Staff Writer,

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 100 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 Astronomy, Classic Trains, Classic Toy Trains, Discover, Fine Scale Modeler, Garden Railways, Model Railroader, and Trains. Kalmbach offers an excellent benefits package and values work-life balance.

Position Details

Staff Writer,
Southeast Wisconsin
Waukesha, WI

Kalmbach Media, a publisher of hobby magazines and websites, is looking for an energetic, efficient and inquisitive staff writer for its expanding web team. This position will be heavily focused on targeted and opportunistic web writing to support digital growth goals. You will play an integral role in helping us build out new content categories and satisfy the curiosity of our loyal and engaged audience of railroading and model railroading enthusiasts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Write 10+ articles per week for, including informational pieces, profiles/features and news. Incorporate SEO best practices, creative headlines and engaging ledes. 
  • Perform research and conduct interviews on various topics. 
  • Collaborate with digital editor and other team members on web coverage, workflows and content opportunities. 
  • Pitch new story ideas and participate in content brainstorming sessions. 
  • Utilize analytics and data in content creation and curation efforts.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field 
  • Two to four years of relevant work experience (Publishing/media industry a plus) 
  • Ability to write clean copy for the web, utilizing SEO best practices, at a high frequency
  • Experience conducting interviews and research, and identifying appropriate sources

We offer a hybrid work environment and excellent benefits!

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