Part-Time Publishing Licensing Intern (must be Japanese/English bilingual)

This intern works closely with the VIZ Media Publishing Licensing team, learning various aspects of our licensing business.  THIS INTERN MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK, READ, AND WRITE IN ENGLISH AND JAPANESE.


Primary Duties

  • Assists publishing licensing team in various tasks related to licensing and cover design approval
  • Organizes sample books
  • Packages and mails contracts and sample books
  • Updates status/tracking reports
  • Translates documents (English-Japanese, Japanese-English)
  • General office support including: printing, photocopying, and filing documents
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak professionally in both English and Japanese is REQUIRED.
  • General knowledge of manga/anime as well as editorial/publishing industry PREFERRED.
  • Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
  • 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



  • This position will be compensated at a rate of $10.24/hour. 
  • All applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate school program.  We will NOT consider candidates who are not currently enrolled in a degree program.
  • This internship will be a part-time position.  All applicants MUST be able to work at least 12-18 hours/workweek between the hours of 10-5 on weekdays, to a maximum of 20 hours (schedule TBD). 



Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa.


With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at


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.



Please send us your resume and cover letter.  Please specify “Publishing Licensing Intern” when applying.  By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.comNO PHONE CALLS!!! See other opportunities at