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Copy Editor (RP)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 964604BR Location New York, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jun. 20, 2022 Flex Type Remote

- This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

Job Summary:

This is a Temp/Recurring position: off-site, variable hours based on season.

Disney Publishing Worldwide is seeking a copy editor to copyedit and proofread fiction and nonfiction titles for adult readers on an ongoing project-by-project basis. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and self-motivated, and will possess excellent follow-up skills.


  • Copyedits manuscripts (novels, memoirs, and general nonfiction) to ensure sense, continuity, quality of grammar, spelling, and style.
  • 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 does not come with guaranteed hours; work is assigned on a project-by-project basis, as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 years’ experience as a copy editor, preferably with some experience in children’s and/or young adult books.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • College-level understanding of literature, grammar, style, and spelling.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Capable of working very tight deadlines, sometimes on short notice.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of sports and pop culture a plus.
  • Availability on weekdays, during business hours.

Required Education

  • College-level understanding of literature, grammar, style, and spelling.

Additional Information:

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $35.00 per hour; however, pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. In addition, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.

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.


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 Buena Vista Books, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney 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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