Kodansha Comics is Seeking a New Editor!

Job description:

Editor – 1-year temp position, in-house

Random House Publisher Services is seeking a talented manga editor to help us publish books on behalf of our client, Kodansha Comics. The candidate should have a strong familiarity with comics and/or manga, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with a team, to take initiative, and to multitask on a daily basis. The candidate must also be detail oriented, organized, and able to meet short- and long-term schedules. Experience with Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is helpful, but not required. You must be able to read Japanese. The contract is for one year and the position has the potential to become permanent.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Hire translators, adapters and freelance editors
  • Edit the manuscript
  • Deliver manuscript and page plan ready to go to production
  • Review proofs
  • Traffic materials to/from licensors and freelancers
  • Clear approvals with Kodansha
  • Set up freelancers in internal database, process invoices
  • Coordinate schedules with the editorial and production staff
  • Issue contracts to freelancers
  • Process invoices
  • Ensures that all deadlines are being met and maintained for 90 books per year
  • Handle queries from freelance/production
  • Assist in new title review and acquisition
  • Write cover copy

EDIT: This position has been filled.