Editor, Choices Magazine

  • Scholastic Inc.
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jun 29, 2018
Full time Other

Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Editor, Choices magazine

 

The Editor will oversee all editorial content for Choices, Scholastic’s award-winning health and life skills magazine for middle and high school students. Choices is published 8 times a year and includes a 24-page student edition, a teacher’s guide, and a variety of online resources designed to support the community of educators using our magazine.

 

 
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Conceive and oversee a diverse lineup of stories for each issue—keeping the needs of both teen readers and teacher subscribers in mind
  • Meet regularly with art director to guide layouts and brainstorm art ideas
  • Manage an assistant editor and a small team of freelancers to create the student magazine and produce educational support materials, including the print teacher’s guide and digital edition
  • Work closely with marketing manager to refine product messaging and identify potential for growth
  • Monitor subscriber feedback and education world developments to guide product’s evolution in the health, life skills, and social-emotional learning education space

 

WHO WE ARE 

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com. 

Some benefits that we offer: 

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment 
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance 
• Tuition Reimbursement 
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount 

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

Qualifications

HOW YOU CAN FIT

 

•At least 8-10 years of print editing experience, ideally in magazine publishing or the teen health world (experience with digital content strategy a plus) 
•An ability to translate complicated health and psychology topics for a mainstream audience 
•Meticulous editing skills and a lively writing style (you feel just as comfortable forming a narrative arc as you do editing a service-driven piece) 
•A knack for creative story packaging with the teen audience in mind 
•A solid roster of highly trusted freelance writers and editors 
•A genuine interest in health education and social-emotional learning for teens (to start!) and a strong desire to become a leader in the field 
•B.S. or B.A.