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Penguin Random House LLC Manga Editor - Square Enix in New York, New York

Manga Editor, Square Enix

Open to remote candidates

Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking a Manga Editor who will be responsible for editorial production on behalf of client publisher Square Enix Manga and Books, which publishes such notable titles as Soul Eater, Final Fantasy, and NieR:Automata. The Manga Editor will execute all editorial tasks for approximately thirty books a year, working closely with freelance teams of translators, letterers, and designers. The successful candidate will possess excellent editing and writing skills, strong time-management and organizational abilities, and a passion for manga, anime, and/or video games.

Key Responsibilities

• Execute all editorial duties involved in the localization and production of manga for English-language readers, including editing translation scripts and page proofs, supervising lettering and design, and reviewing printer materials and digital proofs to ensure quality, accuracy, and consistency.

• Source, assign, and schedule teams of freelance translators, letterers, rewriters, and designers to produce each work.

• Write copy for covers, frontmatter, and backmatter, and work closely with freelance designers on production of same.

• Produce title information sheets—including promotional copy, key selling points, target audiences, and BISAC categories—and other sales material as required for each seasonal list.

• Coordinate with the Managing Editor to ensure that title metadata is complete and correct.

• Prepare and submit cover and interior page drafts to Japanese licensor for approval.

• Prepare and submit final file packages to Production Manager for print book production.

• Prepare and submit final file packages to Japanese licensor for digital book production.

• Work with Senior Editor and Publisher to review title candidates for acquisition.

In addition to these responsibilities, perform other duties as assigned.


• 2+ years of book editorial experience, or translation, writing, or editing experience in an adjacent field

• Excellent English-language editing and writing skills

• Proven ability to manage time, prioritize deadlines, and balance multiple projects simultaneously

• Strong organization skills and attention to detail

• Ability to communicate clearly and interact professionally with both internal staff and external partners, frequently in a cross-cultural context

• Strong interest in anime, manga, or video games

• Proficiency at Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Acrobat)

• Proficiency at Microsoft Office 365 Suite (specifically Word, Outlook, and Teams)

• Aptitude in written Japanese sufficient to evaluate potential titles and correct translation errors is preferred

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

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.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC Country: United States of America State/Region: New York City: New York Postal Code: 10019 Job ID: 182902