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Title: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on June 08, 2006, 09:07:33 AM
Here's your job thread.  Knock yourselves out.

Some rules:

No spamming with random crap, keep discussions to the listed jobs or finding one.

Make the listings informative, things that should be listed are:
Contact info (even if it's "Send me a PM!")
What the job is
Where it is
Company Name

None of this "hey my company is hiring, contact me!"

Jobs can be free-lance, full-time, part-time, from your company or even just something you want to pay for or what ever as long as there's an exchange of goods for services.

You can make requested by asking if anyone is hiring, but if you asked two days ago and no one replied don't ask again until a few weeks have passed.  I don't want a thread that's three pages of "Someone give me a job!"

Also note, me or another forum admin has the right to come and change our rules of this thread at any time.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on June 08, 2006, 01:50:23 PM
Here's a link to the Wizards job page, if anyone is interested in applying for a job as a Event Logistics Coordinator or a Operations Manager. The Event Logistics Coordinator would be involved with things like organized play events like Magic tournaments, as far as I know.

http://www.wizards.com/jobs/welcome.htm
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on June 08, 2006, 03:10:59 PM
Right now they're hiring a Perms Assistant who'd work with me here at Allyn & Bacon. While I doubt that anyone's up for a move to Boston, I'll just post it here anyway.

You'd be in a great environment with the option of working summer hours (leaving at 12 on Fridays). Includes paid holidays and sick time right off the bat. A very nice manager, Bob Tonner, who is easy to work with. This is a Term of Project job, so it's not like you have to make a long-term deal. This is a great springboard job with full insurance (medial, dental, vision) benefits available. See the job description if this sounds interesting to you. Good luck!

Permissions Assistant- Term of Project
Posted: May 24, 2006
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include categorizing permission requests for the use of A&B copyrighted text; researching the copyright status of the material; granting or denying permission for those requests, using standardized licenses; granting or denying permission online; making payments for permission fees charged by other publishers, using standardized check requisitions; maintaining various databases that support the preceding activities; recording payments made to the company; producing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on permission activities; assisting other members of the department as needed.
Required Experience:
The application deadline for this position is 6/24/2006
Direct Application To:
Please visit our website and apply directly online to www.pearsoned.com/careers
Email: [email protected]
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tage on June 08, 2006, 03:17:25 PM
Well I just applied for the Operations Manager at Wizards. I'm *almost* completely qualified, so that's pretty good, right?

I don't imagine you're anywhere near those people, Stacer, but if you are, put in a good word, eh?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 08, 2006, 06:01:57 PM
The Coast Guard is always hiring 1-800-get-USCG.

http://www.gocoastguard.com/
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on June 08, 2006, 06:12:22 PM
Tage, I'm nowhere near the people who will interview you, but I can put in a good word for you to the person who handles the apps in HR. I completely forgot that I knew you--is your bachelor's in engineering? I thought it was computer something... computer engineering?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 09, 2006, 12:46:00 AM
TOKYOPOP is hiring. http://www.tokyopop.com/aboutus/jobs.php

Graphic Designer, Layout Artist, and various internships. All in Los Angeles.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 09, 2006, 01:05:49 AM
I don't suppose any of you could tell me if there is a free, online resume builder. The resume I have is -  basically - useless right now. I need to start from scratch, but I need TWO totally separate resumes, one to apply for customer service/tech support jobs and one to apply for nursing jobs.  (Not going to put all my eggs in one basket this time around...)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 09, 2006, 08:58:39 AM
The best way to build a resume is to look at a lot of resumes. Failing that, MOnster has a fairly decent one as far as what information to include. LDS Employment Services will also talk to you about this, if there's an office nearby (I believe you need to get a referral from your bishop first though).
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tage on June 09, 2006, 01:02:14 PM
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I thought it was computer something... computer engineering?


It was, in fact, computer engineering, a close cousin of electrical engineering.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on June 09, 2006, 01:14:11 PM
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Posted by: fuzzyoctopus Posted on: Jun 8th, 2006, 10:05pm
I don't suppose any of you could tell me if there is a free, online resume builder. The resume I have is -  basically - useless right now. I need to start from scratch, but I need TWO totally separate resumes, one to apply for customer service/tech support jobs and one to apply for nursing jobs.  (Not going to put all my eggs in one basket this time around...)

Posted by: SatanEhlers Posted on: Today at 5:58am
The best way to build a resume is to look at a lot of resumes. Failing that, MOnster has a fairly decent one as far as what information to include. LDS Employment Services will also talk to you about this, if there's an office nearby (I believe you need to get a referral from your bishop first though).  


I agree with SatanEhlers and would also had that you should have several friends and family members review your resumes. Everyone's input counts for something on a resume because you don't know who you will be hiring. For a more professional resume (like nursing), see if you can have someone within the field review your resume for you.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Jelly_Belly on June 12, 2006, 06:10:54 PM
There is a posting on the Church's employment Web site for an editor. I would apply, but I don't think I have enough experience. But I thought maybe someone here would so . . .

Here is the link (https://applications.lds.org/servlets/iclientservlet/hrrec/?ICType=Panel&Menu=ROLE_APPLICANT&Market=GBL&PanelGroupName=HR_JOB_POST_APP).

And here is the info:

Position Type: Full time

Starting Salary:

Depending on experience

Work Hours: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm M-F

Location: Church Office Bldg

Position Summary: SENIOR EDITOR (Ensign Magazine) - Incumbent is an editorial team member providing a high level of experience to edit, rewrite, and proofread magazines published by the Church. Will work as a general writer and senior editor.

Minimum Requirements:
BS degree in journalism or English and at least six years experience in professional editing, writing, or rewriting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Copy editing and proofreading ability.
Maturity in mind; good judgment.
Drive, dedication, and self-discipline.
Satisfactory background in Church doctrine and policy.
Creativity and imagination in work and ideas.
Ability to work well with people and present an image of professionalism for Church magazines.
Internet knowledge and ability.
Photography skills very helpful, but not required.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Firemeboy on June 14, 2006, 02:29:41 PM
I'm hiring, but the pay sucks.  And you have to be an instructional design grad student at USU.  

But if you meet those qualifications, give me a ring.  :)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on June 15, 2006, 01:17:43 PM
Closed
My company, Unicity, is looking for a full time Graphic Designer:
Skills:
•      3-4 years experience in graphic design or equivalent
•      Bachelo's degree or equivalent in Design, Art or equivalent
•      Intermediate computer skills
•      Software required: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
•      Thorough knowledge of file outputting for pre-press
•      Good communication skills.
•      Strong organizational skills.

Jobs:
•      Create and design various promotional materials such as brochures, pamphlets, magazines, catalogs, etc for print and web
•      Assist in developing, maintaining the company’s corporate brand
•      Design, layout, and format materials to communicate marketing objective
•      Perform formatting details such as typographic, photographic, and graphic elements before press
•      Establish design template for labels and other frequently used graphic materials
•      Make ongoing revisions to marketing materials
•      Develop cost estimates and timelines for projects
•      Provide production/graphic design support


Not sure on pay, but if anyone is intrested I'm sure I can find a rough idea of what that would be.

edit My boss said if you have 42-like qualifications (ie 42, as in Jeff) he'd "make it worth your while" to apply, though I don't know how much that is a year.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 16, 2006, 12:17:57 AM
And you probably have to live in Utah Valley, huh? Or I'd send J.T. over.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on June 16, 2006, 03:31:52 AM
yep it's in Orem off of 1200.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on June 16, 2006, 04:13:11 PM
Customer service L3 at Wizards: http://www.wizards.com/jobs/welcome.htm

Also, it's not on the site yet, but they just announced that we're looking for a Concept Illustrator to mainly work with Magic. If you're interested, let me know and I can email you the job description/requirements.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 17, 2006, 12:55:01 AM
"Concept Illustrator"?  Send it to me and I'll forward it to the hubby.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on June 17, 2006, 02:24:35 AM
It's on the intranet at work, so remind me Monday and I'll send it on. Oh, and it's mainly for Magic, so it sounds like it's right up his alley.

