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

The associate editor for Model Railroader works with the brand editor and the staff to develop stories and videos that help our customers become better model railroaders. This position requires a high-level of knowledge about modeling techniques and materials used in the hobby, as well as some level of understanding of historical railroading. It also requires good writing and proofreading skills.


  • Build accurate, subject-appropriate models and model railroads.
  • Write, photograph, and film assorted modeling projects to create content for print and digital products.
  • Complete modeling projects and stories on deadline.
  • Work with outside artists, authors, photographers, and modelers to create entertaining and informative material for print and digital products.
  • Prepare video content for trains.com and social media and appear as talent in those videos.
  • Assist in all aspects of magazine and digital content production, including editing stories, copyfitting articles, and proofreading text.
  • Review article submissions for potential acquisition.
  • Maintain good team player skills and display a positive attitude.


  • BA or BS degree in journalism, English, history, marketing, education, or another related degree.
  • 5-plus years of work in publishing or digital content or education or marketing or media production or another related field.
  • Active model railroader with some historical railroad knowledge.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving and critical thinking.


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
  • You may also be required to provide examples of your modeling work

Kalmbach is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, about 20 minutes west of Milwaukee. We offer a hybrid work environment and excellent benefits! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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