Editorial Assistant

Posted On: September 1, 2015

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Scholastic

Company Description

Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe.

Job Description

• Enter book kits, thematic kits, and other content into the Content Management System, reviewing and revising as necessary
• Upload images, PDFs, and other files into the Content Management System, writing titles and short descriptions, as necessary
• Program weekly refreshes of site using Content Management System
• Edit existing site content to improve formatting and fix any errors
• Keep track of content and assets using spreadsheets set up by team
• Assist with other projects, as assigned
• Contribute to special programs and team initiatives
• Work with the rest of the editorial team to constantly improve the quality of content on the website
• Liaise with freelancers, interns, and other Scholastic divisions as appropriate
• Reply to website customer queries as requested

• Experience in magazine, newspaper or online editorial preferred
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently
• Must possess excellent attention to detail
• Must have excellent writing and proofreading skills
• Must have the ability to meet deadlines
• Must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Must be creative, enthusiastic, and willing to learn new skills
• Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Must be able to navigate effectively on the Internet
• Previous work with a Content Management System a plus

Temporary Position
• This is a part-time (21-25 hours per week) temporary position
• The editorial assistant will work in the office. This is not a remote position.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Julie Russell at jrussell2@scholastic.com