DC is hiring a Managing Editor to oversee its comics publishing division. Although a new position, the title 'Managing Editor' was held previously in the 1980s for Dick Giordano (who was later promoted to Vice President/Executive Editor).
The Managing Editor position will oversee the schedule for all five of its active publishing lines (DC, Vertigo, Black Label, Ink, Zoom), as well as other projects under its 'New Publishing Initiatives' grouping, which it approximates as 850 books. The hire for this position will work with each line's Executive Editor on scheduling, talent assignments, and freelancer pay.
The Managing Editor would also work with the Talent Services department on the schedules of the comic division's approximately 400 freelancers. The job posting specifically references managing "priority and exclusive talent" in an stated goal to maintain a "tighter" pool of creators.
DC is looking for someone with a minimum of seven years' experience in book publishing editorial, and a proficiency in MS Office and FileMaker Pro - but notes familiarity with Adobe CS would be a plus as well.
Do you have what it takes, and are you willing to relocate to Burbank, California for this full-time position? Apply over at the Time Warner careers page and thank us later.