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.

MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT

Insight Editions is looking for a Manufacturing Department Assistant to join their manufacturing department. The manufacturing department sources new vendors, develops book and gift products, oversees active projects from files received to ex-factory, and manages the Insight's file and library archives. The Manufacturing Department Assistant supports the department with these responsibilities by processing incoming/outgoing packages, updating specs and quantities in the internal database, collating data and drafting documents, and collecting and archiving final files, along with other miscellaneous administrative support.


The role also offers opportunities for growth -- learning to build specifications and develop new products, gaining experience communicating with international vendors, and potentially managing digital and physical archives.


Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multitask, while maintaining accuracy and a strong attention to detail.


This is an on-site position in San Rafael, California.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Process incoming and outgoing packages
  • Collect, check, and archive final project files
  • Maintain the production library
  • Collect and organize competitive pricing for reprints, frontlist, packaging/proprietary projects, and co-editions
  • Collate data into Price Comparison Charts for planning and vendor placement
  • Assist with updating specs, quantities, schedules, and other information in the database
  • Assist with updating job cost worksheets
  • Miscellaneous administrative support

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word) and Google Suite (gmail, Google drive, Google sheets)
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • 1-2 years of printing knowledge preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and quantitative ability

SENIOR PRODUCTION MANAGER

The production division of the manufacturing department develops book products, oversees pre-press and printer vendors, and manages all active projects from files received to ex-factory.


The Senior Production Manager will be responsible for managing 50-100 book projects a year. This entails closely managing schedules, mentoring junior production staff, preparing and reviewing files, reviewing color proofs, managing vendors, ensuring quality control, answering technical questions for clients and other internal departments, and archiving projects.


Expertise with color, color profiles, printing techniques, and paper substrates is a must.


Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multitask and problem solve.


This is an on-site position in San Rafael, California.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • File Management: Prepare, preflight, and edit files in Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat); pull archived files as needed; archive files when projects are complete.
  • Color Management: Markup color proofs, attend press checks, review running sheets.
  • Quality control: Review and provide feedback on digital files and printed samples for quality at every stage of production.
  • Project Management: Develop project plans and schedules; oversee junior staff; coordinate with internal departments and external vendors to ensure projects are moving forward and on schedule.

Qualifications:

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) mandatory
  • 5-10 years of printing knowledge
  • 5-10 years of experience working with domestic and international vendors
  • 5-10 years of experience editing and preparing files in a professional setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Proficiency with Excel and Google Suite (gmail, Google drive, Google sheets)
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem solving ability
  • Motivational and charismatic
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a related field

PRINT PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Insight Editions is looking for a Print Production Associate to join their production team.


The production division of the manufacturing department develops book products, oversees pre-press and printer vendors, and manages all active projects from files received to ex-factory.


The Print Production Associate assists with book projects from files received to the end of the manufacturing process. They prep and review files, assist clients with technical questions, coordinate with prepress and print vendors to ensure quality control, and archive projects. 


Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multitask and problem solve.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • File Management: Prepare, preflight, and edit files in Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat); pull archived files as needed; archive files when projects are complete.
  • Color Management: Markup color proofs, attend press checks, review running sheets.
  • Quality control: Review and provide feedback on digital files and printed samples for quality at every stage of production.
  • Project Management: Develop project plans and schedules; oversee junior stuff; coordinate with internal departments and external vendors to ensure projects are moving forward and on schedule.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) mandatory
  • 1-2 years of experience editing and preparing files in a professional setting
  • 1-2 years of printing knowledge preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Proficiency with Excel and Google Suite (Gmail, Google drive, Google sheets)
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem solving ability
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a related field

CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER

Insight Editions is looking for an experienced creative services manager to shape, drive, and manage the graphic design, website design, photography, videography and social media content for the marketing department. 


The ideal candidate will have an impeccable eye for design, the ability to adopt brand voice and image, and experience managing and leading a team of in-house and freelance talent.


