Machinery Reporter

Does writing about the inner workings of a tractor and testing the kits out on farms excite you? Are you skilled in reporting and writing?
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Does writing about the inner workings of a tractor and testing the kits out on farms excite you?

Are you happy to travel around the UK and internationally?

Do you want to work for a forward thinking, creative and continuously expanding media organisation?

Yes? Let's explore the fantastic career opportunity below at Farmers Weekly.

About Us 

Mark Allen Group consists of seven divisions: MA Healthcare, MA Business, MA Education, MA Exhibitions, MA Music Leisure & Travel, MA Dentistry Media and MA Agriculture, home to Farmers Weekly.

We are continuously looking to invite driven, ambitious, and enthusiastic candidates into our MAG family across our lucrative businesses. We are a trusted, family-owned media company specialising in offering professional content and services to global audiences. Content is key to everything that we do, be it across print, digital or events.

We’re not interested in fitting in to what a media company is supposed to look like. We are not wallflowers. Our ever-increasing business has rapidly grown from its humble beginnings and we’re only just getting started….

We can offer you:

  • Ongoing training and development
  • Salespeople - commission always uncapped!
  • Stability - continued growth across our portfolios, even in 2020!
  • Opportunities - 13 new acquisitions added to our business so far in 2021
  • Investing time in our people
  • Flexible working (hybrid, home, and office)
  • A platform where every opinion counts
  • Inspirational, forward thinking senior leaders
  • The chance to join our dedicated communities such as MA PRIDE, Diversity & Inclusion Network, Gender Equality Network, MA Foundation (charity work)

As well as:

  • To start you will have 25 days holiday to enjoy which increases after continuous service
  • Know anyone else who would love to join us? Great! You can earn a generous bonus by referring a colleague or friend once you are an employee
  • The company will pay the cost of a standard eye test once every two years or sooner if recommended by an optician
  • Life assurance eligible from day one
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Pension contribution
  • Company sick pay
  • Christmas closure
  • #MAGSWAG - if you are successful, keep an eye out for the postman! 

This is the type of person we are looking for:

  • You are passionate about what you do
  •  Professional, but not corporate 
  • Team player, it’s a collaborative organisation and our people mean everything!
  • Ambitious
  • Confident in giving your input and sharing ideas

The Opportunity:

We're looking for an enthusiastic, organised and creative individual to join the team at Farmers Weekly as machinery reporter.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who would enjoy reporting on the latest developments from the world’s machinery makers.

The role involves testing kit large and small – from tractors and combines to GPS systems and workshop tools – and explaining the ins and outs of them to British farmers and contractors, whether in a written article, via a graphic, a video or a tweet.

The right candidate will be someone who is comfortable talking to farmers, contractors, dealers and manufacturers to produce factual, easy-to-understand reports from farm visits, launches, shows, conferences, press releases and phone conversations.

Developing interesting story ideas and keeping to tight deadlines are essential, along with a keen interest in multimedia journalism. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Generating original, high-quality content for Farmers Weekly, in print and online
  • Taking photographs, producing videos and using  social media
  • Developing industry contacts

Key requirements:

  • Experience of writing accurate, informative copy to deadline and brief
  • Interest in machinery and/or agriculture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and manage contacts
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  •  Interest in online journalism and social media
  • Clean, full drivers licence 

Salary: up to £30,000 DOE

Office: Farmers Weekly is based in Sutton, Surrey, with flexible office/home working. Remote working applications will also be considered. The role also requires extensive travel throughout the UK and overseas.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the Mark Allen Group. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, because it makes our company stronger. We are committed to achieving a working environment that provides equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination. We aim to become the most inclusive business in Publishing- both for our people and our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we work with. We want people from all backgrounds to feel valued for their individuality and to thrive in our business and feel part of the family-run Mark Allen Group.




Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Corporate Social Responsibility

MA Foundation

MA Foundation is a charitable foundation recently established by Mark Allen as a conduit for employees to coordinate their fundraising efforts.

The MA Foundation is currently supporting, YoungMinds and STOP THE TRAFFIK.



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