Careers

Staff Agriculture Writer

Location: Flexible, Home-based

The Staff Agriculture Writer will contribute to and support the content of the Issues Ink Media properties – both print and digital (website, video and newsletters). This includes but is not limited to story pitches, research, writing and proofing. The ideal candidate will possess web-writing experience, be able to produce multiple articles per week and consistently meet deadlines. The candidate should be able to conduct the research necessary to produce accurate, informative pieces.

This role will report to the editors of our seed- and potato-focused properties.

Issues Ink Overview:

Issues Ink is a unique blend of fiercely creative individuals, detail oriented perfectionists, and business visionaries that work to create value for professionals of the agricultural industry. With a global footprint and industry-leading “Inkers” on the team, Issues Ink delivers extensive value to our clients by helping them achieve very specific marketing, communications and business development goals.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in agriculture journalism – preference given to writers with seed and crop production knowledge
  • Strategic thinking
  • Proven ability to write feature stories in a journalistic voice
  • Ability to handle pressure and function under tight deadlines
  • Organized, self-motivated and proactive
  • Ability to identify key industry issues and create questions to draw out information
  • Familiarity with Canadian Press and Associated Press style guidelines helpful

Interested applicants should forward their resume via e-mail, attention Michelle Clarke.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Location: Flexible, Home-based

The Freelance Graphic Designer is responsible for working with our in-house design team to execute the vision of assigned projects. The assigned projects should be approached balancing the visual appeal with the functional requirements.

Issues Ink Overview:

Issues Ink is a unique blend of fiercely creative individuals, detail oriented perfectionists, and business visionaries that work to create value for professionals of the agricultural industry. With a global footprint and industry-leading “Inkers” on the team, Issues Ink delivers extensive value to our clients by helping them achieve very specific marketing, communications and business development goals.

Qualifications:

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Design and layout print publications and newsletters.
  • Creation of marketing, communications and advertising tools for clients.
  • Corporate communications tools.
  • Manage the creative process and maintain a consistency of design for all materials .
  • Development of marketing components.
  • Ensure all procedures are adhered.
  • Lead two directional communication with internal departments .
  • Develop graphics, illustrations, logos for various applications .
  • Incorporate art direction and feedback .
  • Advise on strategies depending on scope of project .
  REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Proficient working with MAC OSX
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Creative Cloud 2015.
  • Working experience of Adobe InCopy
  • Non-editorial experience
  • Understanding of key social media channels
  • Basic understanding of HTML

Interested applicants should forward their resume via e-mail, attention Michelle Clarke.

Media Brands

Issues Ink Media is comprised of eight media properties and their numerous digital and print offerings. With highly sought after issues-based content, our audiences trust our media brands to deliver relevant industry information and insights for their business.

Content Lab

At the heart of Create by Issues Ink is its Content Lab. Our Content Lab can help you amplify your story – in both digital and print mediums – by helping you craft, curate and deploy relevant and engaging content to your customers.