• New York  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    31 October 2019  
    Posted on
    2 October 2019  

Job Summary:

Marvel Comics is seeking an editor to oversee middle-grade, young adult and children’s publishing programs. The Editor will develop and manage prose and graphic fiction content geared to a younger demographic including both licensed and original series.


  • Pitch, develop and edit original comic book series.
  • Manage workflow and editorial approval of licensed partner series.
  • Responsible for all aspects of editorial production including line editing, art direction, copywriting, marketing & solicit text.
  • Acquire and develop new writing and artistic talent with middle-grade, young adult or children’s book experience.
  • Manage budgets and production schedules. Support marketing efforts as needed.
  • Work with publisher and director of licensing to cultivate publishing strategy for a younger demographic.
  • Support larger franchise initiatives.
  • Represent Marvel at industry conventions and on social media as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years editorial experience in middle-grade or children’s book publishing.
  • Experience managing books and series through the editorial/production process.
  • Strong understanding of the middle-grade, young adult and children’s publishing industry.
  • Comic book experience a bonus.
  • Industry relationships with literary agents and talent preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the Marvel brand preferred.
  • Strong written and communication skills; ability to multi-task.
  • Excel in editing prose and comic book storytelling formats.

Required Education: BA / BS Degree.

About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Marvel Worldwide, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Marvel Entertainment.

Marvel Worldwide, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.