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.

Accepting applications: Through early January
Interviewing: Weeks of January 12th and 19th
Position Stars: Week of February 2nd

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 14 weeks, from early February through mid-May.
  • 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.

OUR COMPANY

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation.

The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

As part of a multi-media entertainment company, employees may be subjected to work-related content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Applicants should be willing to work with this type of content. VIZ Media does not condone the viewing of this content where not work-related.