American Society of Magazine Editors

Assistant Editor at Bead & Button

Kalmbach Publishing Co. is seeking an Assistant Editor with strong copy editing skills and an interest in beading to join the staff of Bead&Button.


Reporting to the Editor, the Assistant Editor is primarily responsible for proofing and copy editing print and online content, ensuring that stories are publication-ready. Other duties include testing submitted instructions, remaking jewelry, writing and editing instructions for accuracy, preparing and executing how-to photos and illustrations to accompany instructions, writing creative headlines and intro text, developing content ideas, blogging, and participating in other magazine/Bead & Button Show related activities.

This position will also involve similar editorial work on another Kalmbach title, Wirework.


  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Interest in beading
  • An eye for the aesthetic qualities of photographs, graphics, and page design
  • Proficiency in MS Word; previous experience with InCopy and website management systems is a plus
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized; able to manage multiple assignments


Please apply for this position through the Careers page of the Kalmbach Publishing Co. website ( Search job and click on “Assistant Editor — Bead&Button”.

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

  • A cover letter outlining your experience related to this position
  • Two writing samples
  • Your salary requirements

Kalmbach is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, about 20 minutes west of Milwaukee. We offer a customer-focused work environment and excellent benefits. For more information about Kalmbach Publishing Co., please visit


Friday, August 22, 2014
Waukesha, WI