Edit: duh. I already said that, didn't I?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on June 21, 2006, 12:02:40 AM
It is time for me to rant about how much I hate searching for a job. I've been networking and sending out resumes to everyone. I've been doing one interview after another. I'm constantly trying to impress strangers in hopes that they might hire me. I religiously check for job postings and always am keeping an ear out for any leads. I've been doing this for months and months and it is almost a year now. So far, I have a bunch of sympathetic rejection letters.

I am sick of job hunting. It has to be one of the most humiliating and degrading thing that a person can do. I'm sick of having to market and sell myself, trying to pretend that I have only minor faults.

I am even more sick of well meaning people trying to give me advice of how to find a job or giving me alternatives, which only helps me feel more like an unemployed loser. However, I really get irrate over those who imply that I should just give up and find a new career. I will not give up on my job hunting, no matter the obsticals or frustrations.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 21, 2006, 12:13:56 AM
I feel for you and I feel doubly for your wife.  No way in heck I'm leaving the job I'm in now until I have another one lined up and signed on.  No matter how much I hate my  coworkers sometimes its' better than job hunting for a year. Ick.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on June 21, 2006, 12:35:02 AM
My friend graduated from law school last year in Boston and moved to DC, and she's had the same difficulty. The closest she's got is law temping, doing document review. Boring work, but steady and fairly well paying, as far as paying the bills. Is there a similar kind of law temp agency near you?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on June 21, 2006, 01:15:13 AM
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I feel for you and I feel doubly for your wife.  No way in heck I'm leaving the job I'm in now until I have another one lined up and signed on.  No matter how much I hate my  coworkers sometimes its' better than job hunting for a year. Ick.


I did that once, never again.  I worked two jobs for a month when I got my new job in April because I wasn't willing to quit until I was sure I had a new job I liked.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: blue on June 22, 2006, 01:52:36 AM
My company, Unicity, is looking for a full time Graphic Designer:


Darn. I've got lots of those qualifications, but not the 3-4 years of experience, unless you count mucking around on my own computer and my personal design projects. Fooey to my BFA in art!
:P
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 22, 2006, 09:01:45 AM
I'd apply anyway, Blue. just in case.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: 42 on June 22, 2006, 09:23:34 AM
Yea, blue you should apply, you never know what could happen or who else has applied.

I applied even though I haven't worked in graphic design in a couple of years, I haven't a current portfolio, probably can't take the job if it has to be full time, and I have little intention of being a designer for the rest of my life. Still, I don't know what could happen. Mostly I'm hoping that they might decide to add other postions later and it work in my favor if they've already heard of me.

Course, if you are looking for introductory design work. Volunteering where they could use a designer helps a lot. It also looks amazing on a resume, since so few people bother to volunteer their time and talents now-a-days.

If your not into volunteering or just need a job, places like the Phone Directory Co. in Orem are almost always looking for entry-level designers.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on June 22, 2006, 11:01:58 AM
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places like the Phone Directory Co. in Orem are almost always looking for entry-level designers.

PDC. Ah, the... memories! I worked as a proofer last summer. Not designing the actual ads, but dealing with cranky, nutty customers. The designers work away downstairs while we run interference with the customers. Hmm, I wonder if PDC ever went "live" with Oracle. What a fiasco. I doubt it.

Anyhow, even if there aren't any designer positions open, you could try for a Proofer job. Stay away from Cust Serv though. *shudder* Proofer pays pretty good for UT, imo. And it looks good on a resume. I mean, I would help make design decisions, not just take changes.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on June 22, 2006, 12:20:24 PM
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I'd apply anyway, Blue. just in case.


If she lives in Utah I'd say go for it, but if not I don't think they'd really consider an out of state applicant.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on June 22, 2006, 12:28:53 PM
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PDC. Ah, the... memories!


Whoa. Another PDC person. I worked there 97-99. Final edit with Sharlene Davis. PDC is why Jeff and I came to be friends--we bonded over it my first night of TLE.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on June 22, 2006, 04:33:42 PM
LOL. How funny. Jeffe too. Cool. I remember Sharlene, of course. There were three Sarahs working there, which always made for fun confusion.

But what I enjoyed most of all were, of course, the proofing mistakes that evaded correction. Like, on this dermatologist office ad, a bullet announced that the dr. Treats Pigheads. Niiice. He wasn't too thrilled about that little error. Or the Truck Dealership that offered "Trull Repair" in big blue letters. hehe

Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: 42 on June 22, 2006, 07:43:57 PM
I can one up that. We had a guy who was running around seven ads for his mortuary company. He was a real pain to work with, having something to complain about with every decision made by the designers. It came down to the day before the book went to press and we were missing a graphic for one of his smaller ads. He kept saying that he sent us the graphic already and that he wouldn't send it to us again. Anyways, we could tell this was going to be a write-off. So we decided to just put any graphic in so that we could at least say he got everything he paid for, even if he didn't like it. The final version of the mortuary ad featured a "skull and crossbones" pic.

Anyways, to keep this thread on topic. The Best Western Cottontree in Provo is looking for a weekend front desk clerk. It's a good student job, but not a good company to stick with long term. Course, it is how EOUL made his start.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on June 22, 2006, 07:56:33 PM
hahahahaha. Yeah, that's a creative art choice.

And about the hotel job... Do you mean if we work there we too can write awesome fantasy novels and a big publisher will buy them, and we will have people fighting over our first 50 signed copies? Where oh where do I send my resume?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: 42 on June 22, 2006, 08:24:20 PM
Well, muses live in the swimming pools and fireplace at the hotel. They come out at night to inspire artistic types, but don't tell anyone.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on June 23, 2006, 11:13:07 AM
Ah ha. I knew it!

Any chance those muses might want to relocate to Boston? Hey, we've got an *ocean* out here, forget measly pools. ;)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on June 26, 2006, 01:10:31 PM
The graphic designer position is closed, I made a note of that since I had been getting e-mails about it, apparently at my job they only interview one person for a job and the decided who they were going to hire on day two, despite the fact they got about 20 applications for it.  I guess I shouldn't complain, that's how I got my job here.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on July 17, 2006, 03:49:00 PM
Wizards is looking for an events intern.

POSITION:       Intern - Events Team

TEAM:              Events Team; Organized Play

REPORTS TO:  Events, Manager

FLSA:               Non-Exempt

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Supervises: This position does not supervise anyone.

Other Key Relationships: All OP-events positions, all OP, brand, R&D, Sales, On-line media, Wotc N facilities, etc.

