Part-Time Editorial Intern(Part-Time,Paid)

This candidate will assist our Editorial Department, creators of graphic novels and tradebooks. **Candidates for this internship should have previous writing/editing experience and/or interest in a writing/editing career.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Copyedit manga proofs and scripts as a second reader
  • Checking and organizing data file archives
  • Conduct assigned editorial research
  • Creating series style guides
  • Editorial Library maintenance
  • Checking printed books
  • Perform data entry and copying
  • Packaging and shipping
  • Provides general Editorial support including: creating PDFs, photocopying, filing
  • Organize digital fan art submissions, respond to fan mail
  • Build articles and reviews for Shonen Jump as applicable
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong command of English grammar and spelling REQUIRED (proofing/copy editing skills PREFERRED)
  • Experience/Interest in media publishing, comics industry, and writing.
  • General knowledge of manga/anime PREFERRED, but extensive knowledge is not needed
  • Japanese reading/writing ability PREFERRED but not required
  • Computer literate (Mac systems preferable). Must have basic office computer skills including spreadsheet, database, word processing, CD burning, web browsing, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML a PLUS
  • Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
  • Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Ability to work legally in the United States
  • Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area

ALL INTERNS MUST:

  • be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate school program. We will NOT consider candidates who are not currently enrolled in a degree program. Precedence is given to applicants the final two years of undergraduate degrees or those pursuing graduate programs.
  • be able to commute to our San Francisco office (94103).
  • be legally available to work in the United States.
  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of the start of the internship.
  • be available to work at least 3 days per week between the hours of 10-5 on weekdays (schedule TBD), to a max of 24 hours.

COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE

  • This position will be compensated at a minimum rate of $12/hour, with some range based on qualifications.
  • This internship will be a part-time position. All applicants MUST be able to work at least 3 days per week between the hours of 10-5 on weekdays (schedule TBD), to a max of 24 hours.
  • The Spring internship schedule will run approximately 12-14 weeks, from early September through early December.
  • VIZ Media interns are not eligible for standard VIZ Media benefits.

TO APPLY

Please send us your resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples. Please specify “Editorial Intern” when applying. By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com. NO PHONE CALLS!!!

Due to the volume of applicants, we will not be taking phone calls for these internship positions.