Public Relations Coordinator


Location:  Columbia, Mo.


General Responsibilities:

Lead positioning on key organizational issues. Serve as liaison to agriculture trade media and MCA spokespeople. Drive visibility efforts on key organizational issues in the countryside. Serve as a communications resource for county affiliates. Provide graphic design, editing and other resources to the association’s publications, including its monthly magazine (Missouri BEEF Cattleman).


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an editor and graphic designer for the Missouri BEEF Cattleman magazine
  • Develop and execute proactive trade media relations for MCA
  • Provide communications counsel on organizational issues
  • Identify and act on opportunities to solidify MCA’s reputation in the countryside
  • Work with MCA leaders to communicate MCA’s policy positions
  • Manage MCA website
  • Manage all electronic and print communications
  • Edit and write all membership material with counsel from MCA Manager of Membership



  • The individual should be a self-directed and energetic individual who possesses excellent writing, design and communications skills
  • Has two or more years of experience in communications (preferably within food or agriculture advocacy)
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute ideas
  • Experience with communications campaigns and programs
  • Must have a passion for agriculture and the people who feed the world
  • Bachelor degree required
  • Existing relationships with agricultural trade media a plus
  • Background and knowledge of the agricultural industry a plus.


    To Apply:

    Send the following to the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association:

  • Cover letter plus resume (please include salary history)
  • No less than three samples of your work (writing, design, broadcast, etc.)
  • No less than three references


Please send your application by mail or electronically to the addresses below:


Mike Deering
Executive Vice President

Missouri Cattlemens Association RE: Public Relations Coordinator

2306 Bluff Creek Drive Columbia, MO. 65206 (Mike Deering)