JOB DUTIES

Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities:

Observe all stages of event management from both tournament side and conventions side

Assist in all aspects of event management

Take on short-term responsibilities for projects, as appropriate

TRAVEL to approximately 2 events per month. Responsibilities at each show will vary. A full range of event experience will be available, depending on the aptitude of intern.

Tasks like:            

               Hotel lists

               Travel reservations

               Pre Con notes

               Event request sheets from decorators

               Shipping and Drayage

               Event budgeting and accounting

               Opening POs, processing contracts

               Filing and managing paper and electronic information

               Assistant show manager on-site

               Packing, ordering, unpacking, organizing, etc. product and event materials

               Post-show reports and wrap-ups

Secondary Functions:

Observe other show managers

QUALIFICATIONS

At least 21years of age

Organized

Good under pressure

Quick learner

Independent worker

Eager to get as much event experience as possible in 3 months!

Willing to travel!

Must be able to lift 40 lbs and work on your feet for 10+ hours per day on show site

Education and Training:
Completed at least 3 years of college or university

Strong interest in managing events

Majors like: Business marketing, Event marketing, Theatre, Communications, Travel and Restaurant industry, etc.

No training needed

Prior Related Experience:
Some experience in event management, at least 1 event or production or festival or sampling.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiar with computer programs; Word, Excel, Office, Outlook, Abode illustrator/photo shop

Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level in Position
None. We will use the position as is for the full 3 months.

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position

Apply online at http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=aboutus/jobs
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on July 20, 2006, 06:32:41 PM
Hey 42, check this out:

The ZeStuff team is looking for a web graphic designer. That person will be the lead designer for ZeStuff.com and will be in charge of redesigning the website, doing the day to day changes to the site layout, creating new advertising media and other graphic related work that is related to ZeStuff.

If graphic design is your thing, please check out the complete job offer at the ZeStuff blog. We'd love to hear from you!

http://blog.zestuff.com/2006/07/19/job-opening-at-zestuff/
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on July 26, 2006, 02:49:33 AM
I just saw this on another site I'm on. I thought of OldieLocks especially.

http://www.imaginelearning.com/

Full-time, salaried, benefits. The starting salary for this position is negotiable, depending on experience.

Function:
• Create and maintain manuals, release notes, quick reference guides, and installation guides for
company products
• Design, write, format, edit, and proofread documents for online and hardcopy delivery
• Assist with proposals and presentations

Required Skills and Qualifications:
• Minimum BA or BS Degree in Technical Writing, or related field with technical writing experience
• Experience creating deliverables for audiences ranging from novice to highly technical
• Strong planning, research, writing, and editing skills
• Ability to quickly produce publication-quality written material that conforms to company’s writing style
guidelines
• Experience with Microsoft Office
• Comfortable consulting with a variety of personalities, such as designers, developers, artists, and
audio/visual technicians
• Excellent time management, problem-solving, analytical/critical thinking, and organization skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Self-motivation and discipline
• Honesty, reliability, punctuality

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
• 2 years software documentation and/or technical writing experience
• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products
• Knowledge of at least one professional publishing program (InDesign, Quark, FrameMaker, etc.)
• Experience with graphics tools, such as Visio and Paint Shop Pro
• Proficiency in page layout and design principles
To perform well in this position you must be organized and detail-oriented and you must be able to
present information in a clear, compelling way. You must have strong grammar skills. You must be a fast,
independent worker who can produce quality publications and can effectively manage your workload with minimal supervision.

Go to the website to learn more about the company, to contact them and/or submit a resume. Feel free to contact me with any questions, I am a software tester for this company. They are a great organization with a great product.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on July 26, 2006, 12:27:17 PM
Stacer, why do you torture me so?  :)

I definately qualify, and they're based in Provo, so it would mean no more commute. But I'm going back to school for a MA (for reasons I still don't quite understand).

*sigh*
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on July 26, 2006, 03:24:15 PM
I just thought I'd let you know in case it worked in with your school plans.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: CtrlZed on July 26, 2006, 09:36:22 PM
Imagine Learning is a spin-off from the animation company that I used to work for.  The people I know who went to Imagine seem to be very happy with the company and with the work that they're doing.

In addition to that, some of the best artists in Utah work there.  Although that really doesn't have much sway on a Tech Writing position.  ;D
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on July 27, 2006, 12:47:22 PM
In other words, it's a great job working for a great company.

Great.  :P

Well, since I'm leaving here, there's an opening for a entry-level technical writer:
Decent pay (probably around 24k to start).
Paid holidays, good benefits, and interesting work (at least, I find it fascinating).
No previous experience in technical writing is required, and they train you. 'Cause, you know, it's entry-level. But you do need to be able to learn fast--if you don't have experience with networking and computers, it's a very steep learning curve for the first little while.
You need to know your way around Word and PowerPoint, and be able to write a coherent paragraph.
I think they want some kind of bachelor's degree as well, but considering they took me, it probably doesn't matter what the degree is in.
Editing experience is a plus.

If anyone is interested, send me a PM and I'll give you the details on how to apply (and hints about how to get hired :D).
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on July 28, 2006, 11:30:51 PM
Someone told my wife that I would get a job if I would just write it down.

My wife responsed that: "Isn't all that student debt writing it down."
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on August 01, 2006, 02:14:48 PM
Today mark one year since I was last employed.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: blcdrayco on August 02, 2006, 12:24:02 AM
Gee, is the cottontree still hiring?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: 42 on August 02, 2006, 12:49:52 AM
The Cottontree is hiring, but that's because people keep quiting since the new management is horrid.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 08, 2006, 11:17:04 AM
i know of a real excellent entry level or low-experience level position here in the DC Area for a Process Writer. I'd be happy to give details to anyone who is interested. It's with a large corporation but the department is small. The benefits are great and the salary just not quite what I can take (they offered, and I had to very reluctantly turn them down). It'd be a full-time job with a good career track.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on August 09, 2006, 07:34:38 PM
I keep on dreaming that one day I'll wake up and go to work. Does this mean that I'm losing my mind?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tink on August 16, 2006, 12:01:48 PM
Craig's List entry for gamers who write:

Like video games and got a sense of humor?

Reply to: [email protected]
Date: 2006-08-03, 2:21PM MDT

Gaming site looking to hire writers on a per/article basis for entries to our new blog. We're looking for gamers first off, who are also good writers. We are looking for the following skills:

Loves video games
Funny
Tech Savvy
Up to date on game industry
Strong opinioned
Talented writer

If you feel like you're a good match, please email us and let's talk :)


this is in or around Orem

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/wrg/189778998.html
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 16, 2006, 12:07:06 PM
I see no requirement for grammar. Sprig should apply.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on August 30, 2006, 01:09:11 PM
I have a lunch interview with a firm tomorrow. It will be my third interview with this firm. I hope that means they're about to give me an offer.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 03, 2006, 07:42:00 PM
If not, they're sadistic torturers. Curse them.  >:(
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on September 06, 2006, 01:08:41 AM
No, they are not sadistic tortureres, Ookla. They called me tonight and gave me a job offer. I should get the offer in writing by the end of the week. I now just need to check with another firm to see if they will give me an offer, but it looks like I'll be taking this offer.

