Associate Editor

This position supports the ranking Editors on their projects, as well as editing at least 3 titles of their own.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Report to supervising editor on all aspects of book production.
  • Track/organize/schedule/traffic titles.
  • Coordinate with senior editorial staff as well as necessary licensors to ensure that character and content developments are planned and shared with the entire staff.
  • Assist supervising editor to develop new series ideas and initiate projects, which includes the creation of stories or event-driven concepts to increase sales of the titles.
  • Trafficking and managing internal documents such as Previews, back ads, press releases, social media content, etc.
  • Convention attendance as required by Publisher or Editor-In-Chief, which may include traveling.
  • Sit in on the story meetings, vetting creative proposals and available properties.
  • Proofread manuscripts.
  • Various writing responsibilities.
  • Gather reference materials for freelancers.
  • Maintain editorial policy and style.
  • Other duties as needed.

Title Management:

  • Direct Management of at least 3 to 5 titles a month. These responsibilities include:
  • Edit products from start to finish; art edit, color edit, story edit.
  • Maintain communication with freelance artists and writers and provide feedback on story and art.
  • Securing necessary licensor approvals for all stages of product development.
  • Ensure content falls within allowable limits of the associated titles and/or imprint.
  • Develop new titles and new talent.
  • Work directly with licensors to develop and manage series and approvals.

EXPERIENCE:

  • BA in Journalism, English, Writing, Art, Design, or related field.
  • Demonstrated level of literacy and competency.
  • Experience managing style and method of standards for creative products.
  • Prior experience in comic book publishing is preferred.

SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of the comic book industry and trends.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Practiced documentation skills.
  • Basic Mac skills, including Word, Excel, Keynote/PowerPoint, and Photoshop Elements.

To Apply: