Kalmbach Media
  • Waukesha, WI, USA
  • Full-time

Kalmbach Media Co. has an outstanding career opportunity for an Assistant Editor for science, based at Discover, our award-winning science brand. With an emphasis on supporting the digital-first goals of the brand, the Assistant Editor serves a crucial role in writing and editing science content for DiscoverMagazine.com as well as supporting Discover magazine, published 8 times per year. The position reports to Discover's Editorial Director.


  • Help shape and realize Discover's aggressive digital-first content strategy through writing and editing stories that engage readers, and curate that content across all platforms, including print. 

  • Help develop print content, which may include feature stories and departments; oversee coverage of specific science topics based on interests and expertise.


  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with freelance science journalists and work with other staff members to conceive and develop high-quality science content.
  • As conditions allow, may serve as ambassador of the brand, representing (virtually or otherwise) Discover at science and journalism conferences, and other events of editorial interest.


  • Degree in journalism, science, English, or an adjacent field. 

  • We prefer at least one to two years of experience in writing and/or editing digital and print content covering science or technology for a consumer audience.

  • Must have training/experience in digital journalism.

  • Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities.


To be considered for this position you must complete our online application and attach your resume along with:

  • A detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position
  • Your salary requirements

Kalmbach is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, about 20 minutes west of Milwaukee. Currently, we are operating in a remote-working environment that meets or exceeds all current health, safety and social-distancing recommendations. We offer a customer-focused work environment and excellent benefits!

Kalmbach Media Co. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer as defined by the EEOC.

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