Yea, no more being a lawyer without a firm. Thirteen months of unemployment was extremely hard.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on September 06, 2006, 02:35:02 AM
Especially on your wife, I bet. Congratulations!  I hope things continue to go well.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on September 06, 2006, 11:00:41 AM
Yay! That's fantastic. Bye bye unemployment. :D
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on September 06, 2006, 02:34:34 PM
Thus hopefully ends the summer of our discontent. My husband got a call from a web design place in Mansfield (next town over) who were sent his resume and want him to work for them!  
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on September 06, 2006, 04:19:03 PM
Congratulations Fuzzy. Having an employed husband is good.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on September 07, 2006, 10:23:49 PM
Sweet! Cool news.  :D
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Chimera on September 08, 2006, 03:47:55 AM
Lost One, I'm really happy to hear the good news. It seemed extremely unfair for you to go to all the work to become a lawyer and then not be able to find a job for so long. So, I'm glad you found a firm. Yay!  ;D
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tink on September 19, 2006, 01:43:37 PM
Comic Book Editor

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Reply to: [email protected]
Date: 2006-09-15, 10:20AM MDT


We have an inspiring comic book writer who is ready to submit his work to Marvel. We are looking for an editor who is familiar with comic books.
Please contact Brenda w/ Salt City Books at 801-309-7820. Weekends and night call are okay.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Skar on September 19, 2006, 02:30:08 PM
Ummmm.  E!  E!  Look at this.  You should see this!  EEEEEE!

SE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(the post before mine)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on September 19, 2006, 02:36:56 PM
Umm. He be dead. We be playin' a game o' chance an', well I shot th' lad.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 19, 2006, 02:39:06 PM
I'm looking! Should be some fun short term work
I'm also doing some volunteer editing on the Zap in Space! comic.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Skar on September 19, 2006, 02:41:32 PM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 19, 2006, 02:46:52 PM
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Umm. He be dead. We be playin' a game o' chance an', well I shot th' lad.

See the problem with thinking that this means i'm gone is that I'm the God of the Underworld, not to mention a ninja.

made phone call. Sending more data. yeeee!
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 20, 2006, 03:44:47 AM
The way that saltcitybooks ad is worded it doesn't sound to me like they really know what they're doing.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on September 20, 2006, 04:25:39 AM
That's kind of what I was thinking. "About ready to submit his book to Marvel" sounds like "about ready to dive into the slush pile 100 miles long."
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 20, 2006, 08:45:09 AM
I've actually talked to them about that already.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on September 20, 2006, 02:52:48 PM
What was the result?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 20, 2006, 03:25:40 PM
a "hrm" and a request for me to send them more information. I
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 21, 2006, 12:28:21 PM
At Comic-Con, Marvel and DC both stopped having walk-up portfolio reviews. Instead, they have a big panel where everyone who wants a portfolio review shows up, and they tell them "There is a 99% chance we don't want you, but if you leave your portfolio here we'll look it over tonight and if we want to talk to you in person we'll post your name and a time on a big board. Check the board tomorrow."

And as far as I know, besides becoming famous by publishing at some other publisher, that is the only way to catch an editor's attention. I highly doubt they even look at unsolicited submissions.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Fellfrosch on October 11, 2006, 04:43:36 PM
My company is hiring a part-time Copy Editor. This isn't a career kind of thing, because it's only part time, but it could be ideal for a college student, a recent graduate, or a homemaker looking for extra income. It's an awesome place to work, so let me know if you're interested.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Chimera on October 14, 2006, 07:16:44 PM
If I hadn't just moved, I'd be interested. Oh, well. I guess I'm not meant to scrap book.  ;)

What's the company's name, btw?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tage on October 16, 2006, 08:18:58 PM
He works at Close To My Heart. You should apply anyway, just for fun.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on October 16, 2006, 08:25:04 PM
I should apply as well, just for the fun of it. I think, were I to work there, not much would get done, since I found myself always having fun when Fell was around.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on October 18, 2006, 01:04:47 AM
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He works at Close To My Heart.

Does anyone work at Close to My Liver? I imagine that would be swell fun too.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on October 18, 2006, 02:59:16 AM
No, but my company's products make people poop better.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on October 18, 2006, 11:32:31 AM
Meh. Livers deal with toxins, though, and that's infintesimally more interesting than poop.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: 42 on October 19, 2006, 08:58:32 PM
I have a job offer!

It's working on a research project to help children who struggle with reading.

It's salaried, comes with great health benefits, and they will give me money to pay off my student loans after the year contract.

The wierd part is that legally I'm still considered unemployed since the job falls under the category of a public servant (or something like that).
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on October 19, 2006, 10:05:33 PM
Congratulations! Sounds like a great job.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on October 20, 2006, 03:44:07 PM
Way to go, 42!
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Lost One on October 21, 2006, 01:12:36 AM
Congratulations 42. Now I don't have to worry about you asking for cash gifts at Christmas. ;) I hope this job is what you've been wanting.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on October 21, 2006, 03:20:23 AM
Awesome! Congrats!
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Chimera on October 27, 2006, 03:35:06 AM
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The wierd part is that legally I'm still considered unemployed since the job falls under the category of a public servant (or something like that).

Pfft. Employment is so over-rated.  ;)

Congrats!  :D
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tink on November 01, 2006, 12:09:08 PM
Editor

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Reply to: [email protected]
Date: 2006-10-31, 2:50PM MST


McKinnon-Mulherin, a strategic communication and information design firm, is seeking a full-time, project-based editor for a position in its downtown Salt Lake City office. Candidates must have at least three years of experience editing a variety of documents such as proposals, guides, and sales and training materials, for grammar, content, organization, and mechanics. Must be proficient in both Microsoft Word's online editing markup tools and hardcopy edits. Must have excellent knowledge of the English language, grammar, and spelling. Must be able to edit according to Chicago, AP, APA, or MLA styles. Must be able to work during prime time business hours. Knowledge of information design or instructional design principles preferred. Be prepared to have your editing and computer skills tested. BA/BS Degree. Please respond quickly by faxing resume to 801.531.4250 or emailing to [email protected]



Job location is Salt Lake City

Compensation: DOE

no -- Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

no -- Please, no phone calls about this job!

no -- Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

no -- Reposting this message elsewhere is NOT OK.

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/wri/227921648.html
 
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tage on November 01, 2006, 03:04:03 PM
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no -- Reposting this message elsewhere is NOT OK.


So... not an important part, I hope.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 01, 2006, 08:05:11 PM
My company's top novels editor is leaving, and the job may get posted tonight. I will probably apply for the job myself, but I don't rate my chances of success very high so I'm not counting on it or anything. We really need someone who actually knows what they are doing, and if such a person gets hired instead of me I will be quite happy.

The novels editor will be focusing mainly on the YA market, mostly with licensed books from Japan. We do have one original series starting (the first book of which is pretty bad, really), and some younger kid stuff that will be farmed off to a new Children's (younger than YA) editor sometime next year.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on December 02, 2006, 06:18:59 AM
I'd apply if I were unsatisfied with my job, but things are really very good where I am right now, and looking up as time goes on. Interesting to know, though, and I'll pass the word along to children's and YA people that I know.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 04, 2006, 05:40:59 AM
Here's the link. (http://jobsearch.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=51053465&AVSDM=2006%2D12%2D01+19%3A09%3A46&Logo=1&JobTitle=Senior+Editor%2C+Fi%2E%2E%2E&q=TOKYOPOP&cy=us&WT.mc_n=RSS2005_JSR&dcjvlid=348) Please do pass it on!
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Chimera on January 10, 2007, 04:29:56 PM
This came through on my Utah Children's Writers yahoo list. It's not only for children's writers, though--any young, ambitious, creative writer. It seems more of a position for someone still in school or just graduated, and is in Salt Lake.

