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Content Editor, The Pig & Poultry Sites

  • Full Time
  • Oxford
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Apr 15, 2017

5m Enterprises Ltd

Salary:                               Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Hours:                               Full time, 37½ hours per week

Location:                          Oxford

Duration:                         Permanent

This post reports to the Managing Editor

Benchmark Holdings plc:

Benchmark was founded in 2000 to help repair and build a global food chain that is more efficient, economical, ethical, environmentally friendly and fit for the future. Benchmark’s unique ability to innovate to make food more plentiful, accessible and sustainable through more responsible and ethical practice sits at the core of its business model.

With an international client base which includes food producers, retailers, industry bodies, pharmaceutical companies and governments, Benchmark is able to access and develop improvements in efficiency at every stage of the food chain, driving forward innovation across agriculture and aquaculture, green technologies, manufacturing, packaging and distribution.

Its partnerships with universities, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and thought leaders drive research, innovation and solutions which it communicates directly to its clients and market via its world-leading news websites and publications that have a growing global readership of over six million.

The Group has five divisions: 

·  Benchmark Animal Health drives improvements to animal health and supports efficient, profitable farming practice by offering products and services that reduce disease challenge, build resilience and establish immunity.

·  Benchmarks Sustainability Science supports its partners in agriculture, aquaculture and the food chain grow and source good food better.

·  Benchmark Technical Publishing provides access to expertise, education and knowledge transfer for people and businesses in the agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary and global food supply chain industries.

·  Benchmark Breeding & Genetics drives improvement to animal health, welfare and efficiency by addressing key challenges such as disease, metabolic disorders, reproductive performance and nutritional efficiency.

·  Benchmark Advanced Animal Nutrition – working to develop advanced nutrition and health products for the aquaculture sector that reduce disease and enhance immunity within target species, through the use of probiotics and immuno-stimulants.

Benchmark operates internationally with offices in 27 countries across five continents, employing over 850 people.

Benchmark Technical Publishing

Benchmark Technical Publishing provides access to expertise, education and knowledge transfer for people and businesses in the agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary and global food supply chain industries.

Operating from five countries on three continents, they run 19 online media platforms and 12 digital magazines delivering dynamic, interactive industry news and content direct to the sectors they serve. Since Google started counting in 2006, over 30 million people have read, referenced and relied upon their portfolio worldwide. The media created and delivered by the division sustains a global audience of over six million unique visitors per year.

The global team includes agriculture and aquaculture editors, journalists and translators; technical, web, SEO developers, designers and production controllers; agriculture sales and marketing specialists; media and commissioning and fulfilment managers; and ecommerce and online experts.

5m Enterprises

5m are an international publishing company. Since Google starting counting, over 30 million people have read, referenced and relied upon our portfolio across agriculture, aquaculture and animal husbandry.

The company is part of the Benchmark Holdings Plc group of companies which also includes businesses in: the research of sustainable farming; farming publishing; international consultancy on food/farming issues to retailers, processors, and fast food chains; management of change systems for sustainable industrial production, and; specialist product development/marketing.

Summary of position

The Pig and Poultry sites are the premium international platforms for pork and poultry news insight, analysis and features.

They cover farming, welfare, business and veterinary topics, and are a superior reference of resources for producers large and small.

The Content Editor will work with the Managing Editor and production teams to research, create and maintain web pages on The Pig Site and/or Poultry Site. The ideal candidate will have some digital editorial experience and a demonstrable interest in animal welfare, food production, agriculture and/or veterinary science.

The Content Editor will be enthusiastic about agriculture, sustainable farming practices and topics around food security. Specific experience in farming or animal husbandry is desirable, but not essential. Rather, the Content Editor will be an avid consumer of news and analysis online, an intelligent writer with an eye for current trends in online content, and an adaptable team player with a passion for developing a comprehensive set of digital media skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching, writing and uploading traffic-generating news and features on pork industry topics via a CMS system
  • Building and maintaining an impressive list of contacts, advisers and contributors from the pork industries
  • Adhering to house style, editorial guidelines and content plans while being proactive and innovative in approach to content production
  • Writing for social media and engaging with users across these channels
  • Coordinating content for digital magazines
  • Collaborating with commercial teams to ensure smooth delivery of online marketing and sales campaigns

Skills, Knowledge, ability and experience

  • Educated to degree level preferably in a media and/or veterinary related area
  • Previous experience in digital content production, CMS systems and writing for SEO would be a distinct advantage
  • Preferably a previously published writer (websites, blogs, magazines or newspapers) and proficient social media user

Personal Attributes

  • A can-do attitude and enthusiasm for developing a career in digital media is an absolute must.
  • A real passion for animal-related topics and a willingness to engage with scientific subjects with guidance from editorial management
  • Excellent people skills and the confidence to learn from professionals at all levels of the agricultural sector
  • An ability to understand technology and pick up new topics quickly

This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was completed although it does not include or define all tasks which the post holder may be expected to carry out. The duties may vary from time to time without changing the nature of the post or the level of responsibility and the post holder may also be required to carry out any other duties appropriate to the level of the post.

Tagged as: content, digital content, editor, PIG, poultry, publishing

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