

If you’re energetic, have an eye for detail and have a strong and confident command of the English (written) language, we want to hear from you.

 

Requirements:

  • A good knowledge of – and passion for – technical aspects of Irish farming is essential;
  • Some post-college experience needed;
  • A graduate qualification in agricultural science or a related degree;
  • Writing ability is essential;
  • You must be driven, hard-working and flexible;
  • You must be keen to network and build contacts across the relevant sectors;
  • A full driving licence and your own transport.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the editor, you will work with the technical team on relevant stories and content including written articles, audio and video;
  • You must be able to write factual, clean copy to tight deadlines;
  • You will pitch and generate original stories and content.

 

If you want to be part of a vibrant news desk with a national remit, send a cover letter – explaining why you’re a suitable candidate – and your CV to: [email protected] by Friday, January 27.

Please put ‘Technical Reporter’ in the subject line of your application.