What part will you play?
DC Comics seeks a Managing Editor for the Editorial-DC Comics department. Manages editorial schedules for all DC imprints, (DC Comics, Vertigo, DC Black Label, DC Ink, DC Zoom and New Publishing Initiatives) ensuring projects meet their production dates. Work with all imprint executive editors to coordinate talent assignment to ensure target dates are met. Liaises with talent services department to ensure payment to talent.
Develop and manage the digital and print book production internal schedules for approximately 850 releases ; focusing on improving delivery of product and the processes in their assembly; Work with editors to improve their productivity and talent retention by determining rate of delivery of talent work and coordinating cross all imprints talent availability and scheduling.
Forward plan and implement the scheduling of talent (approximately 400 individuals). Maintain the rate of availability and manage priority and exclusive talent to ensure work is planned out and communicated with the goal of maintaining a tighter pool of talent aligned with the interests of the company. Manage staff responsible for building all tracking schedules.
Design, build, and maintain databases to track intellectual property, schedules, legal and financial details, contact information, etc.; educate colleagues and respond to feedback on functionality/capabilities to insure the editors maintain an on time delivery of material for scheduled production.
Manage the weekly Pre-Publication meeting, where Editorial, Pre-Press and Production staff highlight potential timing issues for Periodicals & OGN's that may require critical attention. Set up tracking reports on the delivery of work holding editorial accountable for agreed upon delivery dates.
Prepare monthly Development Report for SVP, Editor-in-Chief and co-Publishers, which includes capturing all A&E costs associated with projects.
What do we require from you?
BA in English or equivalent work experience required.
Minimum 7 years' experience in managing or production editorial for book publishing.
Proficiency in MS Office, FileMaker Pro.
Working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style 16 and other standard references.
Effective and proven verbal and written communication skills.
Pre-press experience and familiarity with Adobe CS a plus.
Time Warner, Inc.