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Managing Editor - Manga (Open to Remote)

Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking a Managing Editor to join our team servicing our client Kodansha Comics, home to award-winning and bestselling series such as Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, and AKIRA. The successful candidate will have proven project management skills, including the ability to keep a score of titles at different stages of the editorial process organized and in motion, and a strong communication toolbox to ensure freelancers and editors hit schedule milestones. A passion for manga/anime, comics, and/or Japanese culture is a plus.


  • Draft, track, and manage seasonal publishing schedules.
  • Set and enforce editorial production deadlines, working closely with both in-house staff and freelancers.
  • Request books, art files, and other assets from licensors as necessary to produce English editions, and manage subsequent receipt of files.
  • Manage approvals, rate requests, and queries with the clients.
  • Enter and maintain key metadata for all titles in PRH databases, and run weekly production meetings.
  • Recruit, hire, and manage freelance editors, translators, and proofreaders, alongside evaluating freelancer output, negotiating fees, and reviewing invoices.
  • Work closely with other PRHPS staff to develop new or improved workflows and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • At least 3-4 years of managing editorial experience or project management experience in an adjacent field.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with a professional demeanor, be a reliable point of contact, and manage the tasks and schedules of others.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of quality amid juggling multiple projects.
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams).
  • Familiarity with FileMaker, SAP, InDesign and/or other project management software preferred.


The salary range for this position is $70,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. 


Please include a cover letter with your résumé. 



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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.

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Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 258819

Date:  May 25, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editor, Project Manager, Writing, Proofreading, Publishing, Technology, Creative

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