Noble Research Institute: Writer/Copy Editor
We are seeking a writer/copy editor passionate about telling the
story of regenerative ranching; an individual who can easily toggle
between penning long-form narratives and crafting effective
marketing and development copy; and a skilled proofreader, who
possesses a keen eye to keep our communications outlay clean and
We are all impacted by Noble's primary audience - thousands of
farmers and ranchers nationwide who manage millions of acres of
grazing lands. We care for the land and its improvement. We believe
the health of soil, plants, animals, and humans is one and
Our national-award-winning communications team is the megaphone
from which we share the story of regenerative land stewardship to
farmers and ranchers, potential donors, and society at large.
Communications distills and articulates how our internal research
discoveries and outreach activities can assist farmers and ranchers
in their journey to rejuvenate the soil. We live to discover and
share the information farmers and ranchers need to leave their land
better at sunset than at sunrise.
Our goal is to achieve regenerative land stewardship in grazing
animal production with lasting producer profitability. This
monumental undertaking requires thousands of agricultural producers
across the U.S. to overcome significant barriers and change their
current operational practices. Our communications team will play a
critical role in clearly articulating and conveying the information
necessary for farmers and ranchers to triumph over these barriers
and ultimately benefit all of society through their efforts.
As our organization steps onto the national stage, traditional
communication methods will not suffice. Our brand is growing, and
we welcome new ideas, approaches and technologies that enable us to
empathetically move producers and donors through the journey from
awareness to action.
If you've dreamed of a place where you can combine your talents
of writing and copy editing with your passion to serve farmers and
ranchers (and impact the whole of society through healthy soil!)
then apply to join our communications team today. Side by side with
all the teams at the Institute and collaborators around the
country, we relentlessly seek to instill knowledge and confidence
to empower farmers, ranchers and landowners to reach their
Who you are:
- Life-Long Learner: First and foremost, you must be a passionate
learner in your personal life and dedicated to advancing knowledge
of your craft.
- Experienced Writer: You love taking big, unwieldy concepts and
making them clear, concise and fun to read. You are a bold
storyteller who uses words to move people to action and varies
style based on medium.
- Passion for Proofing: You're a fastidious editor with a high
attention to detail, and you're a strategic messenger who can
appropriately integrate key organizational messages. You must have
a clear opinion about the Oxford comma.
- Teammate: You are an enthusiastic, flexible and conscientious
teammate who loves agriculture. An organized self-starter, you can
manage multiple projects and deadlines while remaining
- Stewardship: You serve your team and Noble for the benefit of
the entire organization. You work for the success of those around
What we need:
A balance of the above "who you are" attributes. In short, a
teammate who understands and is comfortable with the entire
storytelling process from planning to execution. And, as important,
you measure success by the success of those around you.
What life is like at Noble:
We come from different parts of the globe and from different
walks of life, but we share the vision of our founder Lloyd Noble
to improve the land for the benefit of all society. We are a
community with a common cause - to regenerate the nation's grazing
lands and do it in a way that provides lasting profitability to the
men and women who are responsible for those lands. There are many
great byproducts that come from that - healthy soil; healthy food;
more resilient lands and animals; and new opportunities for
farmers, ranchers and future generations. Our culture is welcoming,
supportive and diverse. We all benefit from a new outlook, so share
your personal experiences, your perspectives and your background
- Competitive benefits
- Employee Wellness Program
- Friendly and collaborative work environment
- On-campus cafeteria
- On-campus wellness center
- Flexibe work environment
- Organizational support for community volunteering
- Company-wide family and fun events
Writer Copy Editor Job Description
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
The Writer/Copy Editor will be responsible for:
- Generating engaging, effective and original content for all
internal and external communications mediums including:
advertisements, blog content, annual reports, internal
publications/posters, Legacy magazine, e-newsletter, press releases
and special publications.
- Demonstrating ability to produce marketing materials and
- Writing digital content for all social media platforms, and
implementing search engine optimization (SEO) techniques.
- Reviewing all communications materials (i.e., announcements,
eblasts, manuscripts, publications, posters, videos, etc.) for
grammatical, punctuation and syntax mistakes, and conducting fact
checking on all communications pieces.
- Ensure that all organizational messages are correctly
articulated in all communications materials.
- Be an organized self-starter and manage multiple projects and
deadlines while remaining flexible despite changes to production
- Serve your team and Noble for the benefit of the entire
organization. Work for the success of those around you.
A Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications,
journalism or related field is required. A Master's degree in
public relations, communication, journalism or related field is
A minimum of 5 years working experience developing written
materials in a professional setting (newspaper, PR/communications
office or agency) is also required.