Job Postings, as of 5/3/2013
Florida Equine Publications Seeks Full-Time Associate Editor
Location: Ocala, Florida
Salary: Depends on experience and includes competitive benefits package
Position Available: Immediately
• Develop, write and edit feature articles for daily thoroughbred racing and breeding digest and contribute to a monthly magazine.
• Also responsible for producing a hunter-jumper digest that is published weekly, eight weeks per year from late January through mid-March.
• Assist with the production of daily digest distributed at all Ocala Breeders’ Sales auctions held eight times per year.
• College degree.
• Knowledge of thoroughbred racing and breeding preferred.
• Social media skills preferred.
• Must be a self-starter with organizational skills and be able to multi-task.
• Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.
• Must be able to work weekends, holidays and some nights. Some travel may also be involved.
This person will report directly to the Editor-in-Chief.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three published writing samples to:
801 SW 60th Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34474
Lessiter Publications Seeks Full-Time Associate Editor For American Farriers Journal
Location: Brookfield, Wis.
Salary: Depends on experience and includes competitive benefits package.
Position Available: Immediately.
• Develop, write and edit feature stories and department articles for the equine footcare industry.
• Production of high quality digital photographs, video and audio for use with feature articles, departments, web content and social media.
• Develop content for weekly electronic newsletters, americanfarriers.com web site and social media.
• Play key role in planning, promoting and producing publication-sponsored annual International Hoof-Care Summit.
• College degree, preferably in journalism.
• Ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks and projects at same time.
• Organized and self-motivated with ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to not only work alone, but with other staffers, departments, farriers and equine veterinarians.
• Preference given to candidates with working knowledge of the equine industry and electronic media.
Full job posting at: www.americanfarriers.com/pages/AFJ-Associate-Editor.php
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three published writing samples to:
P.O. Box 624,
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624
AMERICAN PAINT HORSE ASSOCIATION
Immediate Opening: Associate Editor
The American Paint Horse
Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, located in
the heart of horse country, Fort Worth, Texas. APHA is dedicated to promoting
Paint Horses and their people—a commitment evident in the association’s
The associate editor helps promote knowledge about and loyalty to the American Paint Horse and the American Paint Horse Association through the creation of quality content for the association’s family of publications. The associate editor gathers and organizes information, generates articles and photography, proofreads content, coordinates deadlines, and closely works with a number of other APHA departments, members and outside professionals to better serve the needs of the
The associate editor’s duties will include but not be limited to:
· Generate editorial ideas for the Paint Horse Journal, Paint Horse Racing and other APHA
· Produce articles, columns and content for standing pages for the Paint Horse Journal and Paint
· Photograph and coordinate acquisition of outside photography for publications
· Copyedit editorial content for the Paint Horse Journal, Paint Horse Racing and other
· Assist with compilation and review of publication dummy for all magazines
· Maintain editorial indexes
· Maintain APHA Shutterfly account
· Assist with organization and maintenance of association photography
· Assist with APHA social media projects
· Update phj.apha.com and other APHA websites as needed
· Coordinate with other members of the editorial, marketing and graphics departments, as well as other APHA departments as needed
In addition, the associate editor will perform some marketing-related duties as assigned, including
writing press releases and coordinating video projects.
The ideal candidate will:
· Have excellent communication skills, including excellent writing and editing
Be self-motivated and be a creative thinker
Have an Understanding of the equine industry as it pertains to American Paint Horses
· Have knowledge of Paint Horse Journal and Associated Press style
Have knowledge of equine photography
· Have the ability to self-edit copy
· Be able to adhere to deadlines
· Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Be available to travel occasionally
Education and experience required for this position:
· Bachelor’s degree in related field required
At least three years related experience and or training
· Horse experience highly preferred
If you love to write about beautiful horses and want to work in a fast paced equine environment, please forward your resume and writing samples to the: American Paint Horse Association, Attn: Human Resources, 2800 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary and benefits commensurate with other leading equine associations. Benefits include; paid vacation, holidays, personal time, health, dental and vision insurance.
Job Postings as of 4/2/13
Morris Communications Company LLC, seeks a full-time Associate Editor for Western Horseman.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas.
Salary: Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits package.
Position available: Immediately
• Propose and write feature stories, training articles and other department articles that relate directly to the Western stock horse enthusiast.
• Write copy for the special sections as scheduled in the publication.
• Take high quality digital photographs and video to illustrate feature articles, and for use in departments, blogs, web content and social media.
• Develop content for westernhorseman.com and for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or journalism.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
• Organized, disciplined and self-motivated.
• Ability to work individually, and in close cooperation with other employees and departments.
