Yen Press Editorial Assistant (manga)

SUMMARY:

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for providing editorial and administrative support to the editorial team.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Enter Editorial and Copyediting changes into InDesign files
  • Write and correct back cover and catalog copy
  • Contribute to Editorial passes on pending manuscripts
  • Coordinate delivery of materials to Managing Editorial and Production as per scheduled deadlines
  • Coordinate with licensors on receipt and approvals of materials
  • Traffic editorial projects through Production and Copyediting
  • Maintain the accuracy of metadata in essential systems
  • Perform administrative duties, including: photocopying, sorting mail, filing, directing/responding to phone calls, etc.
  • Interact with Sales and Distribution, attend sales conferences, trade shows, and conventions, providing support as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in manga and comics
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Keen eye for detail with a strong desire to learn and improve
  • An ability to attend to details and juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Adobe Suite (particularly InDesign) and databases
  • Excellent writing ability with a polished ear for dialogue
  • Polished communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in English preferred
  • Japanese language skills strongly preferred
Please make sure to submit a cover letter in addition to your resume.

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