The Creative Services Manager will report to the VP of Marketing, Publicity, and e-Commerce, and serve as a key liaison between Design and Marketing. They will also be responsible for creating and managing the annual operating budget for the Creative Services Group.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage and provide art direction to all contributors producing content for marketing - including the in-house and freelance producers, videographers, photographers, and designers
  • Facilitate creative project kick offs and lead brainstorms
  • Manage and maintain a calendar/database of all marketing projects (photo, video, A+, Ads, catalogs, newsletters, web banners) with the help of the sales material coordinator
  • Report metrics on scheduling, budget and design resourcing during monthly marketing meetings
  • Help create and implement best practices including video (script writing through editing/production), photography
  • Create and manage the annual operating budget, negotiate rates and act resourcefully
  • Understand and manage the creative process and workflow, from initial briefing to creative concepting, content creation, various approvals and production
  • Foster a collaborative work environment and organize monthly team-building meetings
  • Maintain/upkeep of the creative studio (Berkeley)
  • Skilled in usage of Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and relevant tools, apps, hardware and software
  • Manage and organize asset database
  • Must have experience managing teams (in-house and freelance)

Excellent organizational, communication, and multi-tasking skills are critical to the role. A love of pop culture is a big plus.


This is a full-time position located in Berkeley, CA or San Rafael, CA.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations that help ensure our books are delivered to customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. This includes managing the operational aspects of our partnerships with key distribution partners, DTC customer service, inbound logistics scheduling, facilities management, and other additional tasks as needed. You will be responsible for driving improvement in vendor compliance, internal communication, and will contribute to company-wide process improvement initiatives. The role reports directly to the CFO.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Become a subject matter expert on our operational processes and work closely with internal teams to help develop and document internal procedures.
  • Key operational liaison with our distribution partners in US, UK, Australia, and other territories where applicable. This includes managing regular operational meetings and reviews.
  • Partner with Editorial and Production teams to flag projects at risk of missing key schedule milestones; work with internal teams to meet delivery dates.
  • Oversee supply chain inbound shipments. Work closely with VP Manufacturing to ensure timely and cost-effective freight booking. Provide proactive and timely communications on potential shipping delays to sales and distribution partners. Work with internal teams to problem solve and improve delivery dates where possible.
  • Manage fulfillment and distribution process for internal author accounts and direct to consumer sales. Implementing and maintaining internal customer service standards.
  • Manage fulfillment and inventory process for the eCommerce business. Help develop a robust operational process for our Direct-to-Consumer sales and other business initiatives as needed.
  • Work with the VP Controller to develop and implement a robust procurement strategy for new and existing vendors.
  • Manage requirements for tradeshows, conventions, and other company events as needed.
  • Provide Facilities management support to local on-site teams.
  • Additional responsibilities / projects to be assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience managing the Operations department of a small to mid-sized company or division, preferably in the publishing industry. Experience with customer service, order fulfillment and supply chain operations are a must.
  • Exceptional organizational skills. Able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management as well as third party vendors and customers.
  • Experience with Microsoft office products (Excel, Word) a must, familiarity with Google suite and Filemaker a plus.

This is a full-time position located either in the greater Los Angeles area, Bay Area or remote.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Associate Product Development Manager for Insight's gift and stationery categories. The Associate Product Development Manager will help drive publishing programs of existing gift and stationery formats, assist in the development of new formats, and manage high volume projects throughout the entire development process.


The ideal candidate is a self-starter, has a keen eye for design and detail, excellent at managing multiple projects and timelines at once, and is adaptable and flexible to ever-changing deadlines and expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. At least 2-3 years of experience in product development is essential.