• Preference given to candidates with working knowledge of the horse industry and Western disciplines.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resumé and samples to:
Darrell Dodds, Publisher
2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Morris Communications Company, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Position: Art Director
Location: North Oxford, MA
Status: Full Time
Job Description: Publishing company located in central Massachusetts looking for an art director with experience in publication design to produce monthly equine magazine.
The candidate should possess strong design skills as well as an expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, in particular InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. We are looking for someone who can work in a fast paced environment, achieving goals under tight deadlines.
- Work alongside the editorial and sales teams to produce an equine-related magazine every month.
- Design any and all marketing materials such as media kits, web graphics and sales sheets.
- Design and produce 4 to 5 supplemental pieces (range from 32-60 pages each).
- Maintain style guidelines and brand identity.
- Must have expert knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop.
- 3-5 years of experience in the magazine publishing industry.
- Must be a self-starter and have strong communication skills.
- Must possess the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time.
- Very high attention to detail.
- Experience in producing digital magazines and tablet apps a plus.
If you are interested in this position, please send along your resume, salary requirements and samples of your portfolio (or link to online portfolio). If you are sending your portfolio, please send in PDF format no larger than 5mb.
Publisher - Equine Journal
83 Leicester Street
N. Oxford, MA 01537
Position Title: Program Director for the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center
Part-time: approximately 20 hours per week
Office Location: Penn State Extension – Franklin County
181 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Brief Summary of Duties:
This individual will function as a member of the Penn State Extension – Franklin County 4-H team, collaborating with the 4-H educators and other staff in the Penn State Extension Office in Franklin County. Major responsibilities will include: managing the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center to include supervision of part-time staff, financial management and development activities, creation and dissemination of public relations materials and community outreach. In carrying out the assigned duties, the individual will work directly with other part-time Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center staff, volunteers, the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center Council, and interact with various county agencies. This position is administratively responsible to the Penn State Extension 4-H Youth Development Coordinator in Franklin County and the Penn State Extension District Director.
1. Serve as main point of contact for anyone who has questions about any aspect of the Therapeutic Riding program. Network within the community by attending community events, including United Way functions.
2. Manage Therapeutic Riding Center finances. Work with the Therapeutic Riding Center Council treasurer on maintaining monthly financial statements and assist with the compilation of the annual budget.
3. Research and write grant proposals to assist in funding the Therapeutic Riding Center operations to include the United Way application. Plan and conduct fund raising activities. This includes overseeing and organizing events as required, keeping donor database, logging income and expenses, promotions and recognizing donors. Prepare annual fundraising letter and supporting United Way grant requirements.
4. Manage Therapeutic Riding program part-time employees. Work with Therapeutic Riding Council on hiring and periodically reviewing staff. Position reports directly to the Penn State Extension 4-H Youth Development Coordinator in Franklin County.
5. For Council and Operation committee meetings: prepare agendas, send reminder notices, attend meetings, and disseminate minutes. Work with finance committee to develop the annual budget. Attend other committee meetings as required.
6. Produce quarterly newsletter, annual report and marketing materials. Maintain website and social networking. Conduct public relations presentations and inform the public of the program.
7. Maintain and review current policy and procedures manual, maintain and review current parent handbook and volunteer handbook, and maintain and review rider and volunteer application forms, updating all as necessary. Assist instructors, barn manager and volunteer coordinator with volunteer trainings and lesson scheduling.
8. Demonstrate competency in knowledge of computers and applicable software. Use a variety of technology to increase the visibility of the 4-H Youth Development program and the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center within the diverse Franklin County communities.
9. Ensure compliance with Penn State Affirmative Action policies. Through public notification and “All Reasonable Efforts” make educational programs accessible to all Clientele. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.
10. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the 4-H Youth Development Coordinator in Franklin County or the District Extension Director.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Some horse experience and knowledge of working with children and adults with disabilities preferred but not required. Candidate should be able to demonstrate positive human relations and effective communications skills necessary to work effectively with volunteers, youth and the general public. Non-profit experience, fundraising/grant writing knowledge required. Effective oral and written communication skills, and information technology skill needed. Ability to work with confidential information. Be deadline driven, highly organized, and work well independently and as part of a team. Hours variable. Requires some evenings and weekends.
Hourly rate: approximately 20 hours per week. Hourly wage commensurate with education, training and experience.
How to apply:
Please contact Penn State Extension – Franklin County for a Penn State University application. Resume, cover letter, three references and completed Penn State Application due to the Penn State Extension -Franklin County, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202 by close of business April 1, 2013 or postmarked by April 1, 2013.
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