Assistant or Associate Editor, Choices Magazine

New York City, New York
Open for discussion
Oct 04, 2018
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Full Time


Choices, an award-winning health, like skills, and social-emotional learning magazine for teens published by Scholastic, is searching for a highly creative assistant or associate editor (title depends on experience) with exceptional writing abilities and digital know-how. This is your dream job if you care deeply about young people, empathize with all of the critical issues they face, and feel driven to put substantive, compelling stories that matter into the world.


The Assistant/Associate Editor is a vital part of the Choices magazine team, working with the Editor to conceive and carry out the student magazine, digital edition, and teaching resources each month. Key responsibilities include:

  • Writes and/or edits 4 pages of the magazine each month
  • Attends all editorial meetings as an integral part of the lineup creation and art direction processes
  • Edits monthly Teacher's Guide and oversees all web-based and printable teaching resources, from conception to final product
  • Handles teacher surveys and liaises with educator subscribers to ensure that the magazine is helping them achieve their teaching goals
  • Writes Choices e-newsletter
  • Handles all writer contracts
  • Manages Choices website, which includes everything from conceiving digital-first ideas, to overseeing production, to managing social media
  • Oversees flow of folders and layouts during close process, which includes coordinating proofreaders and inputting changes

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, You can also visit the Company blog at



  • At least 2-3 years of experience in an editorial role at a print magazine or digital publication (preferably health- or teen-focused) that includes writing, editing, and assigning
  • Expert story packaging skills for print and online
  • Great versatility as a reporter and writer—you can deeply research and report a story on a serious issue one week, then turn around and compose a fun-and-clever quiz about procrastination habits the next
  • True passion for the issues that matter to teens – boys and girls—is a must; education experience is a plus
  • Strong eye for engaging visuals
  • Excellent communication skills and stellar organizational skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Highly flexible, thoughtful, and collaborative

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