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Good Fruit Grower, the tree fruit industry’s most trusted source for news and information based in Yakima, Washington, is seeking an experienced and versatile bilingual journalist to serve as writer/editor, with primary emphasis on creating and coordinating the magazine’s expanding Spanish content.

This exempt, full-time position requires a person with dual skills in both writing and editing.   Spanish fluency is required. Salary and benefits are competitive.

(Note: this opening is not to be confused with the magazine’s opening for a 9-month fellowship for a bilingual journalist.)

Primary Duties

–Provide journalistic oversight for all Spanish content, both video, visuals and text, ensuring quality control and mission of service to Spanish speakers.

–Write articles for print and web in Spanish and English.  

–Monitor press releases and third-party outlets for news that should be posted to website.

–Edit and produce the separate newsletters for Spanish and English audiences.

–Copy edit print content for AP style and magazine’s style guide.

–Oversee translations by vendors of English-to-Spanish, ensuring quality control and suitability for intended audience.

–Assist videographer as needed with Spanish language videos.

–Coordinate with Spanish Advisory Board, Audience Development Manager and Editor on editorial calendar and content development.

Secondary Duties

–Serve as back-up designer for editorial pages and advertising.

Required

–Strong journalism values, excellence in writing and editing, and other relevant experience.

–At least three years experience in journalism or a relevant field.

–A passion for the magazine’s mission of conveying educational information to the grower community.

–An ability to juggle different tasks and deadlines.

–An ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

–Strong skills in using Microsoft Office.

–A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as journalism or communications.

Desired

–Skills with Adobe InDesign and other applications in its design suite.

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, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

To apply:

Candidates must submit three items: 1) a cover letter outlining their suitability for this position and match for the skills requirements; 2) a resume; and 3) samples of their work or a link to a web page showing their work. Materials should be sent to goodfruitjob@outlook.com

Candidates who do not provide the three required application items will not be considered.

The position is open until filled.  Interested candidates should submit their materials early.