Who Wants To Be An Editor At DC Comics?

The listings just went up – for an assistant editor working in New York on DC Comics archives and special projects, under newly-appointed Ian Sattler, an editor working in New York on the DC Universe, and a Creative Director working in Burbank.

Editor
DC Comics
DC Comics
Publishing
Editorial
United States – New York – New York
121633BR
Full Time
SUMMARY OF POSITION

DC Comics seeks an Editor for the DC Editorial department. Position manages a line of editorial product within the DC Universe imprint.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs full editorial function for a minimum of 5 monthly titles.
  • Manages the creative process from conception through publication. Ensures that schedules and budgets are met and product quality is at or above DC's standards. Seeks ways to keep ongoing series fresh and exciting.
  • Identifies and develops new editorial products for the DC Universe.
  • Identifies potential new talent and maintains relationships with current talent.
  • Ensures that other DC staff members have the materials required to maximize service to the product.
  • Supervises and develops junior staff members.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS degree in English, Journalism or Art preferred.
  • 3-5 years editorial experience, comic books/graphic novels preferred.
  • Ability to manage a creative team.
  • Knowledge of comic book industry strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of art (ability to discuss composition, design, etc…) required.
  • Copyediting and proofreading skills preferred.
  • Ability to meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing required.
  • Ability for some light travel strongly preferred.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers and other levels of personnel.
  • Must have the ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Must have the ability to organize.
  • Must have the ability to work well under time constraints.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple project elements simultaneously.
  • MAC/PC proficiency required.
  • Domestic travel up to 5%.
Assistant Editor
DC Comics
DC Comics
Publishing
Editorial
United States – New York – New York
121634BR
Full Time
SUMMARY OF POSITION

DC Comics seeks an Assistant Editor for the DC Editorial department. Position performs Asst Editor Responsibilities for the Archives Group.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Copyedit and proofread books to ensure accuracy.
  • Assists Editor in all aspects of the creation of a archival or special projects.
  • Interacts with freelancers and various departments to ensure that the books are moving through the appropriate departments as scheduled.
  • Provides administrative and clerical support to Editor (copying, writing text, filing, compiling assets/reference and monitoring deadlines.)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS degree in English, Journalism or Art preferred.
  • Prior copyediting and proofreading experience required.
  • Knowledge of comic book industry strongly preferred.
  • Copyediting and proofreading skills required.
  • Ability to meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing required.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers and other levels of personnel.
  • Must have the ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Must have the ability to organize.
  • Must have the ability to work well under time constraints.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple project elements simultaneously.
Creative Director
DC Comics
DC Entertainment
Publishing
Creative
United States – California – Burbank
121568BR
Full Time
SUMMARY OF POSITION

DC Entertainment seeks a Creative Director for the DCE Entertainment department.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews scripts for designated live-action features and television programs that are in production as assigned to by the CCO. Provides notes regarding character usage and makes recommendations for modification as appropriate. Works directly with WBTV and networks to implement modifications.
  • Brainstorm on overall DCE creative plans and strategies across all platforms including theatrical, television, animation, video games and publishing.
  • Reviews scripts for designated live-action features and television programs that are in production as assigned to by the CCO. Provides notes regarding character usage and makes recommendations for modification as appropriate. Works directly with WBTV and networks to implement modifications.
  • Reviews treatments and scripts submitted in project development phase. Makes notes regarding character usage and story lines in order to recommend whether the project should proceed.
  • Reviews archives for under-utilized assets and/or in order to capitalize on market trends and popularity are raised.
  • Ensures that design materials for live-action projects are reviewed by relevant DCEW staff and assist in the resolution of any concerns that arise.
  • Represent DCE in local meeting regarding theatrical and television projects (both internally and with the entities producing the projects (i.e., HBO, WB Animation, WHV).
  • Manages performance of Creative Associate.
  • Ensures that editorial projects and titles tied to theatrical, television, animation, games, and digital projects are reviewed by relevant DCE staff and assist in the resolution of any concerns that are raised.
  • Works directly with Editorial and Creative Services Executive Director to ensure all appropriate creative materials and reference are exchanged between departments.
  • Represents DCE at conventions in order to recruit new talent and build relationships in the creative community.
  • Researches and coordinates various projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Platform specific acumen required (Film, TV, Animation, Digital, Video Games).
  • TV development/production 3+ years required.
  • Creative writing experience (5+ years). Published with DC Comics a plus.
  • Experience with writing entertainment treatments/scripts/outlines/concept documents required.
  • Experience presenting and pitching ideas, stories and characters required.
  • Experience providing notes on scripts required.
  • Previous experience managing others strongly preferred.
  • Experience with character story and property long-term planning required.
  • Extensive working knowledge of and passion for DC characters and properties.
  • Ability to create and develop written materials based on DC characters and concepts.
  • Must be a conceptual thinker.
  • Proven collaborative and relationship building skills.
  • Familiarity with current projects a plus.
  • Ability to creatively brainstorm characters and ideas required.
  • Positive attitude, problem-solving and team building.

Bleeding Cool is in no position to criticise anyone for typos (not that that ever stops me.) But I did enjoy that the bit on the Assistant Editor listing about proof reading ran just above the words "a archival". Oh, and the voice changing from one that demands to one that defines, was good as well.

I wonder if there are any ex-assistant editors out there who would care to share any other of the job requirements?

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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