To apply, interested applicants should email [email protected].

Part-time Production Assistant

Location: Portland, OR


  • Will be asked to prepare print files to supplied specifications.
  • Assist with office tasks requested by the Production Manager and the Editorial staff. 


  • Work in the DENPA offices four hours per day five days a week.
  • Have familiarity with “manga”-style lettering and typesetting and be able to follow style guidelines specific to each book and/or series.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including:
    • InDesign: knowledge of Book files, paragraph styles, object styles, character styles, frames, links, master pages, spreads, scripts, and the like. 
    • Photoshop: be able to retouch artwork seamlessly
    • Illustrator
    • Acrobat


  • Basic understanding of Japanese, including the ability to read hiragana and katakana.
  • Basic understanding of command-line programs.
  • Assist with design ideas, including logos, merchandising/promotional materials and publicity.
  • Availability for events (with board, travel and per diem provided by the publisher).