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Friday, September 12, 2014

Job Posting: Editor - DC Comics

Friday, September 12, 2014 Posted by Chris Tung , No comments

Considering one of my most frequented articles have been ones about DC Comics internships and Marvel internships, now's your chance to join the DC Comics editorial team!

For anyone looking to break into comics, DC Comics is hiring a new Editor to provide full editorial management for the Vertigo team. The job will be in their Burbank office, and it's a phenomenal opportunity to help shape the future of the company now that they are moving their publishing department to southern California.

Check out the job description, and best of luck to anyone who applies!

SUMMARY OF POSITION
DC Comics seeks an Editor for the Editorial-Vertigo department. Manages a line of editorial product within the Vertigo imprint.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs full editorial function for a minimum of 4 monthly titles.
  • Manages the creative process from conception through publication. Ensures that schedules and budgets are met and product quality is at or above Vertigo’s standards. Seeks ways to keep ongoing series fresh and exciting.
  • Identifies and develops new editorial products for Vertigo.
  • Identifies potential new talent and maintains relationships with current talent.
  • Ensures that other DCE staff members have the materials required to maximize service to the product. 
  • Writes solicitation copy for monthly publications
  • Supervise and develop a junior staff member.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • BA/BS degree in English, Journalism or Communications preferred.
  • 3-5 years editorial experience, comic books/graphic novels preferred.
  • Ability to manage a creative team.
  • Knowledge of comic book industry strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of art (ability to discuss composition, design, etc…) required.
  • Copyediting and proofreading skills preferred.
  • Ability to meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing required.
  • Ability for some light travel strongly preferred.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers and other levels of personnel.
  • Must have the ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Must have the ability to organize.
  • Must have the ability to work well under time constraints.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple project elements simultaneously.
  • MAC/PC proficiency required.
  • Domestic travel up to 5%.

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