Yen Press Editorial Assistant (manga)

SUMMARY:

Yen Press is seeking an Editorial Assistant to help manage its rapidly growing list of manga. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for providing editorial and administrative support to the manga editorial team. Japanese language skills is strongly preferred. 

 

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.


About Yen Press, LLC

Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group, dedicated to publishing manga and graphic novels for adults and young readers. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and has become a driving force in the introduction of light novels to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com.

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