SEEKING WRITERS’ ASSISTANT/APPRENTICE

YOU desperately want to be a professional creative writer – anything
other than poetry. You are dedicated to your craft and willing to
work ridiculously hard to reach your goal. You know that you have
chosen a difficult career path…but one that offers a most fulfilling
future.

WE are professional creative writers, based here in Salt Lake City UT
(our office is in the Avenues neighborhood) , working in the arenas of
television, film, fiction, and stage. Some of our recent credits
include

sole screenwriters on a 2006 Paramount feature film

a pilot script for the producers of American Idol

currently writing a television daytime drama

several New York Times young adult fiction bestsellers

You can see that we are more than legit, with impeccable credentials
and outstanding contacts at publishers, production companies, and
film/TV producers and studios. We are represented by Paradigm in all
mediums. We are currently seeking an assistant/apprentice who will
be devoted to us and our work, while also learning our business. Our
expertise, skills, and contacts can help launch your own career as a
writer in your chosen genre. Following a trial period with us of
several months, we’ll read, critique, and help you hone your work,
and ultimately even help get it to the right editors, publishers, and
agents.

THESE SKILLS will be crucial to you:

· Outstanding organizational, research, editing, and computer
skills

· A powerful work ethic, creativity, and writing skills

· The abilities to be rock-steady under pressure, and to juggle
assignments effectively

· Punctuality, dependability, cheerfulness, and a real love for
words

DO NOT apply for this salaried position if:
you don’t have at least two years of college (and still in school),
or a B.A.
you are unwilling to work more than the usual 9 to 5 if needed. We
work far more than that; we expect you will, too
you couldn’t comfortably work on a chick-lit novel by e.g. Jennifer
Weiner, or a film script that could ultimately be rated PG-13 or R.

TO APPLY, please send
· Outstanding cover letter explaining why this is a perfect job
for you, and resume

· If we are interested, we’ll ask to read a brief (under 500
words, no poetry!) creative writing sample.

· References that can be checked.

We’re looking at a salary in the $24,000 a year range. Again, you
must be willing to work more than the usual Monday to Friday, 9 to 5
regimen, since we work more than that. too. Email your cover letter
and resume (we will ask you for a writing sample if interested) to
[email protected]
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on January 27, 2007, 11:29:45 PM
Wizard's is currently hiring for several positions that I know some people here are qualified for, this is part of their new push into games on the web or via the web.

Rules- Developer – Digital Games (http://hasbro.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=2000&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=): This position is responsible for the development of new and existing game rules and mechanics for Digital games under development. In addition, this position’s secondary purposes include the rules and mechanics maintenance of existing digital games, design of mechanics for existing games, playtesting and R&D team coordination.


writing-  Creative Designer – Digital Games (http://hasbro.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=1999&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=): The Creative Designer in the Digital Games group is responsible for the development of concepts, names, and flavor text for Digital games under development.

In this position you would be responsible for sourcing and coordinating a team of internal and external writers to produce creative text for cards, packaging, inserts, and assorted other purposes. In addition, the Creative Designer contributes to world-building and Intellectual Property (IP) development for Digital games.

Web- Senior Developer - Web (http://hasbro.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=2001&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=): Web page creation, vision, templates and co-ordination of web technology across sites.

Utilizing a thorough knowledge of programming and server software operations, the Senior Web Developer supervises the Web development team in producing client-side visual and textual web page scripting using JavaScript and server-side scripting with VBScript for Active Server Pages in conjunction with XML/XSLT designed to enhance user appeal and utility as well as the site’s overall functionality.

Programming- Software Developer - Prototyping (http://hasbro.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=2002&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=):
The Software Developer is to design and implement early stage game software for the Win32 and Linux platforms.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on January 28, 2007, 03:00:07 AM
I didn't realize these had been posted. I was waiting to tell you guys until I'd heard it was public knowledge. As always, if you know me in person, talk to me if you're interested in any of these positions.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on February 17, 2007, 02:25:34 AM
It seems very likely that TOKYOPOP will be needing a new copy editor very soon. It would be very nice to have someone with some experience such as at TLE. Enthusiasm for manga and anime would be a plus, but it's probably more important this time around to get someone who knows their grammar and punctuation, with a good eye for visual detail.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tink on April 03, 2007, 05:18:38 PM
Google's looking for a copywriter, http://www.google.com/support/jobs/bin/answer.py?answer=63603:

UI Copywriter - Mountain View

This position is based in Mountain View, CA.

Do you believe that great interfaces are written? Do you understand the relationship between written language and interface design? Do you have experience writing for user interfaces and want to affect how millions of people use the Internet every day? If so, we want to talk to you! Google is looking for a UI Copywriter to join the User Experience group. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and maintaining interface text and instructional copy that is consistent, clear, compelling, and on-brand.

Responsibilities:

Develop naming conventions, instructional copy, and other interface textual elements.
Know Google's product offering and projects under development to provide context for products and services you will write about.
Work with design and development teams to translate requirements and business goals into messages, site navigation, labels, and content organization for the user interface.
Work with project teams to plan and execute deliverables. Write information deliverables (instructional copy, error messages, and interface text) relevant to each project.
Proactively seek out opportunities for improved customer education on the site.
Edit site messaging and help as necessary to reduce sources of confusion and customer complaints.
Work with QA to resolve bugs related to instructional copy, error messages, UI text, or site help.
Requirements:
Excellent communication skills, as you will be working with Interaction Designers, Visual Designers, User Experience Researchers, Engineers, Technical Writers, and Product Managers.
Able to work with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent projects.

Also, other technical type writing positions: http://www.google.com/support/jobs/bin/search.py?lr=lang_en&type=f&query=write
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tink on April 03, 2007, 05:29:13 PM
They also have a Senior Editor position, http://www.google.com/support/jobs/bin/answer.py?answer=56971&query=edit&topic=&type=edit:

Senior Online Editor - Mountain View

This position is based in Mountain View, CA.

The Editorial Team researches, creates, edits and manages a large portion of Google's customer-facing content. We're looking for flexible, creative, motivated writers who can work independently and, more importantly, as part of a growing team.

To succeed in this role you must fully understand and articulate the values of Google and Google products. You must also confidently manage a variety of interests as you interact with a wide range of project teams within Google.

The range and deadlines of your assignments will vary greatly; however, you should be able to produce informative, accurate and lively content in a timely fashion, often at a moment's notice. The role demands extreme discipline, hard work and diligence. In return, you'll receive enormous satisfaction as a key member of a dynamic team.

Because your success as a member of this team depends on your knowledge of the products we support, we strongly recommend that you review both our consumer products (Google Maps, Google News, Gmail, etc.) and our advertising products (AdWords and AdSense).

