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Editor/Sr Editor

Editor/Sr Editor, Inklore – Global Pop Comics (Open to Remote)

Random House is the proud home of the worlds most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our imprints include Ballantine, Bantam, Delacorte, Del Rey, The Dial Press, The Modern Library, Random House, One World, and Inklore.

We are currently seeking an Editor or Senior Editor to join the Inklore imprint to manage partner relationships in east Asian territories and edit 8-12 titles per year on the manga and manhwa localization list. While this role will have the opportunity to work on our established projects from Korea and Japan, we hope candidates will also bring their own interests and expertise to the team, continuing to expand Inklores list globally. The position provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in a creative and hands-on department, dedicated to creating best-in-class manga, manhwa, and light novels. We are a highly collaborative team who love to bring our authentic style of nerdery to our favorite pop culture worlds.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Brainstorming, refining, and pitching new project acquisitions to partners
  • Researching top comics and light novels gaining overseas or digital notoriety
  • Coordinating translator & localizer pools, then line editing new text in both manuscript and final comic lettering formats
  • Editing scroll-to-print adaptations, with notes for adapting designers regarding visual storytelling, pacing, and authenticity to the original material
  • Submitting materials to relevant partner approval systems
  • Keeping up to date on current trends in international comics, fandom, and pop culture
  • Identifying strategic white spaces in the Inklore list and developing projects that expand the diversity of titles we publish
  • Attending regular meetings with partners to communicate developments, challenges, and solutions on relevant projects, including frequent calls outside of EST working hours
  • Positioning works for target readerships, then working with the cover design team, publicity, and marketing to developing publishing plans that reach the widest possible audience
  • Working with production and managing editorial departments on copyediting, schedule, and design
  • Preparing sales materials as needed, including brand guides, flap copy, and title information sheets
  • Handling special projects, backlist titles, and legacy books as assigned

Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.Candidates should have demonstrated success in a fast-paced work environment that necessitates managing complicated schedules and personal flexibility.

Inklore is a collaborative publishing environment, and candidates should be comfortable working as part of a team and willing to go the extra mile for authors and publishing partners.


  • Candidates should have at least 5years’ comic book editorial experience and a solid track record of collaborating with multiple stakeholders during the creative development process
  • Genuine interest in manga, webtoon, and adjacent publishing and pop culture
  • Experience in translation and localization for graphic novels, manga, or webtoons
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt content in response to the requirements of licensors and creators
  • Conversational competency in either Japanese or Korean
  • Interest in attending consumer and pop culture events
  • Strong organizational, scheduling, and time-management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Strong ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure in a deadline driven environment
  • Experience with original graphic novels and licensed publishing a plus

The salary range for this position is$70,000-$85,000. To be considered at the Editor level, candidates will have 5-6 years experience acquiring and editing books and will be eligible for a salary of $70,000 – $77,000, while candidates at the Senior Editor level with 7-8 years experience will be considered for a salary between $78,000 – $85,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company:Penguin Random House LLC

Country:United States of America

State/Region:New York

City:New York

Postal Code:10019

Job ID:270442


New York, NY, US, 10019