Assistant Editor - Storyworks

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Join our mission to engage and inspire young readers as a member of the team that creates Storyworks, an award-winning magazine and digital resource for children in grades 4-5. 
We are seeking an Assistant Editor, print and digital, for Storyworks magazine, an award-winning magazine and digital resource read by 1 million kids in grades 4-5.  The right candidate is high-energy, creative, detail-oriented and eager to join our close-knit, mission-driven team.
The Assistant Editor will participate in all aspects of creating Storyworks print and digital magazine and teaching resourcesand play a vital role in supporting the small team of Storyworks editors.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Generating story ideas, researching, and possibly writing some short features in the magazine.
  • Helping to manage key aspects of Storyworks digital, including producing web pages, writing copy, and trafficking assets through the production process.
  • Assisting in the creation of the Ideabook, our blog for teachers; scheduling writing and editing articles and updating the blog.
  • Managing our social media presence and creating posts for various platforms.
  • Communicating with teachers and children around the country, analyzing teacher feedback, and visiting local classrooms.
  • Writing and trafficking Storyworks e-newletters, our communications to our teacher subscribers.
  • Helping write, edit, and traffic our teaching resources that turn our stories into powerful teaching tools.


  • At least 1-2 year’s experience in a print or digital publishing role.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills.
  • Positive attitude, flexible approach to work, ability to manage several projects at once.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Digital know-how (and/or willingness to learn) InDesign and other programs and platforms.
  • Passion for the world of 8-12 year olds and their teachers.
  • Familiarity with elementary pedagogy and educational issues, or willingness to learn.
  • Creativity and thoughtfulness.
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a close-knit team.

Application Instructions: Please include a cover letter with your application explaining why you're interested in the position and how you're qualified for it.

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.


About Storyworks
Storyworksis an award-winning multi-genre classroom magazine and digital beloved by teachers and students. Each print issue includes original fiction, narrative nonfiction, plays, text pairings and poems. Storyworks digital includes original videos, slideshows, leveled articles, activities, quizzes and other teaching resources we create for every issue. The resource which has won many awards, is used mostly as a supplement to language arts curriculum in schools around the country.
About Scholastic Classroom Magazines
Scholastic Classroom Magazines is where Scholastic began nearly 100 years ago, with a single magazine dedicated to helping young people better understand the world and themselves. Today, the Classroom Magazines Division is large and dynamic team of storytellers, designers, digital producers and others united in our mission to create engaging, important and joyful resources for children in grades pre-K to grade 12. Our teams create 21 award-winning magazines and digital resources used by 15 million children in grades pre-K to grade 12. 


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


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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. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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