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

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.


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Insight Editions is searching for a dynamic Product Development Assistant for the Insight gift and stationery division to manage the administrative processes of high-volume projects throughout the entire development process.


The ideal candidate is a self-starter, extremely detail-oriented, exceptional at managing multiple projects and timelines, and is adaptable and flexible to ever-changing deadlines and expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


The role is a great opportunity for a candidate to work with some of the largest pop-culture brands including: Harry Potter, Marvel, Disney, Minecraft and New Regency, and expand their knowledge of the product development process with a global publishing company. This position will report to the Gift & Stationery Product Director and will work closely with design and production team members.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Create database entries for new products
  • Participate in weekly scheduling and development meetings, accurately reporting status of assigned projects
  • Assist in writing title information, packaging, product copy, and design briefs
  • Route finished design for copy proofing and provide copy edits back to design
  • Manage communication between Insight and licensing partners
  • Manage licensor assets for design development
  • Create product, packaging, and marketing submissions for licensor approval
  • Manage, track, and communicate licensing approvals throughout entire development cycle
  • Submit render requests to marketing
  • Route renders for approval by design and product development team members
  • Manage marketing photography requests
  • Track status of all marketing assets, status and needs


Qualifications:

  •  1 to 2 years in product development experience within a publishing environment a plus
  • BA in English or a related field
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, meet tight deadlines
  • A passion for product development and enthusiasm for pop culture
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Suite
  • Knowledge of the film, television, and gaming industries a plus


This is a full-time position that must be located in the Bay Area. 

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.


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. 

LICENSING ASSOCIATE

Insight Editions is searching for an experienced, enthusiastic, and collaborative Licensing Associate to join a licensing and acquisitions team that is passionate about the brands we represent and committed to creating content that connects fans and readers with the most fun and innovative pop culture books in the world. In this position, you will assist in acquiring new business and brand partnerships for various verticals across the Insight group of imprints. This role will participate in concept ideation; format development; and strategic discussions to grow and build both new and existing business initiatives with partners.


This role will report to the VP, Licensing and Partnerships and will involve negotiation from initial offer to final contract execution; general partner management; P/L development; and cross-departmental communication. Experience with licensed publishing or other licensed consumer products is a plus.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Licensing Coordination: Assist the CEO and the VP, Licensing and Partnerships on all aspects of licensing and partner management including: brainstorming; research, concept development; creation of pitch materials, P/Ls, and financial offers; lead follow-ups; and contract negotiation.
  • Meetings: Coordinate appointments and meetings with licensing partners and internal staff, and when applicable, lead said meetings.
  • Partnership Management: Assist in building and maintaining key relationships with existing and potential clients and licensing partners, including overseeing quarterly mailings and newsletters.
  • Pitch Creation: Develop visually engaging product pitches and presentations.
  • On-Going Partnership Tracking: Assist in the coordination of on-going partnership discussions, attending meetings and following up on key action items. Track opportunities from initial concept to final contract execution, keeping opportunity pipeline organized and maintain strong communication on status across departments.
  • Contact Organization: Maintain and manage the department contact database.
  • Events and trade shows: participate in the planning of conferences and trade shows. Attend certain conferences and oversee follow-ups thereafter.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in licensing, acquisitions, negotiation, business development and/or contracts, preferably in the publishing industry or pop culture environment.
  • 1-2 years of experience with database management
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Deep knowledge and passion for pop culture, film, television, video games, and/or comics
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact with all levels of employees, management, brands and contributors
  • Advanced proficiency with the following: Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, FileMaker, Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • BS or BA Degree in relevant subject area, such as English or Business Administration


This is a full-time position that can be located in the Bay Area or Remote. 

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Insight Editions seeks an Editorial Assistant to provide support to the editorial team. Our publishing program includes titles from many of the world’s largest pop-culture brands, from Harry Potter to DC Comics to Disney. The role is a great opportunity for a candidate to learn the editorial process for a global publishing company. The assistant will report to the Editorial Director, working closely with editorial team members within a dynamic, fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position located in our San Rafael, CA office or in our Los Angeles, CA office.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Editorial Director and editorial team on all aspects of acquisitions and project management including brainstorming, research, concept development, creation of pitch materials, writing title outlines, rights & clearance tracking, licensor approval tracking, updating title information in FileMaker and distribution portals.
  • Assist in the creation/gathering of information for marketing and sales collateral, including sales copy, sell sheets, catalog copy, sales decks, blads, and brochures.
  • Interact with professionalism with authors, artists, designers, filmmakers, licensors, agents, in-house staff in all departments of Insight Editions.
  • Gather and sort assets for use in sales materials and book layouts, create book maps.
  • Search and analyze competitive market research and compile reports.
  • Assist with ongoing database management projects.
  • Take accurate notes in meetings and distribute to teams.
  • Track project development costs, process invoices for approval.
  • Perform general administrative duties, such as managing ongoing meetings, emailing updates, tracking approvals with licensors.


