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Good Fruit Grower, a magazine that covers the tree fruit and wine grape industries, is looking for an exceptional journalist to serve as Associate Editor and continue the magazine’s tradition of excellence.

Good Fruit Grower is based in Yakima, Washington, but for this position, there is interest in finding a candidate whose location would best facilitate coverage of Midwest and East Coast fruit growers.

The Associate Editor helps produce in-depth articles and photographs for 17 print issues a year, a bi-monthly electronic newsletter, and the website. He/she reports on research from scientists, writes features on innovative growers, takes photographs and secures illustrations as needed. Some travel is expected.

The ideal candidate embraces the highest standards of professionalism, writes about technical and scientific topics with clarity and authority, demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of fruit growing practices, juggles assignments, and maintains excellent relations with individuals throughout the industry.

The associate editor’s writing workload would include such topics as innovative techniques of different growers and trends in such areas as labor, marketing, regulation, equipment, chemicals, soil science, organic growing, pest controls, harvest and packing issues, irrigation, pruning, and development of new varieties.

Position requirements:

–A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as journalism, horticulture or English literature.
–Excellent writing and editing skills.
–Proven ability to juggle deadlines and work with other writers.
–Versatility: demonstrated ability to write technical or scientific articles and news, and people features.
–Photography skills.
–Familiarity and comfort with integration of content created for print and digital platforms.

Desired qualifications:
–Conversational fluency in Spanish is desired but not required.
–Prior experience working for a comparable publication.
–Knowledge of the fruit industry in Washington State.

The position is open till filled.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, at least three writing samples relevant to the requirements of this position, a resume and references with contact information. Candidates who do not provide all of these elements will not be considered. Candidates who are moved to the second round of consideration will be interviewed by phone or in person and will be asked for additional materials. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit to learn more about the publication.

Applicant materials must be submitted to

Good Fruit Grower was established in 1946 and is headquartered in Yakima, Washington, in the scenic center of one of the world’s top tree fruit and grape growing regions. Distributed to 50 states and 50 countries, Good Fruit Grower covers the growing, packing, handling, marketing, and promotion of tree fruits (apples, pears, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, prunes, and plums), as well as juice and wine grape production.

This position is exempt and offers a competitive salary with strong benefits.

Good Fruit Grower staff are employees of the Washington State Fruit Commission, a state agency. The commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with state and federal laws.