Editor (Publishing/Comic Books)
Fully Remote Los Angeles, CA
Description

Skybound is looking for a creative, strategic, detail-oriented Editor to acquire and edit comic books across multiple genres. This position will be responsible for acquiring and developing creators/books, as well as working with the editorial, design, publicity, and marketing teams to develop the publishing strategy.


Reports: This position will report to the SVP, Editor-in-Chief


Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • with writers and artists to acquire titles with the correct editorial fit for the publishing strategy
  • submissions, respond to writers/artists/agents, present projects, negotiate contracts, and monitor payments to authors
  • all editorial functions when appropriate, including reading and evaluating proposals, providing revisions to authors, and line editing
  • closely with creators and internal team to maintain publication schedules and due dates
  • sales copy for internal positioning and out-of-house product descriptions
  • up to date on competitive marketplace, both print and digital
  • and strive for continued innovation, creativity, consumer and competitive insights
  • with team as needed to support imprint strategy and growth, and Kickstarters
  • editorial input into packaging design and copy to ensure key selling features are reflected in the book package
Requirements
  • degree, with 2-4 years’ progressive editorial and acquisitions experience in comic book industry
  • editing comic books and extensive knowledge of the comic book marketplace, of art, ability to discuss composition, color, and design required
  • communication and editorial skills
  • finding, editing, and cultivating key creators
  • project management, planning and organizing, teamwork and collaboration, negotiation skills, and a drive for results
  • relationships with creators and agents
  • level of creativity/innovation, functional/technical knowledge
  • Domestic travel – occasional

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time


Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000

  • base salary is dependent on several factors including but not limited to; market dynamics, location and region, experience, specialized skills/training (education), level of responsibility, budgetary considerations, tenure at the company (for current employees), etc.
  • salary range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees
  • decisions are dependent on circumstances of each role

Skybound offers a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, as well as free counseling through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We also offer a 401K plan with 4% match, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, generous time off, wellness benefits, and tuition reimbursement.


Company Overview

Skybound is a multiplatform content company working closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending stories and universes to new platforms, including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. We are home to critically-acclaimed global franchises, including The Walking Dead and Invincible.


Skybound Games produces, publishes and distributes video and tabletop games across all genres, including the multi-million-unit selling The Walking Dead video game series. In addition to our wholly-owned franchises, we work with independent developers to foster and create original games with compelling characters and worlds, strong creator and artistic focus, and innovative approaches to engaging genres.


Invincible is one of Skybound's tentpole franchises (celebrating 20 years!) and spans the world of comic books, merchandise, video games, and the critically acclaimed adult animated television series on Prime Video. Now in its second season, the television show has consistently ranked as one of Prime Videos top-streamed series with a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on the groundbreaking comic book by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, Invincible revolves around 18-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age—except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet. Still reeling from Nolan’s betrayal in Season One, Mark struggles to rebuild his life as he faces a host of new threats, all while battling his greatest fear - that he might become his father without even knowing it.


The show stars Steven Yeun, with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey Griffin, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons. Executive producers include Skybound's own Kirkman, David Alpert, and Margaret M. Dean.


Equal Opportunity Employer

At Skybound we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! Skybound is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, hair texture or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Skybound complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination.


Skybound will consider applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the CA Fair Chance Act and Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.