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Publishing Operations Associate | VIZ Media

Job Summary

VIZ Media, the world leader in English-language versions of manga and anime (Japanese comics and animation), is looking for a Publishing Operations Associate to support our day-to-day publishing operations. This position is responsible for maintaining a central database system for our publishing business and acting as a primary liaison between our Editorial, Publishing Production, Sales, Marketing, Licensing, and Creative teams. The Publishing Operations Associate will report to and assist our VP of Publishing.

What You’ll Do

  • ​​Act as an administrator of our publishing database system including making data updates and changes, troubleshooting database issues, and communicating with system providers and internal users
  • Gather and deliver all metadata and materials required by print and digital publishing distribution partners through our publishing database system in coordination with our Editorial, Publishing Production, and Sales teams
  • Provide metadata, product information, and materials to Marketing, Events, and PR teams and host seasonal product launch meetings
  • Manage consumer ad assignment in publishing products and maintain the pool of ads
  • Organize list of updates on reprints and track changes
  • Assist with freelancer coordination and communications
  • Assist with other general Publishing department needs including being a liaison with Publishing Production, Sales, Marketing, and Licensing teams

The Ideal Candidate Has:

  • 2+ years of practical business experience, preferably in an administrative capacity in publishing, media, or other relevant industry
  • A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position
  • An understanding of book publishing operations
  • Comfort using Adobe Creative Suite, in particular InDesign and Acrobat
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • ​​Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills

Additional skills that will help:

  • Knowledge of manga, anime, and related merchandise
  • Prior experience in media publishing or the comics industry
  • Prior experience managing metadata or database systems

Work Environment & Schedule

This will be a hybrid position with some days of work onsite and some remote. Candidates must be local to the San Francisco Bay Area and be able to commute to our downtown San Francisco office regularly.

90% of time spent on this job involves the use of a computer. You’ll primarily work in an office environment and must be able to use standard office software, equipment, and communication tools. VIZ Media will provide a company computer and other related equipment to help you succeed in this role. You must have reliable access to high-speed internet.

As part of a multi-media entertainment company, VIZ Media employees may be subjected to work-related images including content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Employees should be willing to work with this type of content.

Who We Are

VIZ Media has been bringing the finest in manga, anime, and global entertainment to English-speaking fans across the world for 35 years. From classic series like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, and Naruto to current hits like Demon Slayer, One-Punch Man, and My Hero Academia, we continue to offer the best in action, romance, fantasy, and adventure stories for fans of all ages.

We offer our employees a variety of benefits and perks including:

  • Hybrid Work Model – you’ll work some days in the office and some remotely
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, FSAs, and Commuter Stipend
  • 8 Weeks of Parental Leave
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous time off policies including volunteer days and birthday holidays
  • Free gym membership + wellness stipend
  • Work from Home stipend
  • A free membership to the Shonen Jump digital vault plus other anime and manga freebies!