The role is a great opportunity for a candidate to work with some of the largest pop-culture brands and expand their knowledge of the product development process with a global publishing company. This position will report to the Gift & Stationery Product Lead and will work closely with design and production team members.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage product development projects of existing formats from start to finish, including pull assets from licensor websites, write design briefs, manage development schedule, track and manage licensor approval, write product copy, and manage data integrity and title information in FileMaker and distribution portals.
  • Assist the Gift & Stationery Product Lead with new format product development, including ideation, research, concept development, and sourcing.
  • Create product specifications for sourcing of new product development.
  • Request and organizing pricing from vendors for new developments.
  • Oversee data integrity and database management, including the creation of new title entries and development P/L, new product specification entries, and change memo communications.
  • Write copy as needed for product, packaging, and new title information sheets.
  • Work with sales and marketing to create sales materials for new developments.
  • Manage communication with licensors and in-house staff in all departments of Insight Editions.
  • Review and proof designs and provide feedback to the creative team.
  • Participate in weekly scheduling and development meetings, accurately reporting status of assigned projects.

Qualifications:

  • 2 to 3 years of product development experience within a publishing environment.
  • BA in English or a related field.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • 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 Workspace.
  • Knowledge of the film, television, and gaming industries is a plus.
  • Greater Bay Area location is a must.

This is a full-time position.

SENIOR EDITOR

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Senior Editor to help drive our publishing program, assist in acquiring books, and manage high volume projects throughout the entire editorial process. We are looking for someone who is an experienced editor, has 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.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • 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 experience acquiring and editing licensed and entertainment books
  • A proven track record of acquiring, championing, and developing successful publications
  • Experience creating “art and making of” books with film/content studios that include behind-the-scenes information; interviews with directors, producers, actors; assets gathered from archives, licensors, key stakeholders; etc. Expertise working with film/content studios including title presentations and negotiations. Experience working with filmmakers and actors is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the film, television, gaming, and licensing industries
  • 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
  • Agent and industry contacts a plus

This is a full-time position located either in the greater Los Angeles area, Bay Area or remote. 

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Insight Editions is looking for a talented Assistant Editor to help shape the future of the Adult publishing program. The role is a great opportunity for a candidate to expand their knowledge of the editorial process with a global publishing company. This position will report to the Editorial Director, working closely with editorial team members in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist the Editorial Director and editorial team on product development 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.
  • Source contributors and negotiate contract terms with independent contractors.
  • Manage communication with authors, recipe developers, artists, designers, filmmakers, licensors, agents, in-house staff in all departments of Insight Editions.
  • Edit manuscripts and provide feedback to the creative team.
  • Write sales copy and work with marketing to create sales materials.
  • Oversee project P/L and editorial budget, approve invoices for payment.
  • Ideate and brainstorm format options with the production team.
  • Provide format/title reference and suggestions to the design team as needed.
  • Support senior editors on various publishing and stationery/gift titles.
  • Research and organize imagery and assets, develop art logs and book maps.
  • Participate in weekly scheduling and development meetings, accurately reporting status of assigned projects.
  • Search and analyze competitive market research.

Qualifications: 

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

This is a full-time position located in our San Rafael office or remote.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

As the Office Administrator, you will provide a variety of complex administrative support duties and functions as the first point of contact for both clients and visitors. As the Warehouse Assistant, you will be responsible for fulfilling and shipping in-house sample requests, e-commerce orders and various vendor Purchase Orders.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage front desk/reception
  • Ability to operate a single or multi-line telephone, and/or google voice
  • Ability to manage calendars and scheduling appointments
  • Assist and direct callers and visitors to appropriate employees and departments
  • Manage receipt and routing of agency mail (incoming and outgoing)
  • Perform general administrative tasks (filing, organizing, data entry, etc)
  • Manage office supplies and inventory
  • Handle personal errands as needed

  • Monitor and manage all shipping requests in a timely manner
  • Receive and track incoming deliveries and packages
  • Manage distribution of new product to each department
  • Unload and restock inventory shipments
  • Update warehouse inventory records
  • Maintain warehouse organization
  • Monitor shipping and packing supplies
  • Liaise with a number of our regular carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Must have 1+ year of work experience
  • Experience as front desk/receptionist a plus
  • Experience in a warehouse is a plus
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to learn new processes and procedures quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using different database management systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working both as part of a team as well as individually without direct supervision

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing/walking
  • May involve reaching, crouching, kneeling, stooping, and climbing ladders
  • Frequently lift/move up to 50lbs

This is an on-site position in San Rafael, California.