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Copy Editor

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 979948BR Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jun. 07, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The copy editor reviews books, magazines, comics, and promotional materials for the Disney Press, Lucasfilm Press, and Disney Editions imprints at all stages, from manuscript to proof.

This role is located on-site in Orlando, Florida


  • Copyedits short manuscripts (readers, picture books, chapter books, short stories, magazines, comics) and longer manuscripts (middle grade and young adult novels, coffee table books) to ensure sense, continuity, quality of grammar, spelling, and style, and accuracy and consistency of text and art.
  • Creates style sheets for series and longer books.
  • Performs proofreading at all book stages to check that changes and corrections have been executed as requested. Copyedits new material created at later stages, such as added or rewritten text, captions, and indexes.
  • Identifies and communicates bookmaking problems and further corrections needed.
  • Reviews jackets, covers, and promotional materials as assigned.
  • Fact-checks information such as dates, names, and quotations.
  • Checks prices, bar codes, and other specifications against company database.
  • Consults with managing editors, editors, and the legal department on matters regarding copyrights and trademarks.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years copyediting experience, with books, magazines or newspapers
  • Exceptional copyediting and proofreading skills, as well as proficiency in editing with electronic tools, such as Microsoft Word Track Changes and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Attention to detail, commitment to follow-up, and diplomatic communication skills.
  • Ability to focus under pressure of tight deadlines and to juggle multiple projects with flexibility as to specific needs.
  • In-depth knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and comfort working with a house style and individual franchise guidelines and nomenclature.
  • College-level understanding of literature, grammar, style, and spelling.
  • Affinity for children’s books and/or Disney properties highly desirable.

Required Education

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information:

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is one of the world's largest publishing brands, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. As part of the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment, DPW and its affiliates through its publishing business bring the magic of The Walt Disney Company’s powerful brands and franchises, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN, 20th Century Studios, and National Geographic, to fans everywhere. DPW, through its vertical publishing operations and global licensing structure, creates and publishes best-selling books, comics, magazines, learning and digital interactive storytelling products, audio books, eBooks, and apps. DPW publications and storytelling products are available in more than 70 countries in 45 languages.

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at


About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Global Product Development and Creative, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Global Product Development and Creative, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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