Assistant Editor

New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Remote; Virtual
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Angela Castelo

Job Description:

Aquent's Client is seeking a detail-oriented assistant editor to work on a variety of licensed titles.

The position involves working closely with members including editorial, global licensing, and creative operations teams, alongside licensees, to closely review and ensure high quality, an age-appropriate nature, and strong appeal of books designed for fans of comics and the Cinematic Universe.

The ideal candidate will be a fast reader with strong communication and writing skills, a keen eye for detail, a deep familiarity with the Cinematic Universe and comics, comfort with online content management systems, the ability to juggle multiple projects at once, and some experience in the publishing industry, ideally in a licensed editorial role.

The assistant editor will report to the executive editor.


• Review all production stages of dozens of licensed publishing titles weekly, from covers to full text reviews to art and design reviews.

• Ensure quality and age-appropriate depictions of characters, stories, and themes in projects featuring characters.

• Communicate concerns to and work on solutions with a variety of stakeholders

• Develop brand guidelines for internal and external use.

• Develop a deep knowledge base of brand publishing, both domestic and global.

Basic Qualifications:

• Strong reading, writing, and verbal communication skills

• Comprehensive knowledge of the Cinematic Universe

• Familiarity with comics

• At least two years experience in an editorial role within the publishing industry, ideally in licensing, either as licensor or licensee

• Ability to stay organized and focused through multiple rounds of ongoing review on numerous ongoing projects, including quickly reading full books (both fiction and nonfiction); reviewing covers and interior layouts through numerous rounds of revisions; and tracking, maintaining, enforcing, and improving brand guidelines.

• Familiarity with Excel and Word

• High comfort level with learning and using bespoke online content management systems

Preferred Qualifications:

• BA or equivalent in a related field of study

• 2 + years office work experience

• 2 + years editing and copy writing experience

• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high-volume environment

• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

• Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to multitask successfully

• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Required Education:

• BA or equivalent in a related field of study