Scholastic Senior Editor, (Classroom Magazines) in New York - SoHo, New York

Senior Editor, (Classroom Magazines)

New York - SoHo, New York, United States at

Magazine Publishing

Jul 05, 2017Post Date

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Do you spend hours on Pinterest searching for thrilling lesson plan ideas? Do your colleagues come to you for advice on how to teach according to the Next Generation Science Standards? Do you love to make challenging science and engineering concepts come to life in exciting, engaging ways? If so, you might be the perfect senior education editor for Scholastic's science magazines. These publications use a mix of current events and attention-grabbing stories to make connections to what students are learning in school. Science World focuses on grades 6-10, while SuperScience and Science Spin target grades 3-6.

We are looking to hire a senior education editor with a passion for making science relevant and accessible to every student. The ideal candidate should have at least three years of teaching experience in a middle or upper-elementary classroom. He or she must be able to enthusiastically communicate with teachers, students, and parents. He or she will also be responsible for presenting at national teacher conferences and developing and leading professional development webinars for school districts around the country.

This job requires a highly organized individual with keen attention to detail. This is a highly collaborative work environment; the right candidate will be able to fluently express him or herself during discussions with coworkers and in a group setting. They will also work closely with the senior education editor for Scholastic’s math magazines to ensure that our STEM titles have a shared strategy and cohesive messaging.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the creation of each magazine’s Teacher’s Guide and online teaching materials.

  • Write scripts for our science videos.

  • Organize and deliver conference presentations and professional development webinars.

  • Oversee the production of bi-annual surveys for our teacher subscribers and issue-by-issue surveys for our panel of teacher advisors. Knowledge of SurveyMonkey is a plus.

  • Work with our marketing department to craft irresistible messaging that resonates with teachers.

  • Liaise with teacher subscribers through class visits, Skype sessions, and phone calls to ensure that the magazines are helping educators achieve their teaching goals.

  • Guide the editorial team in implementing new processes and product offerings as the landscape of science education evolves.

  • Research and pitch story ideas for the magazines that meet all three of the following criteria: are visually appealing, are of high interest to young audiences, and teach a specific standards-based science concept or skill.

  • Review, edit, and proof copy, layouts, and science content, ensuring information is accurate and adheres strongly to grade-appropriate science standards.

  • Bachelor's degree in science, science education, or mathematics

  • At least 3 years of teaching experience; middle or upper-elementary science teaching experience preferred

  • Excellent attention to detail, process, and organization

  • Enthusiasm and interest in teaching science and engineering concepts precisely and accurately

  • Strong public-speaking skills

  • Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, and familiarity with various state science standards

  • Ability to take initiative and work under tight deadlines

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