Careers

In its first 100 years, Sosland Publishing established itself as the food industry’s most trusted source for news and insights. But we’re just getting started. To keep pace with this rapidly evolving industry, we need trailblazers that can bring fresh perspectives to our team of talented journalists, content creators, designers, media experts and sales professionals. If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you!

Current Opportunities

We do not have any open positions at this time.

Food Business News is seeking a creative and dynamic digital associate editor. This position will assist in the development of the magazine’s online and social media presence. Responsibilities include researching and writing informative online content, sourcing graphics for the website, constructing compelling headlines and producing monthly newsletters.

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Create impactful editorial content for the website, social media and newsletters

· Source or create graphics, video and audio content for the website or newsletters

· Identify and report daily news stories, innovations and trends

· Monitor digital benchmarks and offer strategic ideas to improve online activity

· Assist with content development of the website

· Attend trade shows and conferences to network with industry experts and build subject matter knowledge

THe ideal candidate:

· Strong understanding of the digital and social media landscape and how to leverage resources to build readership and online engagement

· Strategically focused and results driven self-starter

· Excellent organizational and time-management skills

· Creative problem-solving skills

· Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment

· High level of accuracy and attention to detail

· Experience/Exposure to SEO optimization/taxonomy, Google Analytics, and graphic design

Education and experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or Communications

· 1 to 3 years multimedia experience

· B2B publishing experience preferred

Position Overview

Pet Food Processing is seeking a creative and dynamic digital associate editor. This position will assist in the development of the magazine’s online and social media presence. Responsibilities include creating informative online content, sourcing graphics for the website, constructing compelling headlines and producing monthly newsletters. This role will also utilize social media platforms to drive brand awareness and online engagement.

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Create impactful editorial content for the website, social media and newsletters

· Identify and report daily news stories, press releases, innovations and trends

· Source or create graphics, video and audio content for the website or newsletters

· Establish, develop and maintain sources to provide relevant and interesting insights to the processing operations of the pet food and pet treat industry

· Provide copy editing and design review for monthly print publication and e-newsletters

· Monitor digital benchmarks and offer strategic ideas to improve online activity

· Assist with content development and copy editing of print publication

· Attend trade shows, conferences, and plant visits to network with industry experts and build subject matter knowledge

THe ideal candidate:

· Excellent interviewing, writing, and editing skills

· Strong understanding of the digital and social media landscape and how to leverage those resources to build readership and online engagement

· Strategically focused and results driven self-starter

· Excellent organizational and time-management skills

· Creative problem-solving skills

· Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, deadline centric environment

· High level of accuracy and attention to detail

· Insatiable curiosity to research and learn about the pet food and treat industry

Education and experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or Communications

· 1 to 3 years multimedia experience

· B2B publishing experience preferred

· Digital editing experience recommended (Audition, Premiere Pro)

· Experience using Excel, Word, and Outlook (InDesign helpful)

Position Overview

Sosland Publishing is seeking an experienced journalist for our Milling & Baking News and Food Business News print and online publications. This role is responsible for collecting ingredient market data and writing market commentary and news stories on various food commodities such as wheat, corn, soy, flour, sugar, eggs and others. An understanding of markets and their economic value will support the news-enriched quality of these publications.

THe ideal candidate:

· Excellent researching, interviewing, writing and editing skills

· Identify and analyze market data with urgency and accuracy

· Calculate percentage changes in crop production yields and identify data trends related to ingredient commodity production and prices

· Provide readers with insights related to commodity markets and trends

· Ability to establish, develop and maintain sources for market columns and stories

· Proactively engage with industry associations and experts

· Proven ability to meet deadlines while managing articles at various stages of the writing process

· Develop compelling and informative editorial content to be used across traditional print and digital platforms

· Ability and willingness to travel to conferences and other industry events

Education and experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Economics, Business or related discipline

· 5-10 years previous writing experience in a journalistic/reporting format, B2B preferred

· Knowledge of the food-based markets preferred or demonstrated interest in learning the market industries

· Familiarity using various social media platforms to drive content awareness.

· Experience using Excel, Word and Outlook (InDesign helpful)

Benefits

Sosland Publishing encourages a positive work-life balance for its team members. Our Paid Time Off (PTO) program quickly ramps up to four weeks of PTO after just four years of service. In addition, our employees receive 13 days of PTO for holidays.

Our healthcare program offers medical, dental and vision coverage at competitive rates as well as company contributions to health savings plans.

We offer eligible employees assistance with income protection through employer-paid short- and long-term disability plans.

Sosland Publishing offers employer-paid life insurance to all full-time employees, their spouse and dependent(s). In addition, employees can opt into our voluntary life and AD&D plan to add supplemental coverage and security to their families.

Employees can save for retirement through our Roth 401(k) and Traditional 401(k) retirement plans. Rollovers from other plans are also accepted. Sosland Publishing provides eligible employees with company match and discretionary profit-sharing contributions. Financial planning resources are offered to all employees at no charge.

We provide team members with free access to an employee assistance program, which offers legal assistance, mental health counseling, career development training and more.

Sosland Publishing is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts and cultural communities in Kansas City and will reimburse up to $500 in eligible ticket purchases for cultural events presented by 501(c)(3) organizations.