CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


ABOUT INSIGHT EDITIONS

Insight Editions is an award-winning independent book publisher and entertainment company. We specialize in the creation and distribution of stationery, gifts, books, and comics in partnership with leading entertainment brands, authors, photographers, and artists in over forty countries. Our publishing program includes titles from many of the world’s largest pop-culture brands, from Harry Potter to DC Comics to Disney, as well as our own best-selling proprietary developments. For over 20 years, Insight Editions has developed a reputation for innovation, quality and driving commercial success for its products and brands.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

To apply to any of our available positions, submit a cover letter and your resume to careers@insighteditions.com.


Insight Editions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

PUBLICIST

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Publicist to work on video game and entertainment-related projects. This position will report into the Associate Director of Publicity.


We are looking for someone who has impeccable project management skills, publicity experience, and a passion for pop culture with at least 3 years of recent experience working on books or consumer products. This position will require an ability to closely and successfully collaborate with internal and external stakeholders from licensors to authors to our publishing teams and creative services department. It requires creativity, and a willingness to use data and marketplace insights throughout the campaign cycle.


Being passionate about our books, fandoms, and the evolving landscape of publicity are qualities that drive success in this position.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop B2C and B2B marketing and publicity strategies for all assigned new releases and backlist bestsellers
  • Partner with internal stakeholders, creators, and licensors to manage and optimize PR and social marketing activations to build preorders, sell-in and sell-through.
  • Proven success and ability in managing a high volume of SKUs and product lines
  • Engage our licensors to help promote our titles and cross-promote with other licensees.
  • Organized, independent, self-starter who can take ownership of key projects and bring them to completion

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years as a book or consumer-products publicist or marketing manager
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Discretion with proprietary and embargoed content
  • Superior relationship management skills
  • Interest in pop culture, entertainment, video games
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve
  • Experience running and tracking campaigns


This is a full-time position in the hybrid Bay Area or Los Angeles offices. Permanent remote status will be considered for the right candidate.


SENIOR DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Senior Designer or Art Director with best-in-class experience in book publishing. We are looking for exceptional candidates who can be a hands-on leader and, at the same time, help shape the future look and feel of our licensed entertainment imprint. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in the publishing industry with graphic design and art direction and would be responsible for designing a portion of the list as well as art directing in-house designers and freelancers for the rest of the division.


Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in the publishing industry with graphic design and art direction
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory role
  • The ability to create complex, highly creative designs and layouts
  • Advanced knowledge of print formats and the printing process
  • Experience working with, mentoring and providing direction to junior designers
  • A high-level of cross-departmental and external communication skills and diplomacy
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, changing priorities, and tight deadlines
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Expertise with sourcing, commissioning, and managing illustrators and other freelance vendors
  • Proficient with photo shoot organization, shot lists, and on set direction
  • Knowledge of pop-culture is a major plus

Required Skills:

  • Advanced experience in Adobe CC Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and the Google Suite
  • Strong technical knowledge of book production and the publishing industry
  • Color proofing and preflight skills
  • Organizational and time management skills


This is a full-time position located in the Los Angeles area or Bay Area. Permanent remote status will be considered for the right candidate. Insight Editions offers a 401k savings program, employer-paid health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, paid sick leave, and paid vacation time.

Please submit a detailed resume and a portfolio link to be considered.


ASSISTANT PRODUCTION EDITOR

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Assistant Production Editor to manage a high volume of projects through the entire editorial process and assist Production Editors. We are looking for someone who has impeccable project management skills, editorial experience, and a good eye for design with at least two or more years of publishing experience, preferably within project management or production editorial. This is a junior position with a lot of opportunity for growth. For the projects you manage, you will be responsible for keeping everyone involved, engaged, and on schedule. An ability to manage multiple deadlines, expectations, and projects while working closely with internal departments, talented authors, illustrators, editors, and licensors is essential. It is imperative that you are extremely detail-focused and can handle ever-changing deadlines and expectations with calm and ease. Being passionate about the product and fandom and relentless in your drive for perfection are qualities that drive success in this position.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee 25 to 30 titles at various phases in production across multiple imprints and diverse subject matters
  • Create, manage, and update schedules for assigned titles
  • Oversee eBook conversion schedules; facilitate eBook process with outside vendors
  • Copyedit and proofread materials when necessary
  • Code manuscripts via Word in preparation for transmittal to design
  • Hire and manage freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers; review work and manage budgets and invoices
  • Collate all corrections to passes; check implementation of corrections
  • Proactively problem solve; take initiative to troubleshoot queries and inconsistencies noted in manuscripts and passes
  • Adhere to and manage house style guides
  • Attend weekly work-in-progress meetings; track deadlines and follow up with departments as needed
  • Update necessary trackers, including FileMaker and Google Sheets, with up-to-date information
  • Exude a positive attitude as timelines and priorities shift


Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in English or a related field
  • Two or more years of publishing experience, preferably within project management or production editorial
  • Project management experience managing multiple schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive grammar, copyediting, and proofreading proficiencies and an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Workspace
  • A passion for books and writing
  • Knowledge of our existing licensors a plus


This is a full-time position located in San Rafael, CA. Insight Editions offers a 401k savings program, employer-paid health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, paid sick leave, and paid vacation time.


Please submit a resume to be considered.


