Seeking Agribusiness Writers – Contract Freelance
We are seeking professional communicators with a background in agriculture, agribusiness or a related field for contract freelance writing assignments in our Agribusiness publishing segment, specifically for our statewide agriculture guides. Candidates should be experienced in writing business, industry and news stories, and feel comfortable interviewing farmers, industry professionals and commodity group representatives. A general knowledge of agriculture and agriculture terminology is required and experience writing news or agriculture features is preferred.
Articles focus on agricultural commodities, importance of agricultural exports, industry developments, farm-to-consumer programs, agricultural technology and other features of interest to those involved in the industry. Interested candidates should send the following to Rachel Bertone. Please put “Agribusiness Writers” in the subject line.
1. A resume (required)
2. Three agribusiness writing clips
3. A writing sample of 150-200 words using the following prompt:
Research a top commodity crop from the state you live in such as corn, soybeans, cotton, peanuts, wheat, etc. Write the first 200 words of an article on this crop’s impact on your state’s agriculture industry. Include current facts and statistics as well as what makes this crop so successful in the state and how it impacts consumers and the economy.