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THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Inspire the next generation of young citizens and change makers as a senior editor of Junior Scholastic, a beloved civics, history, current events and social studies magazine and digital resource for young people.

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and experienced features editor for this flagship middle school social studies magazine, someone who combines proven editing and journalistic story-telling abilities with passion for education.


 

About Junior Scholastic


 

Junior Scholastic is a vibrant magazine and digital resource read by nearly 1Ž2 million children in their social studies and language arts classrooms. The monthly magazine is filled with rich, fascinating and important original articles created by a small team of staffers and freelancers. Stories range from narrative nonfiction about historical events to fascinating articles that make complex topics in the news clear and relevant to young people. Alongside our print magazine, Junior Scholastic Digital includes a range of original videos, lesson plans, activities, maps and other resources that transform our powerful stories into teaching tools for social studies, ELA, and writing.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


 

The senior editor will participate in all aspects of creating Junior Scholastic print and digital magazine and teaching resources, and play a vital role producing features as part of a small team of Junior Scholastic editors.


Key responsibilities include:



+ Pitching and developing stories that will captivate middle school students, build their knowledge about history, civics, and current events and inspire them to engage as change markers.

+ Reporting, writing, and editing at least one feature per issue, as well as debates, news items, and front-of-book featurettes as-needed.

+ Collaborating with art, photo, and map editors on the visual aspect of features, including design concepts, photo and cartoon selection, and map creation

+ Helping to conceptualize, write, and edit robust educational support materials for each article package—including lesson plans, videos, skills activities—that reflect current trends in social studies and ELA

+ Assigning stories to freelancers and edit their work

+ Overseeing digital repackaging of print stories for junior.scholastic.com

+ Contributing to teacher outreach efforts on social media and in e-newsletters, as well as visiting social studies classrooms and attending key national and state conferences.

+ Engaging deeply with teachers and educational thought-leaders in social studies and civics and ensuring the magazine and support materials reflect current trends and best practices.

+ Helping to cultivate a team of teacher advisors and social studies thought-leaders who help shape the magazine and its ongoing evolution.

HOW YOU CAN FIT

+ B.S. or B.A., preferably in communications and/or education.

+ Excellent track record as both an editor and creator of nonfiction stories on a range of topics; digital and video storytelling experience a plus.

+ At least 5-10 years of print editing and/or publishing experience.

+ Ability to multitask, remain organized, and produce consistent, high-quality features in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

+ Ability to write for young readers and break down complex topics and complex vocabulary in a clear way for a middle school audience

+ Ability to work collaboratively with art team, photo team, and digital team, as well as others on editorial team

+ Middle school teaching experience a plus.

 

 

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

 

About Scholastic Classroom Magazines


 

Scholastic Classroom Magazine is a division of Scholastic. Our 25 award-winning magazines and digital resources reach 15 million children in pre-K through high school.

 

Important Application Instructions: Before applying please explore a sample issue and more about this resource here: www.scholastic.com/classmags


https://junior.scholastic.com/home-page-logged-in.html

In your application, please include a detailed cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good match for this job, and a sample of a feature article package that you wrote or edited.

 

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


WHO WE ARE



Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the Company’s Internet Site, http://www.scholastic.com. You can also visit the Company blog at http://www.oomscholasticblog.com.

 

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. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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