The most nerve-wracking job in comics

201303250347 The most nerve wracking job in comics

Looking to work in comics? There are quite a few openings at DC Entertainment—most of them in the Burbank office—but this one in NYC for Editorial Scheduling Coordinator might be the most nerve-wracking, as the job description is a detailed rundown of tracking and scheduling and resolving discrepancies. There’s also this:

Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers and other levels of personnel.


Tact—a wonderful skill to have indeed.

Comments

  1. joe c says:

    “PC Word”. I wonder what decade that was part written in?

  2. Must be able to tell Gail Simone that she is fired via email.

  3. Must be able to fool ‘creators’ into staying on books that’ll eventually be overwritten by editorial.

  4. Rob J. says:

    So many openings and none of them are for what DC *really* needs: a new publisher to do the one job that two incompetents — one of them a megalomaniac, the other a video game addict with severe ADHD — are failing to do right now and an editor-in-chief, one who wouldn’t embody the Peter Principle the instant s/he was hired.

    Until those positions are filled with people who are actually capable of doing the jobs, the rest of the openings are just deck chairs on the Titanic.

  5. R. Maheras says:

    I’d apply, but I can’t afford the pay cut and the job insecurity.

  6. R. Maheras says:

    Editorial Scheduling Coordinator difficult? Maybe to some kid right out of college. with my experience, I could do the job in my sleep.

    But DC doesn’t seem to want older and experienced people like me. It’s a moot poinr anyway. I can’t afford the pay cut and the job insecurity.

  7. Bon Alimagno says:

    For anyone who thinks this is an easy job, I have medical bills racked up doing this for Marvel to show you.

  8. Awesome! My tenure at Universal is almost over- so I’ll just jump on some of these postions then. Thanks Beat!!

    ~

    Coat

  9. R. Maheras says:

    “Hard” is a relative term. And stressful jobs aren’t always all that hard.

    I went through a period where a job was so stressful I had a medical issue, but that was once, when I was in my 30s. And I vowed to never let it happen again. Some people learn to deal with stressful jobs without being consumed by them. I’d like to think that I did.

    Part of the secret is losing one’s fear of being fired.

    Another secret is to jettison the need for outside approval from ANYONE. If one can get to the point where one makes decisions based on what one thinks is right and is in the best interests of the organization, stress can melt away.

    A third secret is to keep things in perspective: There are people whose daily job involves life and death decisions. That’s not the case with an editorial scheduling director, or most other desk jobs.

    A fourth secret is one that’s a spinoff of the last: Avoid feel sorry for yourself. It serves no useful purpose, and no one really cares that you think your job is tough. Most people think their jobs are tough — even when they aren’t.

    A fifth secret is avoid taking the job home when you walk out the door (however late it may be).

    There are more, but I think this is a good start.

  10. R. Maheras says:

    Oh, yeah. Reports that exercise tempers the effects of stress are true. And if one happens to be a classic geek who hates sports and gyms, then walk. I guarantee if one walks two three or four miles on a regular basis, it will temper the effects of stress and lead to a better night’s sleep.

  11. Skyhawk says:

    The floggings will continue until morale improves.

  12. Rich Harvey says:

    That first photo … damn … Must be difficult to work all day, knowing Batman is watching you, waiting to pummel you for goofing off.

  13. I’d apply, but I’m sure I sleep easier being homeless and unemployed.,

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