Responsibilities:

Write and/or edit copy, including website help content, user interface (UI) messaging and other instructional pieces.
Work collaboratively within a cross-functional team environment to analyze, create and maintain messaging in a timely and consistent manner.
Support a variety of teams across the company.
Ensure that our customers have positive interactions with Google.
Requirements:
B.A. (M.A. preferred), ideally in English, Journalism, Communications or related field.
5+ years of relevant experience (such as technical writing, product documentation, or online publishing) if degree is not in a writing-related field.
Portfolio of diverse writing projects.
Marketing and technical writing.
Excellent communication skills and sharp attention to detail.
Ability to compose all types of writing for various audiences while meeting aggressive deadlines.
Proven teamwork skills and flexibility.
Strong sense of customer service.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Fellfrosch on June 06, 2007, 05:40:57 AM
My company is hiring a multimedia designer--or something along those lines, there's really no title for it. We need someone with pretty good artistic and technical skills to help both our company and our owner's side company creating multimedia broadcasts with a powerpointish program called InfoChannel. No web or programming skills are required. This could be full or part time, depending on what you need, and if full time will probably pay around 35k. It's a very good entry-level job if you want to get into design or marketing, so tell everyone you know.

Contact me for more details.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 21, 2007, 09:50:19 PM
TOKYOPOP is hiring one or more new copy editors and junior editors, local to Los Angeles. Come hang out with me!

http://www.mediabistro.com/TOKYOPOP-Inc-jobs.html

I can pass on resumes.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on October 08, 2007, 11:38:14 PM
Don't torture me like that! I still have two more years to finish my MA.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 09, 2007, 04:31:38 PM
We have internships too, for those who have not yet graduated. They're highly recommended. (But unpaid.)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: 42 on October 22, 2007, 05:21:12 PM
I guess I should mention that my contract with my current job is ending. They're looking for someone to replace me. So if you want to work with teaching children how to read and be part of a research project at BYU, let me know. The job is full-time for 1 year, you recieve a living allowance and benefits, plus you recieve an education award at the end of your year contract.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on July 23, 2008, 06:23:31 PM
Hey, Ookla,
I don't know if you've found a new job yet or not. But I came across something in CA that looks like it might suit you.

Copy Editor - VIZ Media. Anime/Manga Co. in SF

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=80636&page=1

Publication or Company VIZ Media, LLC
Industry Book Publishing, Magazine Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Flexible Hours, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location San Francisco, CA USA
Job Requirements We are looking for a Copy Editor to join our Editorial team!

SUMMARY
The Copy Editor is responsible for editing copy that appears in VIZ Media magazines, graphic novels, trade books, catalog's, and promotional materials for errors of grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, accuracy, and completeness. The Copy Editor is also responsible for implementing the guidelines for the overall quality standards of the graphic novels. The Copy Editor implements style, edits copy for clarity, and ensures its accuracy.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
1. Copy edits lettered pages of graphic novels
2. Proofreads internal layouts of covers and miscellaneous text for graphic novels
3. Proofs bluelines and color proofs
4. Checks for consistency in design, including elements such as page sequence, logos, barcodes, pricing, et al.
5. Copy edits other assigned text for accuracy and clarity
6. Implements house style, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (& AP where applicable)
7. Works closely with Copy Chief to identify problems and solutions
8. Maintains Copy Desk library

In addition to these typical responsibilities, performs other activities as assigned.

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Keen proofreading eye
Excellent English language skills, including knowledge of grammar and style
Professional experience with standard style guides, such as Chicago Manual of Style or The Associated Press Stylebook
Ability to prioritize projects
Excellent communication skills
Resourceful, creative problem solver, critical thinker
Team player, able to facilitate ambiguity
High energy, results oriented and detail oriented
Ability to interact with culturally diverse clients, service providers and staff.
Ability to work legally in the United States.
Ability to live in/commute to the SF Bay Area.

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
2-3 years of copy editing experience, preferably in a publishing environment
Equivalent of Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Communications, or related fields from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise others.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This positions works predominantly in an office environment. Approximately 80% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers, faxes, mailing machinery.

As part of a multi-media entertainment company, employees may be subjected to work-related images including content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Employees should be willing to work with this type of content. VIZ Media does not condone the viewing of this content where not work-related.

OTHER INFORMATION
Employees must adhere to all applicable VIZ Media policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights, on an as-needed basis, is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

TO APPLY
Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Please specify Copy Editor when applying.

By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to [email protected]
NO PHONE CALLS!!!
 
About Our Company COMPANY/PRODUCTS
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japans largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation.
The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

VIZ MEDIA OFFERS
A competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including:
Health (including chiropractic/acupuncture), Dental, and Vision insurances
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance
401(k) plan
Paid personal time off (PTO) 17 days per year to start!
Paid holidays average 13 days/year
Partially paid commuting costs
Partially paid gym membership
Flex-time
Full-time casual dress policy
 
 
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 23, 2008, 07:08:18 PM
That's what I did already for three years at TOKYOPOP before being promoted, so it would be a step back. But if they would pay me enough, I would do it.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on July 23, 2008, 07:18:00 PM
Yeah, I understand where you're coming from. I have a potential job offer that would pay less than I make now *and* it's in a more expensive city--Boston.

Check your PMs. :)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Pink Bunkadoo on July 24, 2008, 02:51:12 AM

graphic novels, trade books, catalog's

Snicker.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 24, 2008, 05:20:41 AM
Yeah, I saw that...
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Miyabi on July 24, 2008, 05:37:57 AM
Yeah, I saw that...
So how's the job hunting going?  Finding anythign decent?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 24, 2008, 07:26:33 AM
No. Though Karen's uncle, who's a judge in Arizona, seems to think editing skills would make me a good probation officer for some reason. (???)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Miyabi on July 24, 2008, 04:19:21 PM
No. Though Karen's uncle, who's a judge in Arizona, seems to think editing skills would make me a probation officer for some reason. (???)
HAHA! That's really funny. I don't understand his logic at all.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: GreenMonsta on July 30, 2008, 09:46:15 PM
it funny, not until reading this thread did i understand the type of comunity i was involved in. most people who post appear to be well educated with degrees and here i am some mechanic in the south of boston fixing peoples cars.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on July 31, 2008, 12:01:55 AM
Hey don't knock what you do.  I may be a Software Engineer but I have no idea how to do anything outside of basic maintenance with my car.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Miyabi on July 31, 2008, 04:42:46 AM
it funny, not until reading this thread did i understand the type of comunity i was involved in. most people who post appear to be well educated with degrees and here i am some mechanic in the south of boston fixing peoples cars.
I LOVE going to Boston shopping. haha.

Too bad I'm getting ready to go back to Idaho.

>.<

I'll miss the shopping.

Oh and Spriggan sweet!  I want to do computational linguistics so like I'll be doing a lot with software. lol
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: darxbane on August 04, 2008, 07:23:56 PM
I agree with Spriggan, especially when it comes to newer model automobiles.  It takes a lot more training and skill to work on cars today than it did 30 years ago, and I couldn't fix one of those, either.  :) 
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Jade Knight on October 23, 2008, 10:40:51 PM
In case people don't know, Blizzard is currently hiring a copyeditor at their Irvine location.  They want 3 years editing experience, though.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on October 29, 2008, 03:39:38 PM
OK, here's a job that might interest some of you at Del Rey (Random House) in their Manga division.

Editorial Assistant - Del Rey Manga
Entry-Level, Full Time, -, Administrative / Clerical, Editorial Department
Random House U.S.A, New York, New YorkID: 206177

Introducing ourselves
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.
 
Job duties

Del Rey seeks an Editorial Assistant for its manga and licensed properties (movie, video game, and TV tie-in) publishing program. The assistant will report to the programs Associate Publisher.

