For those who might be interested ... the Monster.com posting is here.


From: superspyro
Subject: [ACESjobs] Supervising Proofreader, Marvel
To: ACESjobs@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, September 11, 2009, 3:58 PM


Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

Summary: In addition to proofreading documents, the position is responsible for managing a small staff of part-time and contract proofreaders and prioritizing the department's workload.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

* Read comics and covers and mark grammatical or typographical errors

* Copy edit text for magazines and ongoing character encyclopedia

* Proofread work from licensing, marketing, advertising, creative services and other departments as needed

* Help usher in a digital workflow for Proofreading

* Supervise any freelance proofreading

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please direct all resumes to Mary Sprowls, VP Human Resources, at msprowls@marvel.com.

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Comment by Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) on September 12, 2009 at 2:53pm
I don't have the Bachelor's degree but I do have the related experience. Over two decades worth. I just don't want to live in N.Y.C.!
Comment by Captain Comics on September 12, 2009 at 10:00pm
I think the cost of living would be prohibitively expensive except for locals, if this is what it looks to be -- which is an entry-level job.
Comment by Rich Lane on September 13, 2009 at 5:49pm
This would be a good entry level position for Pat, but he's almost two years way from his degree. :(
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on September 13, 2009 at 10:22pm
He should try, anyway, if he's of a mind to; such requirements aren't always hard and fast, and it does allow for "one to two years of related experience and/or training."
Comment by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on September 14, 2009 at 6:26am
Sometime back, Lying in the Gutters was able to get info on a salary for at least one of Marve'sl editors. It was horribly low, especially for living in the NYC area. Sure there are certainly perks (free comics, ability to help shape the M.U.) and it provides you with the "foot in the door," but apparently being able to eat is not one of them.
Comment by The Baron on September 14, 2009 at 8:16am
The funny is, I could do the job, but no way am I commuting into the City every day.
Comment by Rich Steeves on September 14, 2009 at 12:59pm
I have an entry level job of a similar type in Norwalk, CT- this couldn't be much worse, but could be WAY better!
Comment by Rich Steeves on September 16, 2009 at 9:43am
The listing is no longer up on Media Bistro. Hm...
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on September 16, 2009 at 1:17pm
Some media companies seem to think the prestige of working for them is enough to offset the abysmally low salaries; there's an expectation of high turnover, like at McDonald's -- there's always a young, fresh face to take the place of the person who left because, well, they have learned that eating is supposed to be a daily activity.

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