- Posted by Johanna on July 15, 2007 at 4:46 pm
- Category: Comic News
Heidi posts the ad where IDW seeks an editor.
Some key features of their request:
- They’re interviewing in person, in California during and after the San Diego convention. Makes sense — that’s where they’re based, and most editors still have to work on-site.
- The position covers line editing and copy editing/proofreading, as well as multiple project management. That calls for detail orientation on the micro and macro levels.
- They would like publishing experience, but it doesn’t have to be in comic books. I liked this phrasing: “Specific comic book knowledge … isn’t vital to success in this position.” It doesn’t matter what you know or what you’ve read; what matters is what you can do. That’s a distinction lost on many fanboys who think “continuity cop” should be part of an editor’s job.
- The position is “open for a qualified editor” — this isn’t entry-level. You’re not breaking into paying comics work on their dime; whomever they pick will likely need to hit the ground running.
Update: They’ve hired Andrew Steven Harris, “a former Los Angeles Times editor and one of the founding writers for Wizard Magazine”, to edit Transformers and Star Trek.