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Good Fruit Grower magazine is looking for a journalist who is fluent in Spanish and English to serve as the lead writer and curator of its new Spanish-language web site.

The bilingual journalist will be the first new hire in a significant expansion of Good Fruit Grower’s Spanish-language content. Based in Yakima, Washington, the position begins after Sept. 1, subject to final grant approval. The fellowship runs at least nine months; there is flexibility to extend that time for the right candidate.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a journalist to help write a new chapter in the magazine’s history and work closely with an experienced editorial team. This person will help bring new content for an underserved audience in the community of tree fruit and wine grape growers. 

This position calls for an energetic self-starter committed to accuracy and to the magazine’s mission: to educate growers. The bilingual journalist will post content on a web site and on social media, write articles, assist with the review of articles translated from English to Spanish to ensure accuracy, attend editorial planning meetings, attend industry events and conduct interviews for text and video production, plus other duties as assigned. Some travel within central Washington will be required.

Our magazine is based in one of the world’s most productive and innovative fruit-growing regions and is read in 50 states and 50 countries. We are renowned for our authoritative, in-depth reports on innovative growing practices and the latest university research on such topics as organic farming, pest and disease control, food safety requirements, worker safety and new varieties.

The hourly position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, agriculture or other relevant field.

Fluency in Spanish and English, sufficient to meet high journalism standards in either language.

Excellent writing and editing skills, in both Spanish and English.

Familiarity and comfort with integration of content created for print and digital platforms.

Proven ability to juggle deadlines and work as part of a team.

Experience writing for and communicating to a Spanish-speaking audience.

Desired qualifications:

Prior experience working for a comparable publication.

Knowledge of the fruit industry.

Still and video photography skills.

Experience editing video.

Experience writing in AP style.

Knowledge of content management systems.

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 a second round of consideration will be interviewed by phone or in person and will be asked for additional materials. Fluency in Spanish and English will be verified. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit www.goodfruit.com to learn more about the publication.

Applicant materials must be submitted to goodfruitjob@outlook.com. The application deadline is Aug. 1, with submittals reviewed as they come in.

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.

 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.

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