Qualifications:

  • BA in English or a related field.
  • 1 to 2 years editorial experience a plus, preferably within a publishing environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A passion for books and writing; enthusiasm for pop culture a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Workspace.
  • Knowledge of the film, television, and gaming industries.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.


This is a full-time position and located in the Bay Area.

SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, PERFORMANCE MARKETING

Insight Editions is searching for an experienced SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, PERFORMANCE MARKETING to join a marketing team that is ridiculously passionate about connecting fans and readers with the most amazing pop culture books and stationery products. In this position, you will leverage the power of Amazon Market Services advertising, product metadata optimization, and paid social marketing to drive significant results for some of the most exciting brands in the world. The ideal candidate will live to be on the cutting edge of online performance marketing, thrive on creating huge success, possess excellent attention to detail, and loves a fast-paced work style.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Continually driving and refining Amazon Market Services strategy to generate big revenue with strong profitability, managing the third-party ad agency executing these campaigns
  • Executing real-time metadata optimization for our exciting range of book, collectible, and stationery products to increase discoverability and conversion rates
  • Creating highly engaging and profitable social media campaigns directly on native digital advertising platforms, including Facebook/Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Twitter
  • Working closely with our sales team, D2C marketing manager, and marketing teams on audience segmentation/testing, and developing in-house solutions to future-proof our ads business


Qualifications:

  • 7+ years in digital marketing for Entertainment or Consumer Products brands
  • 4+ years of direct management of AMS campaigns; similar experience managing paid social is preferred
  • Verifiable experience in metadata optimization that led to increases in conversion rates, category bestseller status, and sales
  • Deep familiarity with social media buying platforms, including Facebook Business Manager, Twitter Ads Manager, and LinkedIn Campaign Manager along with the most effective methods of A/B testing ad copy and ad content formats
  • A history of delivering strong ROI, providing relevant visibility into performance, and managing costs within assigned budget
  • A genuine love of pop culture and the desire to work closely with a dynamic team of marketers and publicists


This is a full-time position that can be located in the Bay Area, CA or remote.

EDITOR - INSIGHT FILM

Insight Editions - Film Division is searching for an experienced, enthusiastic, and collaborative book EDITOR or JOURNALIST that has written or edited for film and/or licensed entertainment companies. At Insight Editions we are passionate about the licensing brands we represent and committed to creating content that connects fans and readers with the most fun and innovative film and pop culture books in the country. In this position, you will manage high-volume projects throughout the entire editorial process and assist in acquiring books. This role will oversee a variety of publishing formats across multiple brands and teams including: Warner Brothers, Star Wars, Marvel, New Regency Films, Lightstorm Entertainment, and View Askew Productions, among others. Experience working with film-based content is a plus. In this role, you will work closely with in-house design, production, sales, and marketing teams to successfully shape, shepherd, and launch innovative product releases across multiple formats. At least 3-5 years of recent experience editing or writing licensed and/or entertainment books is essential. Qualified applicants must be extremely detail-focused, and able to manage multiple deadlines, expectations, and projects while working closely with authors, packagers, and freelancers.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and edit approximately 12-15 projects per year
  • Proven ability to manage multiple deadlines, expectations, and projects while working closely with talented authors, illustrators, writers, and licensors·
  • Work closely with editorial, production editorial, design teams and all creative service teams to ensure manuscripts and sales materials are delivered as early as possible to supply necessary materials for long lead media and sales and marketing schedules
  • 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
  • Develop and foster a close working relationship with our licensing partners to reflect their core brand elements and vision within our products
  • Liaise with sales and marketing, and oversee the development of marketing collateral
  • Collaborate with design team on design aesthetic, illustrations, and photography for all projects
  • Maintain budgets and manage your portion of project schedules
  • Write sales, marketing, and cover copy
  • Develop relationships with licensors, authors, illustrators, and agents
  • Supervise and mentor Editorial Assistant


This is a full-time position that can be located in the Bay Area or Remote.

EDITOR - INSIGHT ADULT

Insight Editions is searching for an experienced, enthusiastic, and collaborative EDITOR to join a publishing team that is passionate about the licensing brands we represent and committed to creating content that connects fans and readers with the most fun and innovative pop culture books in the world. In this position, you will assist in acquiring books, and manage high volume projects throughout the entire editorial process. This role will oversee a variety of publishing formats across multiple brands including Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, Pokémon, New Regency Films, Minecraft, and many others. Experience with licensed publishing is a plus. In this role, you will work closely with in-house design, production, sales, and marketing teams to successfully shape, shepherd, and launch innovative product releases across multiple formats. At least 3-5 years of recent experience editing books is essential.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquire and edit approximately 15-18 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 3-5 years of recent experience acquiring and editing licensed and entertainment products in the book publishing industry
  • A proven track record of acquiring, championing, and developing successful publications
  • Knowledge of the film, television, video game, and licensing industries
  • 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 that can be located in the Bay Area or Remote.

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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.