Editorial Assistant

Tapas Media Los Angeles, CA

This is an opportunity to be part of a fast-growing startup company and help shape the future of publishing and storytelling. Tapas has a fun collaborative culture that’s reflective of the creative storytelling business that we’re in.


The Editorial Assistant will work directly with the Editor in Chief in support of the daily efforts to maintain a robust publishing schedule, organize a multi-faceted staff, and keep an eye on the developing release slate—including both novels and comics. This position will often require interaction with outside partners as a representative of the Studio Tapas editorial arm, and, as such, the highest professionalism and organization is expected.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support for the Editor in Chief: managing calendars/scheduling meetings, booking travel, handling invoices/expenses, and other office-related duties, as well as representing the department in a professional manner.
  • Manage relationships with in-house editorial and production staff, as well as throughout Tapas to make ensure smooth communication through all aspects of publication.
  • Maintaining all organizational documents, logs and binders, including monitoring the status of projects as they are pitched and tracking script submissions.
  • Update and maintain information on projects currently being developed and/or published.
  • Create custom decks and pitch materials for communicating both inside and outside Tapas Media
  • Supporting comic book and prose projects in all stages of development and/or production, as needed.
  • Performing relevant research/analysis on projects, companies or the state of the industry.
  • Provide meaningful creative input into the selection and development of properties


Qualifications:

  • Someone who is driven, goal oriented, and a self-starter.
  • BS / BA degree or higher.
  • 1-2 years work experience required; experience in publishing, especially comics, a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and solve problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and to reprioritize as needed.
  • Strong computer literacy and proficiency with Google Suite. Familiarity with Monday, Basecamp, Slack, etc. strongly preferred, with ability to learn new programs/software/internal systems quickly required. 
  • Ability to work with confidential information. Positive attitude and the ability to be proactive, resourceful and flexible. 
  • Strong people skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a growing team. 
  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited direction.


Perks & Benefits:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Workdays in M-F lunch allowances during COVID-19 remote work 
  • Full benefits package with Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, FSA, 401K with match, and Commuter support if applicable
  • Stock options
  • Device and ergo/office supply
  • Team activities/training/books
  • Gym/wellness support
  • Company swag


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