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Copy Editor (PT)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10008797 Location New York, New York, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jul. 27, 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:

Copy Editor – Disney Hyperion/Hyperion Avenue/Marvel Press

Part-time position: hybrid schedule (on-site and remote), twenty-nine hours per week

Position Summary

Disney Publishing Worldwide is seeking a copy editor to copyedit and proofread fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages on a part-time basis. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and will possess excellent follow-up skills.

Key Accountabilities

  • Copyedits short manuscripts (picture books, chapter books, and short stories) and longer manuscripts (middle grade, young adult, and adult novels) to ensure sense, continuity, quality of grammar, spelling, and style, and accuracy and consistency of text and art
  • Performs proofreading at all book stages to check that changes and corrections have been executed as requested
  • Creates and updates house style guides for authors and staff
  • Please note that this position is part-time (29 hours per week)


  • 3 years’ experience as a copy editor, preferably with some experience in trade fiction and/or trade nonfiction for adult and/or juvenile readers
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • College-level understanding of literature, grammar, style, and spelling
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Sense of humor
  • Capable of working on very tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with digital documents, using Word and Adobe software
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and comfort working with a house style and individual series guidelines and nomenclature
  • Spanish-language editing skills strongly preferred



About 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 Buena Vista Books, Inc., which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Buena Vista Books, 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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