Random House Publisher Services is seeking a summer intern to assist with the Kodansha Comics manga program. The intern will receive a well-rounded introduction to publishing, including work in editorial, production, marketing/sales processes, and social media. Some responsibilities will include proofreading/editing, database management, art review, data entry, and schedule tracking. There will be numerous administrative duties as well. Students who are familiar with MS Office, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Acrobat Pro are preferred. Familiarity with Japanese is helpful, but not required. An interest in manga or comics is required (applications that do not address this will be discarded). This is a non-paid internship. You must be able to receive credit from your school in order to apply for this position.
Please send your resume and cover letter to kodanshacomics[at]randomhouse[dot]com. Application deadline is April 19.
Kodansha USA Publishing donated 200 books to help the Rockaway, Queens libraries rebuild their collections after Hurricane Sandy.
“We, the Kodansha USA Group, are delighted to donate our books to help local libraries recover from the damage suffered during Hurricane Sandy. The Japanese people will never forget all the help that the United States provided when Japan was devastated by the Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami which took place on Mar. 11, 2011, and we’d like to take this opportunity to repay your generosity. The books are our silent ambassadors. And we hope everything is restored as soon as possible, and that the people of Queens enjoy our books,” said Kumi Shimizu, general manager, Kodansha USA Publishing.
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Starting right now, we’ll be posting talkback threads on this site for our new books. I hope those of you who pick up our new releases will participate, and to sweeten the pot, we’ll be giving one commenter from each thread a free copy of the next volume in the series they’re commenting on. (So post a comment on the Sailor Moon 9 thread, get a chance to win a copy of Sailor Moon 10.) Check out each thread for more details, and happy reading!
Fairy Tail 23 Manga Talkback
Sailor Moon 9 Manga Talkback
Cage of Eden 9 Manga Talkback
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order 17 Manga Talkback
Air Gear 27 Manga Talkback