Senior Editor - Scholastic News

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Magazine Publishing
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A0100330 Requisition #

THE OPPORTUNITY

Scholastic News Edition 4 is looking for a talented writer to join its staff! As the senior editor, your mission will be to capture the attention of fourth-graders—and inspire them to engage in the world around them. Scholastic News Edition 4 is an award-winning classroom magazine that is read by nearly one million children in schools across America each week. Each 8-page issue is packed with fascinating nonfiction articles, debates, infographics, and more. You’ll write about today’s news and important events in history—from endangered animals to famous leaders to kids making a difference in their communities—in an engaging, kid-friendly way. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced writer to join the world’s largest children’s publisher and make a positive impact on the lives of students nationwide.


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Core Responsibilities:
• Research and pitch exciting, curricular, and high-interest story ideas in a variety of areas: current events, social studies, science, social-emotional learning, and more
• Report and write compelling news and feature stories for children in upper-elementary school, under tight deadlines, for both print and digital formats
• Interview experts, such as authors, government leaders, scientists, astronauts, change-makers, and more
• Ensure that all content is age-appropriate and engaging for fourth-graders of diverse backgrounds and experiences
• Conceptualize and write content for the digital edition of the magazine, including video scripts, quizzes, slideshows, leveled texts, and more
• Fact-check, proofread, and research your own original articles, as well as those written by freelancers or other staff members


HOW YOU CAN FIT

Skills and Experience:
• BA
• At least four years editorial/writing experience, preferably in children's or educational publishing
• The ability to balance a variety of projects with overlapping deadlines
• Strong reporting and interviewing skills a plus
• 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 also a plus


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 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 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.


 

 

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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