Reponsibilities include:

Overseeing the process of preparing Japanese manga releases for U.S. publication, from trafficking materials and preparing manuscripts for production to handling licensor approvals and permissions
Clerical tasks, including filing, preparing mailings, record-keeping, and processing invoices
Managing schedules of freelance translation staff
Reading and evaluating submissions
Helping to create editorial materials, including cover copy, catalogue copy, and title information sheets
Maintaining department library
Special projects as required

Job requirements

Candidate must be exceptionally well-organized, with an eye for detail and a strong ability to handle many projects at once
Candidate must be at ease working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
An interest in manga, comics, video games, and genre fiction is strongly preferred
Japanese language skills, and a knowledge of Japanese culture, are preferred but not required
Experience in the publishing industry in US or Japan is preferred; internship and entertainment/video game industry experience will also be considered
Candidate should be comfortable on both Mac and PC
College degree or equivalent work experience

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Submit application to
Please apply using our online application process.

For more information, please visit our Web Site:
http://careers.randomhouse.com
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 29, 2008, 06:39:02 PM
If only that weren't an entry-level position with an entry-level salary.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on October 29, 2008, 10:08:04 PM
Yeah, that thought crossed my mind when I posted it 'cuz I know you're still looking and Manga is your specialty. Sorry. :(

Then again, maybe they would find you too good to pass up and create a higher-paid position for ya? A longshot, I know. But I've heard of it happening.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 29, 2008, 10:53:06 PM
I'll think about it...
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Loud_G on October 31, 2008, 08:51:50 PM
*sigh* Searching for a job here....

If anyone knows of a good Cartographer/GIS position in the government...let me know :)

Back to searching.... (Searching stinks)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on November 01, 2008, 07:49:29 PM
Yeah, that thought crossed my mind when I posted it 'cuz I know you're still looking and Manga is your specialty. Sorry. :(

Then again, maybe they would find you too good to pass up and create a higher-paid position for ya? A longshot, I know. But I've heard of it happening.

Highly unlikely in NYC, where people in publishing are a dime a dozen. This is why publishing can get away with paying people so much less in such an expensive city.

Also, Shrain, what do you mean by:

I have a potential job offer that would pay less than I make now *and* it's in a more expensive city--Boston.

Um, you live in Boston (the Boston area, I mean). I'm confused. And if you mean that Boston is more expensive than NYC: actually, NYC ranks as more expensive, so that doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

I'll be in NYC next week interviewing at as many publishers as possible, myself, while I look for a new job. The freelancing is good, but it's tapering off, and it's time to start the long process of a real job hunt.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Emillith on November 01, 2008, 11:46:35 PM
*sigh* Searching for a job here....

If anyone knows of a good Cartographer/GIS position in the government...let me know :)

Back to searching.... (Searching stinks)

I saw an opening for one recently for the state of GA...
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 01, 2008, 11:46:51 PM
Stacer, how many jobs have you applied for? Do you...have some magical way to get an interview at companies that haven't asked you for an interview? >_>
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: AvalonDreamer on November 13, 2008, 05:53:18 AM
Yes, do tell, please.

I'm looking for ANY job dealing with Technical Support or Programming... Computer Scientists are like what lawyers used to be. Honestly, I know a guy working at Chuck E. Cheese who has a Bachelors in Computer Science, an associates in Software Development, and certifications across the board.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Jade Knight on November 13, 2008, 01:58:21 PM
Do you care where?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: AvalonDreamer on November 13, 2008, 06:13:36 PM
Northern California, or Iowa/Illinois are my optimal locations, unless they (doubtfully) do relocation.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Jade Knight on November 14, 2008, 05:18:28 AM
I know there are a lot of tech jobs in California, though I haven't paid too much attention as to whereabouts in particular.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 18, 2008, 03:42:54 AM
I just applied for a job at a New York company where I know someone. I hope that at least gets me an interview.

Sigh.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on November 18, 2008, 07:19:28 PM
Stacer, how many jobs have you applied for? Do you...have some magical way to get an interview at companies that haven't asked you for an interview? >_>

I haven't applied for many jobs because my freelancing + severance has kept me afloat so far (though this month it's been tougher). I went to NYC last week and just networked, networked, networked. Over the last few years while I was at Mirrorstone I've made a lot of NYC editor friends and I've been able to contact them and ask them about openings, and they've been really helpful to get me on freelance lists, too.

But making a trip to NYC really made the difference. I applied for a bunch of jobs at various houses and never got a response, but when I planned the trip I got three interviews at houses that weren't even currently hiring. Now, that doesn't mean I'll get a job, but it does mean that when openings come up they'll know who I am and have personal contact with me.

As it is, I think I'll have enough freelancing to get me through the next month or so, and if not I will go to the local temp agencies and apply at B&N for holiday help. I have a friend here who thinks she can get me in for a temp day job, too. Just to get me by until the right opening comes up.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on November 18, 2008, 07:22:16 PM
Also, we're approaching the holiday slowdown, so I'm not sure that a lot of positions will be opening up for the next month and a half or so. But come Jan., the houses that aren't cutting back (Scholastic, HarperCollins) will hopefully start replacing people who have left.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 18, 2008, 08:45:45 PM
So basically, you were able to get interviews at those houses (that didn't have openings) because you knew someone there already?

When I lived in New York right after graduating, I had a grand total of five interviews in the year I was there, four of which were from knowing someone or knowing someone who knew someone. The other was from sending a resume through the supposed standard job application process. Anywhere else wouldn't talk to me. In my first month there I got suited up and went down to Random House to drop off a resume at the HR department; security didn't let me past the ground floor lobby and I ended up taking it to the post office.

A year of a very few rejections and a plethora of absolutely-no-responses made me very cynical about the whole job application process. The idea of getting an interview somewhere that doesn't even have a job available is mind-boggling.

I have a partial handle on networking at a convention like Worldcon, but outside of a convention? No clue. How can I go network if they don't even let me in the door?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: darxbane on November 18, 2008, 09:54:04 PM
What about Conventions?  Not just fan conventions, but professional ones.  Isn't there some union or group you could join that would allow you access to your peers, and more importantly, their bosses?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on November 18, 2008, 10:18:27 PM
For HarperCollins, yes, I knew an editor at one of their imprints because we were guest editors together last summer at BYU Writing for Young Readers. I asked her who in HR I should address my email to and then mentioned her name. At Tor, well, I'm not sure if it's because I mentioned my former boss's name (who is friends with the person I emailed, but I'd also met her at shows before too) or because I worked for one of their rivals and she knows the kind of quality stuff we put out. Then she sent me down to the MacMillan HR dept, where she'd already sent my resume to. I know editors at almost every major house because I've been going to editorial retreats, making sure to have lunches with editor bloggers when I went to conventions, and in general just trying to network with other editors as much as possible.

Now, this is harder outside of the children's book world--people in the adult industry, honestly, aren't as nice, I've found--but yes, you talk to every editor you meet at cons, you go to lunch and compare notes, you ask to pick their brains on work issues ("did you ever run into an author who....?" kind of stuff, no specifics of course), you ask them how they got started. A blog helps, too--I've met many editors in the virtual world who are now real-life friends.

