The Walt Disney Company Associate Editor in Glendale, California

This position will edit a full list of titles for a wide array of age targets, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult novels. The Associate Editor would also be expected to help develop new publishing initiatives.

In addition to strong editorial and writing skills, the successful candidate will have a keen talent for storytelling and a thorough understanding of children’s book publishing. Other responsibilities will include writing back cover copy and flap copy, working with key licensees, brainstorming new titles and formats for Disney Publishing and its global licensees, running P&L statements, writing catalog copy and fact sheets for the Marketing and Sales departments, and presenting new titles to the sales team at both acquisitions meetings and sales conferences.

An integral part of the job will entail working with authors, and our art and design teams, as well as our Disney Press and Marvel Press managing editorial departments. A keen eye for art and design, understanding of different markets, and an eclectic sensibility is essential.

Responsibilities :

  • 3-4 years’ experience in children’s editorial, preferably with experience in both trade and licensed publishing.

  • Ability to edit for a broad range of age groups.

  • Applicant must be detail-oriented and able to handle many projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required

  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats

  • Excellent developmental, line editing, copyediting and proofreading skills

  • Candidate must be enthusiastic, hardworking, and work quickly and accurately under tight deadlines

  • Self-starter who is able to work both independently and with a team

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.

Job ID: 546539BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media