Associate Copy Editor, Scientific American

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Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group


Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., reaches millions of people each month through its print magazine, app, social media and on We publish expert-written opinions and feature stories; news and feature articles by leading journalists; and award-winning graphics, art and multimedia. Our work is translated in more than 20 international magazine editions that are read around the world.

Scientific American seeks a digital news copy editor to work with our editorial team. The ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for detail, a proficiency in grammar and love of language, as well as enthusiasm for Scientific American’s style and core mission. The Associate Copy Editor will work alongside the Senior Digital News Copy Editor and a team of editors, writers and multimedia staff to produce our award-winning analysis and commentary on science discoveries, science policy, public health, social science, technology, and insights and innovations that matter. In addition to copyediting multiple stories a day, the staff member will also do light fact-checking and back up the copyediting and fact-checking print operation when necessary.



  • Copyedit and fact-check two to three online articles per day; daily assignments may include news articles, infographics, podcast and video scripts, produced videos and opinion pieces
  • Ensure clean copy that adheres to rules of grammar and mechanics, Scientific American style and clarity
  • Adhere to, and contribute to updates to, Scientific American’s style usage and sensitivity guidelines
  • Communicate with the copy director and editors and, if necessary, the legal team to make sure content is relevant and accurate


Experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Experience copyediting online news in a CMS; knowledge of Word required
  • Two to three years of publishing experience preferred
  • Educational level: B.A. in science or English
  • Experience working for a publication with a distinct style and style guidelines
  • An understanding of news story structure, narrative and sentence mechanics
  • Ability to pose succinct queries to editors and writers about technical content
  • Good judgment and an ability to work collegially
  • A commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.


Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 
•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


Annualized Base Salary Range: $60,000 – $68,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:
At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.