IDW is Looking for a Senior Editor!


I just noticed over on that IDW are hiring a new Senior Editor. How fortuitous, as I find myself recently unemployed! Oh wait, I don’t have anywhere near enough experience, and I live a few thousand miles away from San Diego. Damn!

Oh well, I figure I may as well share the details of the position here, in case it’s an appropriate fit for any of the site’s readers. Hey, why not return the favour, and let me know of any interesting jobs you see that might be a good fit for me? Maybe a publisher looking for someone to do their blogging? Hmmm?

Do you think you have what it takes and are up for thechallenge? Read the job description below and follow theinstructions to apply for the position.


Senior EditorJob Description
1.    Work directly with Chief Creative Officer onlicensed properties as well as additional comic book and graphicnovels and related projects
2.    Manage all aspects of your titles’development, including but not limited to:
a.   Developing story ideas and proposals with a writer, and developingcharacter art and cover art with art teams

b.   Ensuring licensor or creator approval at all stages, includingproposal, script, cover art, solicitation copy, b&w art, colorart, and  final lettered PDFs

c.   Copy-editing of scripts, lettered pages and proofs
d.    Workingwith creative team to ensure deadlines are met
e.    Preparingany additional documents needed for production, including pagelineups, creator credits, and letters columns
3.    Maintain relationships with and serve asprimary point of contact for Hasbro on all Hasbro-related projects,including but not limited to Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Dungeons& Dragons licenses

4.    Supervise Assistant Editors on projects

5.    Attend daily production meetings and updatethe Chief Creative Officer on status of all your projects

6.    Brainstorm with the Editor-in-Chief on newdirections or creators for existing licensed books, newcreator-owned titles, and potential new licenses to pursue

7.    Assist public relations firm withdevelopment of press releases, including providing them informationon the title, editing the press release, and getting creator and/orlicensor quotes and approvals

8.    Maintain relationship with DiamondDistribution
a.    Preparemonthly comic solicitations and cover images for your titles
b.    Preparequarterly book solicitations for your titles

9.    Conduct panels at trade shows and comicbook conventions

10.   Create and send marketing material and previewpages to web sites for press coverage

11.   On a daily basis, download art from ftp server,to include:
a.    Post andrename art in the appropriate folders
b.    Updatethe production schedule with new page counts
c.    Resizingimages for approvals
d.    Printingand ballooning pages as they arrive

12.   Other duties as needed

All serious candidates need strong writing, editing, andproofreading skills.

Position is based in San Diego, CA. No remote positions will beconsidered. Please submit cover letter and resume [email protected].

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