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Editorial Assistant

Company: Tapas Media Inc
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

This is an opportunity to be part of a fast-growing startup company and help shape the future of publishing and storytelling. Tapas has a fun collaborative culture that's reflective of the creative storytelling business that we're in.

The Editorial Assistant will work directly with the Editor in Chief in support of the daily efforts to maintain a robust publishing schedule, organize a multi-faceted staff, and keep an eye on the developing release slate-including both novels and comics. This position will often require interaction with outside partners as a representative of the Studio Tapas editorial arm, and, as such, the highest professionalism and organization is expected.


  • Provide administrative support for the Editor in Chief: managing calendars/scheduling meetings, booking travel, handling invoices/expenses, and other office-related duties, as well as representing the department in a professional manner.
  • Manage relationships with in-house editorial and production staff, as well as throughout Tapas to make ensure smooth communication through all aspects of publication.
  • Maintaining all organizational documents, logs and binders, including monitoring the status of projects as they are pitched and tracking script submissions.
  • Update and maintain information on projects currently being developed and/or published.
  • Create custom decks and pitch materials for communicating both inside and outside Tapas Media
  • Supporting comic book and prose projects in all stages of development and/or production, as needed.
  • Performing relevant research/analysis on projects, companies or the state of the industry.
  • Provide meaningful creative input into the selection and development of properties

    • Someone who is driven, goal oriented, and a self-starter.
    • BS / BA degree or higher.
    • 1-2 years work experience required; experience in publishing, especially comics, a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and solve problems.
    • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with superior organizational skills.
    • Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and to reprioritize as needed.
    • Strong computer literacy and proficiency with Google Suite. Familiarity with Monday, Basecamp, Slack, etc. strongly preferred, with ability to learn new programs/software/internal systems quickly required.
    • Ability to work with confidential information. Positive attitude and the ability to be proactive, resourceful and flexible.
    • Strong people skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a growing team.
    • Ability to take initiative and work with limited direction.

      Perks & Benefits:
      • Flexible work schedule
      • Workdays in M-F lunch allowances during COVID-19 remote work
      • Full benefits package with Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, FSA, 401K with match, and Commuter support if applicable
      • Stock options
      • Device and ergo/office supply
      • Team activities/training/books
      • Gym/wellness support
      • Company swag

        About Tapas Media

        Established in 2012, headquartered in Los Angeles with key global operations in Seoul, South Korea, and Beijing, China, Tapas Media is one of the fastest-growing digital publishing platforms of webcomics and novels in North America. We've created a community of over 60,000 creators and published over 90,000 stories to date. Tapas Media is the 2020 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher and received its first Eisner nominations in 2021. In 2021, Tapas Media joined forces with Kakao Entertainment to expand our global storytelling footprint.

        While we started out as an open-publishing platform, specializing in original stories in the form of serialized webcomics and novels, our global entertainment growth now brings us to the next level with Studio Tapas.

        To super-serve our primary audience, women ages 18-25, we are expanding our offerings to provide stories anytime, anywhere to this diverse audience seeking relatable comics and genre fiction stories on their mobile devices.

        Our next phase includes driving our original content into broader entertainment platforms, as well as collaborating with successful creators in co-producing new IP development deals in film, television, streaming, book, audio, gaming, and other businesses.

        At Tapas Media, we're committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that the enriched diverse perspectives of our employees, readers, and creators help deliver our unique content. We welcome prospective candidates from all backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, culture, language, and education.

Keywords: Tapas Media Inc, Los Angeles , Editorial Assistant, Other , Los Angeles, California

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