Communications Assistant for the Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program

A part time technical writer and program assistant is needed to develop programming and educational content for the Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) and affiliated efforts.  These include the Illinois Organic Growers Association and soil stewardship efforts.  This person would be expected to manage web content for ASAP, provide editorial support and technical writing for eOrganic and Soil Quality websites, coordinate/provide oversight for eOrganics’s Ask an Expert system and assist with event and program planning for the IL Organic Growers Association.  Knowledge of agriculture, familiarity with web-based publishing, and strong writing skills are required in addition to the ability to work well with others, think creatively and work independently.  A bachelor’s degree in either journalism or agricultural communications or the ability to demonstrate equivalent experience is highly desired.  Media experience and videography skills and a solid understanding of the science and practice of organic agriculture are also desirable.   This is a 25 to 50% position with an anticipated wage rate of ($15-$30) depending on the applicant’s skills and interests.

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