Senior Editor

Laurin Publishing Co. - Pittsfield, MA


Photonics Media has an exciting opportunity for an accomplished journalist and editor to join its editorial team. As the Senior Editor, you’ll be responsible for producing top-quality content for a new publication dedicated exclusively to the machine vision sector. Must possess the ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines, and a willingness to travel. Position is based in the company’s headquarters in Pittsfield, MA.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Research, write and edit features, news, columns and other copy as assigned, following Laurin Publishing and AP Style standards
  • Participate in planning of editorial calendars and issue content.
  • Conduct effective and professional interviews with highly knowledgeable sources including academic researchers and CEOs
  • Research technical topics in science and industry
  • Process materials for features and other contributed content, including compiling and cataloging relevant art/images, providing search keywords and links to sources, etc.
  • Perform miscellaneous editorial work and duties as assigned, including but not limited to: responding to general editorial inquires, maintaining email press boxes as needed, updating databases, indexes and files as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in journalism and/or writing and editing.
  • Knowledge of, interest in, science writing a plus.
  • Knowledge of machine vision, and/or familiarity with technologies driving Industry 4.0 helpful.
  • Experience with internet and library research as well as reference sources
  • Must be organized, efficient, and attentive to detail.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with AP Style; Adobe Photoshop and HTML coding helpful.
  • Must have ability to travel, including by plane, domestically and internationally up to 15 days per year.

Job Type: Full-time