Science Editor

Job Description

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #6021


  • Columbus, OH

  • Remote

  • Part-Time, approximately 30 hrs/wk

  • Short-Term Contract (<6 Months) (Ending September 2023)

Our client is seeking a Science Editor to join their team and ensure the quality, consistency, and integrity of their content. As a Science Editor, you will be responsible for editing science feature articles and accompanying test items for grades 6-12. Your role will involve reviewing and improving the organization, accuracy, clarity, and readability of the content to meet our high standards of editorial and instructional excellence. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Earth, Space, Life, and Physical science, as well as experience in K-12 educational publishing or educational technology.


  • One of America’s biggest educational learning companies

  • This client’s products are sold in over 5,000 higher education institutions and 13,000 k-12 school districts across the country


  • Conduct razor-sharp editing of science feature articles (Earth & Space, Life, Physical) and test items for grades 6-12

  • Edit content to ensure proper organization, consistency, accuracy of science content, and flow of the text, enhancing clarity and readability

  • Collaborate with the science editorial lead to maintain editorial and instructional excellence in all content

  • Ensure that all edited content aligns with the appropriate voice, vocabulary, and compositional structure for students across grades and reading levels

  • Adhere to project timelines and meet established deadlines for editing assignments

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of differentiated text and Lexile levels to effectively edit content for students with varying abilities

  • Utilize Microsoft Office products, word documents, and smartsheets to complete editing tasks


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a science discipline with a solid working knowledge of Earth, Space, Life & Physical science for middle and high school levels

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an editor in K-12 educational publishing or educational technology

  • Familiarity with differentiated text and experience working with Lexile levels

  • Strong understanding of appropriate voice, vocabulary, and compositional structure for students across grades and reading levels

  • Strong editing and writing skills, with the ability to deliver high-quality content

  • Previous teaching experience is not sufficient for this role; candidates must possess strong writing and editing skills

  • Deep science knowledge and expertise in developmental and line editing

  • Experience using Microsoft Office products, word documents, and smartsheets

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines


Portfolio Creative is an award-winning women-owned specialized staffing and recruiting company providing talent in the digital, marketing, and creative industries. We work with clients in several states, and employ candidates in and outside of Ohio. Please note, we do not have the ability to work with candidates outside of the U.S.

Portfolio Creative is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive workforce and are committed to ensuring all employees are recruited, assigned, and employed on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Job Number: 6021

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