SENIOR PRODUCTION EDITOR

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Senior Production Editor to assist with and manage high volume projects through the entire editorial process. We are looking for someone who has impeccable project management skills, editorial experience, and a good eye for design. At least seven + years of publishing experience within project management or production editorial. You will be responsible for keeping everyone involved, engaged, and on schedule. An ability to manage multiple deadlines, expectations, and projects while working closely with talented authors, illustrators, writers, and licensors is essential. It is imperative that you are extremely detail-focused and can handle ever-changing deadlines and expectations with calm and ease. Being passionate about the product and fandom and relentless in your drive for perfection are qualities that drive success in this position.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee 50+ titles at various phases in production across multiple imprints and diverse subject matter
  • Shepherd multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and meeting strict deadlines, often under tight production schedules
  • Create, manage, and update schedules for assigned titles
  • Responsible for strict adherence to production/printing schedules
  • Copyedit and proofread materials as necessary
  • Code manuscripts via Word in preparation for transmittal to design
  • Ability to identify, attract, and retain capable freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers. Review work, manage budgets and invoices.
  • Collate all corrections to passes
  • Check implementation of corrections to passes
  • Proactively problem solve and resolve issues quickly. Take initiative to troubleshoot queries and inconsistencies noted in manuscripts and first/last pass pages in order to keep production process moving.
  • Adhere to and manage house style
  • Attend weekly work-in-progress meetings; track deadlines and follow up with editors, design, production as needed
  • Update necessary trackers, including FileMaker and Google Sheets, with up-to-date information
  • Exude a positive attitude and maintain flexibility as timelines and priorities shift


Qualifications:

  • BA in English or a related field
  • Seven + years of publishing experience within project management or production editorial
  • Thorough understanding of book development and book publishing process
  • Experience managing multiple schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive grammar, copy-editing, and proofreading proficiencies and an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Workspace
  • A passion for books and writing
  • Knowledge of our existing licensors a plus
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized, and able to set priorities under pressure
  • Ability to balance many projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment


This is a full-time position located in the Bay Area. Remote work will be considered for the right candidate. 


Please submit a resume to be considered.


DIGITAL PUBLISHING PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Digital Publishing Program Coordinator to maintain and grow our digital program by working closely with editorial, marketing, and sales to set program benchmarks and determine steps to achieve them. We are looking for someone who has impeccable project management skills and preferably at least one year of book publishing experience. An ability to manage a range of deadlines, expectations, and projects while working closely with staff across multiple departments is essential. It is imperative that you are extremely detail-focused and can handle changing priorities with calm and ease. Being passionate about the product and fandom and relentless in your drive for perfection are qualities that drive success in this position. This position reports to the managing editor. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage production workflow of all group digital titles (e-book and audio) from building schedules, hitting deadlines, generating metadata, sourcing assets, and coordinating conversions with developers through proofing process, corrections and updates, to final approval and distribution.
  • Identify, recommend and manage backlist conversions across the group, including e-book, audio and recipe database content.
  • Work closely with the marketing team to identify opportunities to support internal marketing initiatives across the group, including curating, proposing, and executing title lists for Humble Bundle campaigns and Open Road batch transfers.
  • Execute content and metadata updates inside the digital assets management and distribution platform.
  • Collaborate with marketing and editorial teams to identify and launch new digital-only projects from new or existing IP.
  • Attend bi-weekly internal digital publishing meetings to coordinate marketing and e-publishing initiatives with internal teams and distribution partners such Humble Bundle and Open Road Media.
  • Generate and distribute weekly, monthly, quarterly sales and data reports to inform ongoing strategies and set goals


Qualifications:

  • One or more years of publishing experience, preferably within project management or digital publications
  • Experience managing multiple schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Extensive project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Workspace
  • A passion for books
  • Knowledge of our existing brands and licensors a plus
  • Ability to self-manage, work independently, and wear many hats


This is a full-time position located in San Rafael. Remote work will be considered for the right candidate. 


Please submit a resume to be considered.


SENIOR EDITOR

Insight Editions is looking for talented Senior Editors. These editors will help drive our publishing programs, assist in acquiring books and manage high volume projects throughout the entire editorial process. We are looking for people who are experienced editors, have a strong design eye, and impeccable project management skills. At least 5-8 years of recent experience acquiring and editing licensed and entertainment books is essential. You will be the visionary behind the project and responsible for keeping everyone involved engaged and on schedule. An ability to manage multiple deadlines, expectations, and projects while working closely with talented authors, illustrators, writers, and licensors is essential. It is imperative that you love research, are extremely detail-focused, and can handle ever-changing deadlines and expectations with calm and ease. Experience selecting authors, acquiring assets, and assisting in the creative vision behind a book is a plus. Being passionate about the product and concept and relentless in your drive for perfection are qualities that drive success in this position. Lastly, having an eye for what might be the next trending topic in the market and being networked in the industry are both advantages for any candidate.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquire and edit approximately 12-15 projects per year
  • Research industry trends and develop new book concepts and formats
  • Manage projects from start to finish, working closely with internal Production Editorial, Design, and Production teams
  • Liaison with sales and marketing, and oversee the development of marketing collateral
  • Maintain budgets and manage your portion of project schedules
  • Write sales, marketing, and cover copy
  • Develop relationships with licensors, authors, illustrators, and agents


Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of recent experience acquiring and editing licensed and entertainment books
  • A proven track record of acquiring, championing, and developing successful publications
  • Knowledge of the film, television, video game, and licensing industries. Extensive experience in gaming is a plus.
  • Experience managing budgets and P&Ls within the publishing environment
  • Ability to manage a team of freelancers and work collaboratively within the internal Editorial team
  • Experience managing multiple schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing needs; an ability to liaison across departments and develop effective sales materials
  • Exceptional editorial and writing skills
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style


This is a full-time position in the greater Los Angeles area or Bay Area. Permanent remote status will be considered for the right candidate.