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Research Professional/News Writer

Job Description

  • Collect, organize, summarize, and disseminate market information and commentary to forest industry professionals through the TimberMart-South Market News Quarterly.
  • Verify accuracy of information from knowledgeable and reputable sources.
  • Manage advertiser relationships and ad space in the TimberMart-South Market News Quarterly.
  • Publish on a quarterly schedule:
    • First quarter: April 15th
    • Second quarter: July 15th
    • Third quarter: October 15th
    • Fourth quarter: January 15th 



  • Interview industry professionals and use online and industry subscription sources to research topics.
  • Write and deliver content with a broad knowledge of market news and with the reader’s perspective in mind conforming to specified length, style, and format requirements.
  • Abide by journalism’s ethics and codes. Be aware of and avoid any possibility of copyright infringement.
  • Market to advertisers and prepare advertising copy for insertion in the Market News Quarterly (all ads are submitted by advertisers). 
  • Coordinate the coverage of multiple stories at once and monitor the progress of each.
  • Use computer software/desktop publishers to format and combine text, charts, and other visual graphic elements to create publication ready material. 
  • Maintain searchable portfolio of published articles.



  • Coordinate the publishing of the Market News Quarterly with the Director and staff (including student interns).
  • Develop and maintain contacts within timber industry to stay updated on current events.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with advertisers in the Market News Quarterly.
  • Communicate as needed with Board of Directors on current projects.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience.
  • Proven experience as a content editor or similar role.
  • Experience in gathering relevant information for drafting content.
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and deliver projects with deadlines.
  • Marketing and Communications experience a plus.
  • Timber industry experience is also a plus.

Apply Now

If interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Cathy Law,  claw@timbermart.south.com.

About TimberMart-South

TimberMart-South (TMS) is a non-profit located in Athens, GA. TMS is a trusted source of current and long-term trend data for stumpage and delivered wood prices and other fundamental forestry business information for the Southeastern USA. TMS publishes quarterly and annual reports used by private companies, consultants, landowners, and others to assess market prices in 11 states in the US South. TMS has been reporting market timber prices since 1976 and publishing quarterly news journals since 1996. Vision: We exist to empower members of the “Forestry Community” in the US South to make more informed business decisions about the management and valuation of their forests and timber resources. Mission: We serve our clients by collecting, organizing, summarizing and reporting accurate and timely timber and timberland market data and by providing analysis on current and historic trends and events.