Editor, Science World (FT, NYC)

Job Title
Editor, Scholastic Science World Magazine

Full Time, New York, NY

Position Summary
Candidates must have an interest in creating an engaging teaching tool that delivers late-breaking science news to teens, describes complex concepts in simple terms, and excites students about science.

• Responsible for 14 issues per year of Scholastic Science World, a classroom science magazine for students in grades 6 to 10. Issues range from 16 to 24 pages in length.
• Responsible for an 8-page teacher’s edition that accompanies each issue. The teacher’s edition includes brief lesson plans and skills sheets.
• Develop and maintain relationship with teachers through classroom visits, attendance at the annual National Science Teachers Association convention, and surveys.
• Using teacher/subscriber feedback, develop a yearlong editorial calendar that meets the needs of science teachers and is appealing to teens.
• Responsible for assigning articles to editorial staff and freelancers, and editing all copy for the magazine.
• Responsible for working with the art director to create accurate diagrams that break down tough science concepts into digestible nuggets of information.
• Manage an editorial staff of two.
• Must meet all internal deadlines.
• Must stay within allotted budget.
• Design and analyze two subscriber surveys per year and adjust magazine content to meet subscriber needs.
• Attend annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) meetings.

• Bachelor’s degree in science
• Five or more years of editorial experience, preferably in children’s writing.
• Must have a love of science.
• Middle school/high school science teaching experience a plus.
• Must be able to multitask and meet overlapping magazine deadlines.
• Knowledge of national science education standards.
• Must be a team player that can work closely with art director, photo editor, editorial staff, freelance writers, and marketing manager.
• Proficiency in Word; In Design helpful.

Note: Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

To apply, contact:

Patricia Janes, Executive Editor
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

e-mail: pjanes@scholastic.com

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