Assistant Editor, Digital - FineScale Modeler

Kalmbach Media Co.

Kalmbach Media produces high-quality consumer magazines, books, and websites covering hobby, special-interest, and leisure-time subjects. Kalmbach sponsors consumer shows, underwrites public television programming in its fields of interest, and enhances customers' enjoyment with consumer initiatives and reference materials. Kalmbach's goal is to be a leader in each of the fields we serve.

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Position Details

Assistant Editor, Digital - FineScale Modeler
Southeast Wisconsin
Waukesha, WI

FineScale Modeler magazine wants an Assistant Editor, Digital, to help bring Athe best in how-to scale modeling content to its readers! You’ll report to the Editor, Scale Model Brands, and work closely with the FineScale Modeler magazine print editor, helping develop, create, and improve content for scale modelers the world over.

In addition to your own how-to stories and editing, you will bring print content alive online, as well as turn digital-first stories around for print publication. The job also includes social media, a twice monthly newsletter, and time both in front of and behind video cameras to help our readers get the most out of their scale modeling hobby.

This is the perfect job for someone who enjoys building scale models, has an excellent grasp of the digital landscape, and can write and edit how-to stories that make it easier for others to enjoy the hobby.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, write, and accurately edit engaging scale-modeling how-to content 
  • Update and maintain and social media accounts 
  • Develops twice-monthly email newsletters 
  • Collaborate with the FineScale Modeler team to ensure print content is presented effectively online 
  • Craft headlines, subheads, image captions, and other display type 
  • Plan, shoot, and appear in scale modeling how-to videos

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience writing or editing for a print or online publication a plus (freelance experience welcome) 
  • Comfortable writing and editing to meet deadlines 
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices 
  • Must have a passion for, and preferably knowledge of, scale modeling topics

We offer a hybrid work environment and excellent benefits!

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