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Editor (Glendale, CA)
posted: June 3, 2019
Offered by:
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Full Time
Glendale, CA
Job Summary:
Disney Publishing Worldwide is seeking an Editor for their Disney Press business. This Editor will lead up to 1 film program per year and lead the publishing plan creation of 15-20 titles for an ongoing franchise annually.

Brainstorm new stories, series, concepts, themes, and formats as needed
Hire writers and contribute to building up high-quality writer pool
Edit books that target a variety of ages including board books, picture books, classic storybook art pools, chapter books, middle grade, YA, and coloring & activity pools
Manage creation of spot art pools, cover pools, design guidelines, toolkits, and/or editorial guidelines
Review all global and vertical book titles and covers created for your program or franchise
Attend filmmaker, studio, or brand meetings for editorial and art reviews as needed
Attend production meetings and additional team meetings as needed

Pub Planning
Partner with senior editor to brainstorm global pub plans across licensees and within Disney Book Group
Prepare P&Ls, create ISBNs, write fact sheets and metadata, and attend acquisitions for necessary vertical titles
Plan for quarterly solicitations
Work with senior editor, licensing, and global operations to confirm book titles
Prepare presentations for Bologna/London and franchise meetings
Present pub plans as necessary internally and externally

Pub Planning/OPA
Review, approve, and/or comment on online pub planning for your film program or franchise
Review, approve, and/or comment on North America titles, covers, and/or marketing/sales information in OPA for your film program or franchise
Manage the review of Global titles, covers, and/or marketing/sales information in OPA for your film program or franchise

Other Meetings
Global Editorial meeting
Weekly meetings with senior editor
Production meetings
Creative meetings
Sales Conference
Acquisitions Meeting
Cover Concept
North America and global licensee visits
Other Walt Disney Company meetings

Basic Qualifications:
Strong skills in editing children’s books.
Understanding of copyediting skills.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines.
Highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills.
Knowledge of publishing process and formats required.
Minimum 4-5 years experience in children’s publishing.
Familiarity with Disney brands and licensed publishing a plus.
Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

Required Education
Bachelors of Art Degree in Communications, Journalism, or New Media
About Our  
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Publishing Worldwide, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Disney Publishing Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.
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