Penguin Random House LLC Assistant Editor, Manga in New York, New York

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Requisition ID: 28166

Assistant Editor, Manga

Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking a Manga Assistant Editor to help us publish books on behalf of our client, Kodansha Comics.

Duties and responsibilities include:

• Work with translators and designers to complete English localizations of manga on time and at a high standard of quality.

• Edit translated manuscripts and lettered, designed interior pages.

• Review printer proofs of covers and interiors.

• Clear approvals with Kodansha.

• Communicate closely with other editorial and production staff.

• Write cover copy and coordinate in-book advertising.

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

• 2 - 4 years' experience with translation/localization or editorial

• A passion for manga paired with the professionalism to work on behalf of our client's business

• Professional experience in any of the following fields is preferred: editorial, Japanese-to-English translation, proofreading, and/or localization project management

• Ability to read Japanese at least at intermediate level

• Resourcefulness to pick up house style and procedures

• Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus