Editor

Dragonsteel Entertainment

Pleasant Grove, UT
$71,500/yr

Dragonsteel Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for an Editor who will work on fiction titles by Brandon Sanderson as part of our Editorial Department! This is a local, full-time position with in-office flexibility in scheduling.

 

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of the Editorial Department, the right candidate will have a love of fiction, particularly Brandon’s published works and creative vision, complemented by a solid background in publishing. They will be joining Dragonsteel’s small editorial team, mostly working on low-level issues in back catalog titles. They will bring two or more years of professional editing experience to the role, especially strong line editing skills, and some experience with development editing of fiction texts of various lengths. Additionally, they will have demonstrable copyediting and proofreading skills, be able to work on projects independently, and know when to ask for help. Some books Dragonsteel publishes as the sole publisher, and some are in partnership with a New York publisher, so the Editor’s role will differ depending on what type of project it is. For some books, they will be hands-on in production including making corrections directly in Adobe InDesign. Also, at certain times of the year, a significant portion of the Editor’s time will be collating feedback from large numbers of beta readers, and selecting and summarizing the most important issues. In the future, they may have the opportunity to be the main editor on a maximum of one of the front list titles in a year, including high-level shepherding through each stage of publication. 


This is
not an acquisitions editor position.

 

Responsibilities

  • Strong line editing skills should include the ability to learn Brandon’s style and transform earlier drafts into a more polished version of what he intends to say
  • Edit at a paragraph and sentence level for flow, continuity, consistency, logic, and accuracy, while learning our in-house editorial style
  • Perform proofreading at all book stages to check that changes and corrections have been made
  • Ability to collate feedback from large numbers of beta readers, and select and summarize the most important issues
  • Review printer proofs of covers and interiors, and identify other bookmaking problems
  • Support the Head of Editorial on projects as assigned, and communicate regularly regarding deadlines, feedback, and transparency on work progress
  • Work with assistants and interns on a project basis as needed
  • Maintain quality and consistency of style in all produced content 
  • Follow Department guidelines and nomenclature
  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet deadlines

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional editing experience is required
  • Knowledge of editing industry standards 
  • College-level understanding of literature, and a command of the English language and grammar rules 
  • Passion and enthusiasm for publishing
  • Detail-driven with a sharp eye for accuracy
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, able to manage multiple deadlines
  • Experience with digital industry standard software tools, such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe InDesign, Dropbox, Gmail, and others

 

Benefits

  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) matching
  • Yearly bonus
  • Company events for employees and their families


Work Sample Requirements

To be considered for this position, you must include the following with your resume:

  • A list of projects you worked on along with details about your involvement in those projects.
  • A line editing sample of fiction, sufficient to demonstrate your skill set.


To Apply

Email your resume and references to [email protected] with “Editor” as your email title. If you do not include the work samples requested above, you will not be considered for this position.