Assistant Editor, News

Magazine Publishing
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The Scholastic News Editions 3, 4, and 5/6 team is looking for a talented assistant editor to join its staff! Our mission is to capture the attention of elementary school students—and inspire them to engage in the world around them. Our award-winning classroom print and digital magazines are read by millions of students across America each week. This is an ideal opportunity to join the world’s largest children’s publisher and make a positive impact on the lives of students.



Core Responsibilities:

• Research and pitch exciting, curricular, and high-interest story ideas in a variety of areas: current events, social studies, science, social and emotional learning, and more

• Report and write compelling news shorts for upper-elementary school children, under tight deadlines, for both print and digital formats, as needed

• Interview experts, such as authors, government leaders, scientists, astronauts, change-makers, and more, as needed

• Fact-check and proofread articles

• Assist in ideating, writing, and managing content for the digital editions of our magazines, including videos, slideshows, and reading comprehension activities as needed

• Maintain positive and productive working relationships with peers in editorial, art and design, production, and marketing departments



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 100 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


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.


Skills and Experience:

  • BA
  • At least 1-2 years editorial experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience developing digital content a plus
  • The ability to balance a variety of projects with overlapping deadlines
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately to meet tight deadlines, and to work on a team where each member wears many hats and can pivot as needed
  • Knowledge of trends in education standards, curricula, assessments, and educational technology a plus
  • Knowledge of popular social media platforms, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign, and the Google Suite also a plus
  • Must be comfortable working with off-site colleagues through conference calls, screen-sharing (e.g., Google Meet), and file sharing

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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