Our award-winning San Diego-based
company is looking for an Editor for the fast-paced Editorial department! Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, this position coordinates and edits content for the publication of several comic book series. It interacts with many departments within the company, creators, licensors, and the creative team to produce the publication on time and with accuracy. Therefore, solid communication (both written and verbal), multi-tasking and organizational skills are critical to success.
Manage 6-8 comic-book titles per month including but not limited to: Developing story ideas and proposals with writers, hire creative team and work with team to ensure deadlines are consistently met.
Ensuring licensor or creator approval at all stages, including proposal, script, cover art, solicitation copy, b&w art, color art, and final lettered PDFs.
Manage all other tasks associated with producing titles that meet the approval of creators and licensors and preparing titles for printing.
Develop new titles and new talent.
Work directly with licensors to develop and manage titles and approvals.
Attend daily production meetings, weekly Editorial meetings and maintain constant status updates of all your projects for the Editor-In-Chief and Associate Publisher.
Convention attendance as required by Publisher or Editor-In-Chief, which may include traveling.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with licensors, creators, retailers, press, and co-workers.
Brainstorm with the Editorial group on new directions or creators for existing licensed books, new creator-owned titles, and potential new licenses to pursue.
Assist the Marketing department with development of press releases and marketing materials.
Play a role on the Editorial Review Committee, vetting creative proposals and available properties.
Maintain relationship with book distributor. Prepare monthly comic-book solicitations and cover images for your titles.
Prepare quarterly book solicitations for your titles.
Other duties as needed.
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.
4-5 years of experience working in an Editorial department.
Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
Strong knowledge of and interest in the comic-book industry.
Ability to maintain strict monthly schedules on comic-book titles, anticipating challenges and finding timely, relevant solutions.
Strong problem solving capabilities.
Acute attention to detail, able to both line-edit and copy edit.
Superior line- and copy-editing skills.
Strong Mac skills, including Word, Excel,
and Photoshop Elements.
Must work in **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s San Diego office, no telecommuting allowed.
Qualified candidates should send resumes and cover letters.
Location/Region: San Diego, CA (US)