Associate Multimedia Editor / Multimedia Editor

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Date: Nov 16, 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.

Job title: Associate Multimedia Editor / Multimedia Editor

Location: New York, Hybrid working 


Scientific American seeks an Associate Multimedia Editor / Multimedia Editor to help strengthen our small, but mighty visual/audio storytelling team, to expand our presence on existing and new platforms, and increase the size and diversity of our audience. The editor will work closely with engagement, art and text editors in a collaborative and creative environment. 



  • Work on ambitious podcast and video projects, both short and long-form, that explain highly important scientific concepts and communicate deep narratives
  • Report to the chief multimedia editor, and work with editors across Scientific American
  • Work on video and audio distribution strategies for Scientific American’s website and social spaces
  • Help coordinate our production operations, assisting in both field and studio shoots and recordings
  • Contribute to team discussions, idea-generation, and editorial strategy
  • Develop awareness of timely issues in science, science policy and the scientific community; help identify breaking news stories and trending topics for coverage
  • Work with a wide range of freelance producers, directors, and sound recordists to ensure consistent deliverables that meet the high standards of quality and storytelling at Scientific American


Experience, skills and qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in audio and video reporting, editing and post production
  • A wide range post-production and editing abilities, demonstrating experience in the Adobe suite, particularly in Audition and Premiere
  • Fluency with major social media platforms and how people use different platforms—particularly exploring and creating multimedia content and campaigns (Instagram Reels and TikTok)
  • Be able to successfully juggle projects and people across different media and timescales
  • Show a portfolio of recent, relevant work
  • Work collaboratively and collegially
  • Show a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
  • Preferred experience in compositing/visual effects and/or sound design—and be comfortable directing the production of animation and/or audio post-production
  • Passion for science and health storytelling is a plus
  • Have at least one skill that you would like to develop professionally—and one skill you can gift to others on the team (more than that welcome!)



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: $77,500 – $90,000. 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.