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Comic Book Jobs: DC Comics Hires Again!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, DC Comics,

Superman JobWell that didn’t take long. After a long hiring freeze and just a couple of weeks after announcing a massive restructuring that would effect at least 80 of their 250 employees, DC Comics suddenly has two job openings for the right candidate. Only one of them is in New York, though.

First up, DC wants a Manager, International Sales for the DC International Rights department in Manhattan. You’ll be expected to “identify and implement international business opportunities (primarily publishing licenses) based on content and intellectual properties owned and/or controlled by DC Comics.”

Among your long list of responsibilities will be “researching territories and new international publishing opportunities” and “prospect, pitch, and negotiate international publishing licenses (in person, via telephone and in writing).” The “in person” part sounds intriguing if that means travel on the company dime.

They want someone with “5-10 years experience in publishing and/or entertainment property licensing” and a “proven ability to develop relationships” which probably doesn’t include your dating history. They also want someone who can “work with minimal supervision.” The jokes just write themselves.

DC recently let a number of their VPs loose in the world during their restructuring, but there’s room for a new one: Senior Vice President Publicity for the DCE Sales, Marketing and Business Development department. Unlike the job listed above, this one is out in Burbank where you’ll “lead DCE/DCC public relations strategy and projects by managing the activities of the publicity support staff which includes leading the strategy and providing oversight of the processes, coordination and development of publicity campaign plans and tactics for implementation on a project basis.”

You’ll also be stuck in the middle a lot as you “Interface with DCE Executive publicity team, project executives and all Warner Bros/Time Warner Publicity executives on all activities of the group.”

But no youngsters need apply: you need a minimum of 12 years studio PR and/or marketing experience, especially in entertainment fields. So you’re not getting on the lot without a lot of experience.

DC would like it if you had some knowledge of comics and/or DC characters, and you can expect to travel - domestically, they qualify - approximately 20% of your time. And here’s the kicker: you need the “flexibility to respond to off-hours business needs,” because you never know when TMZ is going to get some embarrassing upskirt photos of Wonder Woman getting out of a limousine.

Good luck, DC job seekers!

[Artwork: This is a job for you-know-who, © DC Comics]



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