Location: Sutton/Remote

Business area: Mark Allen Agriculture

Position: Full-time

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Editor - Farmers Weekly

Posted: Nov 03, 2020

Quite simply, this is one of the top jobs in professional magazine and online publishing.


Farmers Weekly is the UK’s top business & professional magazine, with a fully-paid weekly circulation of well over 40,000 subscribers and newstrade buyers. It’s the bible of UK farming, trusted by tens of thousands of British farmers to keep them informed and help them run their farms more effectively.


Farmers Weekly’s website, FWi, is by far the most popular website for UK farmers, with more than 600,000 visitors every month making well over a million visits. The publication also has a huge following on social media.


British farming is going through the biggest set of changes ever to hit the industry, driven by Brexit, changing consumer preferences, the need to farm more sustainably and an avalanche of new developments in science and technology. Never has there been a more exciting time to be writing about UK agriculture – and never has it been more important for Farmers to be well informed about the changes taking place and how they can respond to them.


The Editor is responsible for setting the editorial direction and running the 25-strong editorial team, as well as making sure that we get the very most for our readers from our substantial editorial freelance budget. The number one priority is to ensure that Farmers Weekly and FWi continue to deliver great content that farmers love. But more than that, the Editor of Farmers Weekly is also expected to play a role in promoting farming to the wider public and to fight on behalf of Britain’s hard-working farmers on the issues that matter most to them.


First and foremost, we’re looking for a first-rate journalist - someone who knows what great journalism is, and how to run a team to deliver it week-in, week-out, in print and online. But we’re also looking for someone who is passionate about British farming and with the confidence to take a stand on the key issues facing UK farmers today.


If you think this could be you, then please send an application to Stuart McLean, HR Director at stuart.mclean@markallengroup.com outlining why you feel you are the right person to drive this prestigious brand forward.