And yes, from my experience, the only way you get an interview, even with my experience, is by knowing someone in the house. I applied for four or five other jobs and asked for several more interviews before I went to NYC (mentioning "I'll be in town next week," etc.) and never heard back from those houses, including one I was sure I'd hear from because I know one of their high-profile authors well.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Spriggan on November 18, 2008, 10:59:40 PM
It's alwayse who you know and not what you know.

I can only think of two jobs I've ever had that I got without knowing someone at the place I interviewed at.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 18, 2008, 11:41:03 PM
Well. I just got off the phone with an HR person, and I have a phone interview Friday morning. Next goal is not screwing it up.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on November 18, 2008, 11:59:56 PM
Congrats! It's a start!
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tink on December 01, 2008, 10:03:50 PM
[I wrote this post and realized it's way too late, but maybe it will help someone in the future.]

With phone interviews, make sure when you talk to them on the phone that there is mirror near by so you can see what your facial expression is. If you're smiling, it will come across in your voice. A lot of what people look for isn't just what you know, but whether you'd be a pleasant person to work with.

And of course think about how you'd answer the standard questions:

Why do you want to work here?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Tell me a little about yourself. (I hate that one. I never know what to say.)
What makes you stand out from other candidates? (Or why should we choose you and not someone else?)

Also, if you have a description about what the job entails, make sure you bring out what they're looking for in that position, and have examples of how you have what they're looking for. For example, if they want someone experienced in InDesign, make sure to talk about when you've worked with InDesign in the past, and be specific. Make sure to have an example of each point in your mind so you're more likely to draw on those experiences throughout the interview.

Also, LDS employment (http://www.providentliving.org/channel/0,11677,1703-1,00.html) has really good tips including "Me in 30 Seconds" statements (http://providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,5946-1-3039-1,00.html). These can really sound impressive in an interview. I hope that helps someone!
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 01, 2008, 10:42:26 PM
Heh, I started saying something specific about InDesign, and the interviewer (HR person) said, "I don't know anything about it. I'll just assume you know what you're talking about" or something like that.

I'm waiting to hear about a step 2 interview, but if I don't hear toward the beginning of this week... Sigh.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: darxbane on December 01, 2008, 11:44:04 PM
That's comforting.  I guess his or her job was just to make sure you didn't breathe heavy on the phone or sound like a complete moron.  You have been pre-screened.  I would give it till the end of the week.  They have to go through the applicants that remain and decide who gets a new interview, and that could take some extra time because of the holiday break. 
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Tink on December 03, 2008, 05:19:18 PM
If it helps, I had a phone interview Nov. 17 and they're not scheduling their next interviews until the week of Dec. 8, and aren't hiring the person till mid-January, so sometimes it takes awhile. I'm disappointed though that I didn't hear back from another phone interview I had last week. The interviewer said he would contact me on Monday (two days ago) to let me know whether I got another interview (i.e. he'd call either way) and I haven't heard back. I don't have a number for him (and he was contracted in to do the pre-interviews, so he probably doesn't work at their office), so I don't know how to contact him other than email. I emailed him yesterday morning and still no response. I guess that's a bad sign, but it bugs me when someone says they'll contact you and then doesn't. Urg.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on December 05, 2008, 04:33:37 AM
Good luck to both of ya. The job market is so bad that I'm just giving up until mid-Jan. A lot of companies are under hiring freezes right now, including Penguin. So... yeah. I'm just focusing on my writing right now and, well, trying to prepare myself for family stuff (i.e. helping them pack and clean and try to find a house) when I visit for the holidays.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: stacer on December 05, 2008, 04:40:41 AM
It's not just hiring freezes. Yesterday has been dubbed "Black Wednesday" by several people in publishing, and some major names left several major houses. A good three or four places had not only hiring freezes, but layoffs. I combined all the news reports I've been seeing in one place on my blog (http://slwhitman.livejournal.com/116610.html).
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Loud_G on December 05, 2008, 05:34:30 AM
hmm.... I might be getting a real job offer next week.... *crosses fingers*

My current boss is trying to push things through the bureaucratic nightmare of red tape that is the federal hiring authority....
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Madjius on March 27, 2009, 03:57:24 AM
I tore my soul to pieces in the Truck-Factroy, straight from school. Now I'm getting fired and need to find another job.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 05, 2009, 05:57:21 AM
Well, I am no longer looking for a job. As of May 1st (or earlier if I can get out there before then) I'll be Brandon's assistant and extra brain. This is going to be interesting.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Miyabi on April 05, 2009, 06:07:47 AM
That's awesome Ook. :]  Congratz.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 06, 2009, 05:44:04 AM
You know, this forum lets you change your displayed name, which you can do instead of deleting your account and creating a new one.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Bookstore Guy on April 06, 2009, 03:53:32 PM
Well, I am no longer looking for a job. As of May 1st (or earlier if I can get out there before then) I'll be Brandon's assistant and extra brain. This is going to be interesting.

This makes sense with everything coming up that Brandon needs to do. I can see it now:

Brandon: Yeeeeeaaaaahh, Peter I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday, yeeeaaaahhhh.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Renoard on April 06, 2009, 05:47:32 PM
With Ookla's influence will Brandon's characters start looking out of the page with exaggeratedly large mouths when they yell?  At (@) symbols for eyes when they are daunted?
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 06, 2009, 06:25:52 PM
There will be up to 50% more character art on every page.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Bookstore Guy on April 06, 2009, 07:53:49 PM
books could use more interior art. do it do it.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: SarahG on April 08, 2009, 05:27:49 PM
Congratulations, Ookla!

What this actually will mean is maddeningly cryptic hints throughout the actual books, not just on the forum ahead of time.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shrain on April 09, 2009, 02:49:56 AM
Ookla, way to go! You've sold yourself into slaver--I mean, you've found yourself a job! I hope EUOL treats you well. Or as well as any evil overlord can treat anyone without tarnishing his rep. ;)
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Bookstore Guy on April 09, 2009, 04:07:28 PM
You like hard crusts of bread and tepid water right Ookla? Why do I ask? Uh, no reason...
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Jade Knight on April 10, 2009, 12:35:09 AM
Congrats, Ook!  Sounds like a great opportunity.  And it's always good to have a job.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Shaggy on April 18, 2009, 11:52:34 PM
Wow. I'm jealous, Ookla.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: The Jade Knight on April 28, 2009, 07:22:25 PM
Blizzard is hiring a writer to work on Starcraft II:

http://www.blizzard.com/us/jobopp/writer.html

They're almost always hiring artists, too.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 29, 2009, 02:46:08 AM
Mistress of Darkness' husband works for Blizzard, so if anyone applies for that job that's a possible in.

I filled out my W-4 today. Hooray.
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on May 29, 2009, 11:13:44 PM
So, I realize this is a long shot, but if anyone has an opening for a seventeen year old in the Orem/Provo area, I'd be very obliged if you'd be willing to offer me a job.  I'm pretty versatile, plus, because I don't have a degree you can pay me pretty much whatever you want!
Title: Re: Jobs and stuff
Post by: firstRainbowRose on May 30, 2009, 04:52:56 AM
I think the company I work for is hiring right now.  You would be doing phone survays, which might not sound too great but really isn't too bad.  The pay is above minimum which is always a great thing.  Just google BRG Research Services and you'll get all of the info.  Best of luck!  (Also, tell Candice I said hi, and that she needs to get online more)