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Sr Editor

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 515528BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Brand Disney Publishing Worldwide Date posted 01/02/2018
Senior Editor for will edit books specializing in collections, picture books, middle grade and YA. Properties will primarily include Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar, Classics, among others.

Responsibilities

  • Originate, acquire, develop, and manage titles
  • Develop editorial creation for new initiatives
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Know how to work with talent and agents
  • Guide projects through the publishing process by working with design, production, as well as sales + marketing
  • Negotiate deals with authors, agents, licensors, packagers, and overseas publishers, and maintain relationships with them and other publishing industry professionals
  • Research trends not only in publishing but in other relevant categories

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in children’s publishing; experience with picture books and novels preferred.
  • Applicant must be able to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats required.
  • Excellent developmental, line editing, and copyediting and proofreading skills.
  • Knowledge of the editorial process and copyediting tools
  • Experience working on children’s products as an editor
  • Preferable good knowledge of the Disney properties and franchises
  • Proficiency in email, word, excel, powerpoint

Required Education

  • Bachelors of Art Degree in Communications, journalism, or new media
  • Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

Company Overview

DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.
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