Junior Editor, Publishing

Job

  • London  
    perm  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    ViacomCBS  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    12 July 2022  
    Posted on
    12 May 2022  

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others.

Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

Is this the role for you?

There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs and we believe that having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds makes this a great place to work. We have a number of Employee Resource Groups that look to support our employees from all walks of life and who face common challenges in the workplace and we hold tons of events all year round to nurture the best possible, inclusive environment

VCP /GLOBAL CREATIVE GROUP:

VCP, ViacomCBS Consumer Products (part of ViacomCBS) are responsible for the licensing, management and product development across the successful  and diverse portfolio of ViacomCBS brands including; PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Garfield, Baby Shark, Star Trek, MTV, Comedy Central brands and Paramount Pictures.

VCP APAC is led by the VP Consumer Products (Singapore/Australia) who is supported across the region by an established team across Sales, Franchise and Creative. Our business is both direct and via a varied network of agents who are extension of our own in-house capabilities.

GCG, Global Creative Group, supports all creative needs for VCP; product, events, character art, style guides, marketing, retail. It is led by the EVP, (based in LA) and is supported by a leadership team based in NYC and London.

We are a creative, dynamic and passionate team who are based across the globe including Toronto, Miami, Mexico City, Singapore, and Sao Paulo. We partner with our Business and Franchise teams at both a Global, International and local level to deliver best in class products and services. We understand that working across different regions and time zones is both rewarding and challenging and work to ensure deadlines are met and are respectful of the need to achieve work /life balance.

What will you be doing?

  • The Junior Editor position will join the growing publishing arm of VCP. We work with major publishers across EMEA, developing books, magazines, collectibles and part works. This role will provide editorial support to the Senior Editor, overseeing product approvals for a variety of licensees, of both original content and pick up from our library plus assisting with in-house book development across our range of brands in multiple markets in the EMEA region
  • Working very closely with the in-house design team and supporting efforts in Agent markets; assisting with localisations where required.
  • Coordinating and facilitating the efficient use of content to maximise our speed to market whilst maintaining creative excellence
  • Working together with the Commercial Publishing team to assist in delivering the best, new and innovative formats; ensuring we have a fresh/refreshed backlist and exciting new publications!
  • Hold up to date and shareable knowledge of publications available on Storefront to support pick up content for our Publishing partners.
  • We’re looking for someone with excellent editorial skills and experience in preschool children’s publishing – including novelty titles. Ideally, you’ll also have some knowledge of the licensing industry. You’ll be comfortable managing multiple projects at different stages of development, with creative flair, commercial acumen and core organisational and communication skills.

What are we looking for?

  • Support the Senior Editor & Senior Designer / Designer on publishing development – including books, magazines, part works and collectibles across our portfolio of properties.
  • Support the Senior Editor & PD Designers to provide day-to-day editorial feedback and support to publishing partners through our PD system, to ensure product is on-brand and high quality.
  • Ensure all editorial product development is in line with brand strategies at the local territory level.
  • Work with the legal team to ensure all product development is in line with terms outlined in contracts.
  • Support the Senior Editor & PD Designers plus key stakeholders in commissioning and developing story and activity books across our brand portfolio – this will include working with external writers and designers, and ensuring deadlines are maintained.
  • Copy-edit and proofread manuscripts.
  • Support the Senior Editor & PD Designers to manage agents and agent markets across development.
  • When required, attend development meetings with specific partners and agents to discuss the brands, assets available, submissions process, creative and innovative branding ideas.
  • Provide editorial support for the wider CP and Brand management team on content/copy where appropriate – e.g. marketing and retail.
  • Commit to consistently improve our products, developing innovative, business relevant and original creative solutions for our brands.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED?

  • Editorial experience within children’s trade book publishing.
  • Understanding of the licensing industry, and the use of licensed characters in publishing.
  • Excellent hands-on editorial skills, good attention to detail and strong copy-editing skills.
  • Good visual editing skills and an ability to work closely with designers.
  • Good operating knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.

Abilities:

  • A proactive approach and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects in various stages simultaneously, with excellent time management skills.
  • Pro-active team player and highly responsive to requests.
  • Creative flair – natural ability to work with trends and product development concepts.

 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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