Do you have an interest in publishing or what goes on behind the scenes to produce graphic novels?
The Los Angeles office of Archaia Entertainment is looking for interns who are seeking college credit and/or hands-on experience in the publishing and/or comic book industry. We publish award-winning, creator-owned books like Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, and Rust, and have also produced titles in partnership with companies like The Jim Henson Company, Relativity Media, and Roddenberry Productions.
Archaia is looking for up to five part-time interns for the fall 2012 term. We are seeking the brightest, most eager individuals who are interested in a career in the publishing industry and posses at least a curiosity of comics and graphic novels. If you’re passionate about comics, even better!
General responsibilities include:
• File, organize, and maintain in-office inventory
• Assist in reading and writing coverage for graphic novel scripts
• Assist in writing copy for publication materials
• Assist in writing marketing materials such as creator bios, product descriptions and press releases
• Assist in monitoring and updating Archaia’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
• Conduct thorough online research
• Run out-of-office errands
• Assist in shipping and receiving
• Assist in proofreading comic book printer proofs
• Assist in writing and designing a bi-weekly newsletter
• Log incoming submissions for review
• Voluntary participation in local conventions, events, and signings
• Read Archaia graphic novels to familiarize yourself with our brand
• General office maintenance duties
Focus tracks for mentoring include:
• EDITORIAL: Learn the fine details of the editorial and content preparation process, from working with creators to delivering print-ready files to the printer.
• MARKETING: Explore the many different avenues of Marketing and PR, including preview press, social media, review management, title solicitation, and event preparation.
• PRODUCTION: Gain hands-on experience in asset production, including file preparation for print and digital publication, title proofing and production, physical construction specifications and terminology, etc.
• DEVELOPMENT: Learn how a title is leveraged into other, ancillary products, such as film, TV, gaming, etc.
Interns must meet the following requirements:
• Incredibly detail-oriented
• Outgoing, lighthearted, and fun
• Energetic, enthusiastic, and eager
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Excellent copy editing skills
• Creative, out-of-the box thinker
• Pop culture savvy
• Self-motivator, responsible, prompt, and able to follow directions
• Able to competently conduct research on the Internet
• Working knowledge of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest
• Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office; graphic design background (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus, but not necessary
• Ability to bring in personal laptop is a plus, but not necessary
• Can begin the internship the week of Sept. 4 and serve until the week of Dec. 10
• Can work 2-3 consecutive days per week, with hours from 10:00am – 6:00pm
• Can reliably commute to Hollywood, CA
• See how an independent publishing company works
• Learn the business of publishing comics, from the submissions process to editing and production, marketing, and distribution
• Invitations to comic book industry social functions in the Los Angeles area.
• Meet great people and establish important connections in the comics and publishing industries.
• Free Archaia graphic novels!
This internship is unpaid but can offer college credit.
To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to Rebecca Taylor at email@example.com by Aug. 24, 2012. Please, no phone calls or letters. Thank you and good luck!