Saturday, July 01, 2017

Job Posting: The Animation Guild is hiring a Magazine Editor

Help Local 839 fill in the blanks and get some color in here.


The Animation Guild is hiring a Magazine Editor for a new quarterly publication.



The Editor will be responsible for setting the overall course of this new publication. As Editor, you will determine the style of the publication and work with contributors and studios to write and produce articles. Working with a publication team, you will plan, execute and deliver four issues of this new magazine per year. Using your industry contacts, you will get clearance for photos and images to be used in the magazine. You will plan and produce photo shoots. You will edit and proofread all copy, and be the primary decision-maker for all editorial content.

You will coordinate with the Local 839 Communications Department, and share your vision for the editorial direction of the magazine with the Local 839 Executive Board.

Key Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge of the animation industry and community.

  • Demonstrated expertise in print, including design and layout.

  • Ability to write and edit material, as well as oversee the work of others.

  • High level of organizational skill, ability to meet deadlines.

  • Prior experience managing volunteer and paid contributors.

  • Energetic and committed to creating a publication that celebrates the membership.

This is not expected to be a full-time position, but Local 839 will provide benefits, and a salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, provide a letter of interest and 3-4 print examples of your prior work along with your resume (PDF’s please) to jobs@tag839.org. No recruiters or phone calls please.

Located in Burbank, CA, the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 has represented animation artists, technicians and writers since 1952. We negotiate wage minimums and working conditions, provide pension and health benefits (specifically through the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan) and act as an advocate for our members over disputes between employees and employers.


The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people.

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