Director Of Content / Editor in Chief

Modern Farmer, Remote, Work from USA

Work at Modern Farmer

Salary: US $70,000 - 80,000, based on experience; includes healthcare & retirement benefits

Salary min: $70,000

Salary max: $80,000

Level: Executive (Director, VP, Department Head)

Duration: Full-Time


MODERN FARMER (A project of Acceso Impact, a US non-profit organization)

Position: Director of Content/ Editor in Chief 

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Remote, preferably within the United States

Salary & Benefits: US $70,000 - 80,000, based on experience; includes healthcare & retirement benefits

Modern Farmer is an award-winning publication and the authoritative resource for today’s cutting-edge food producers and consumers. Originally founded in 2013 as a print publication, Modern Farmer is embarking on an exciting transition from a for-profit online publication to a content-driven, non-profit ‘information-for-action’ community.

Our mission is to create the leading platform for education, awareness-raising, and engagement at the intersection of food, agriculture, and society. By convening diverse audiences, sharing creative and brave content, and leveraging expert journalism, we hope to catalyze change and advance important issues.

In making this transition, Modern Farmer is seeking to hire a Director of Content to join its leadership team. This exciting new position offers the right candidate the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and talented group of people that is building and implementing a new strategy and the organization to implement it.

This role is ideally suited to an experienced writer and editor, who excels at strategy, can effectively translate ideas into action, and is seeking an opportunity to play an integral part in developing a new model for results-oriented engagement on critical topics such as food insecurity, sustainability, climate change, and nutrition.

The primary responsibilities for this role include:

  • Working with the Executive Director and the Director of Outreach & Strategy to set the content goals and strategies for Modern Farmer, and to link those to its action-oriented partnerships with other online publications, NGOs, corporations, and philanthropies.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to increase and diversify readership using data-driven content planning, SEO, and other approaches to engagement.
  • Developing and maintaining a deep engagement with our subject matter, current trends and emerging stories.
  • Developing ambitious new content packages.
  • Setting and maintaining high editorial standards.
  • Actively engaging in setting story lineups, line editing and top editing.
  • Managing and evaluating editorial staff and freelancers, while providing regular, constructive feedback.
  • Overseeing annual editorial budget.
  • Ensuring content is compliant with the relevant laws governing non-profit organizations in the US and Canada.
  • Other duties, as needed, to ensure the quality of the content and its relationship to the overall goals of the organization.

The Director of Content will report to the Executive Director of Modern Farmer, and will be an employee of Acceso Impact, a US-based non-profit organization.

Working closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Outreach & Strategy, the Director of Content will play a crucial role in creating and implementing a new approach to educating and engaging citizens around an incredibly timely and significant set of topics that builds on Modern Farmer’s accomplished journalistic track record.

For this exciting and important role, we are looking for an individual with the following qualifications:

● 5+ years of experience in editorial/content/media leadership. 

● Demonstrated grasp of digital, print and social media. 

● Exposure to/interest in issues related to agricultural/farming, climate change, food security, agtech, and/or immigration. 

● Highest journalistic and personal ethics. 

● Must possess an undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience. 

● An ability to work collaboratively in a remote context. 

● Comfort working as part of a small, dynamic, and evolving team.

To apply, please complete the below form and upload you cover letter and CV. This posting will close Midnight, Sunday December 11th 2022

If you have any issues completing this form, please contact us at quoting "Director of Content" in the subject line 

Modern Farmer is a project of Acceso Impact, a US non-profit organization. Acceso Impact is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Acceso Impact makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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