Copy Editor

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.

A Great Place to Work

Kalmbach is customer-focused and recognized for treating its customers and employees like VIPs. We believe that everyone we deal with deserves the very finest service, and we make sure that includes our co-workers. It's our way of keeping the small-company "feel" to our ever-growing operation. Kalmbach Media is located in Waukesha, a beautiful western suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kalmbach employs about 175 employees in all areas of publishing, from writing and editing to distribution and accounting. We're proud to be one of the most successful hobby and leisure-time publishers in the Midwest, producing American Snowmobiler, Astronomy, Bead&Button, Classic Trains, Classic Toy Trains, Discover, Fine Scale Modeler, Garden Railways, Model Railroader, Scale Auto, and Trains. Kalmbach offers an excellent benefits package and values work-life balance.

Position Details

Copy Editor
Southeast Wisconsin
Waukesha, WI

Kalmbach Media is currently seeking a Copy Editor for its two science brands: Discover and Astronomy. These award-winning national science brands are based in our Waukesha office. The Copy Editor is responsible for maintaining style and accuracy for all editorial content across a variety of departments, features and related content in support of the Discover and Astronomy brands. The position also involves coordinating fact-checking for Discover.


  • Reviews all editorial content at multiple points in the copy flow process ' from text files to layouts ' verifying use of correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and magazine style. 
  • Reviews all editorial content for logic, structure and overall readability. 
  • Coordinates fact-checking for Discover stories, serving as primary contact for all freelance fact-checkers. 
  • Contributes to development of story headlines, decks, subheads and other display copy. 
  • Performs some fact-checking duties in-house. 
  • Meets all deadlines.
  • At least three years' experience in copy editing at magazines, newspapers and/or digital media outlets, with excellent critical-thinking skills, as well as solid organizational and overall editing skills. 
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English or a related field. 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team.

We offer a customer focused work environment and excellent benefits!

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