Enter the fabulous world of comics and work for the premiere retailer!  We are looking for a Junior Systems Administrator that has experience with installation, configuration, documentation, and maintenance of a Windows server environment, virtualization software, and server hardware administration. We’re also looking for someone with a natural born love of comics.

This role offers exposure to a wide range of technologies including Windows, Citrix, and VMware administration. The candidate will work closely with the Director of Technology, the CFO, and the COO in many new initiatives by researching, planning, documenting, testing, and rolling out new systems and applications.  This position requires excellent communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer the Windows Server 2003/2008 environment; support and administer Active Directory, group policies, DNS, and DHCP under the supervision of the Director of Technology.
  • Administer & maintain the Citrix environment, including Presentation Server, Web Interface, and published applications. Proactively install Citrix software patches as necessary.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of VMware environment.
  • Administer the current Exchange 2003 server, including mailbox & database maintenance as well as research and upgrade to the latest Exchange when appropriate.
  • Perform light database administration tasks as requested.
  • The ability to effectively research and manage projects assigned to them in a professional, organized, and efficient manner.
  • Make recommendations on enhancements to optimize system availability and performance.
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot network printers and drivers.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues on LAN segments, VPN’s, and WAN connections.
  • Assist with the creation and placement of users and new user accounts into their appropriate User & Security Groups.
  • Provide and maintain clear and easy to understand documentation and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree or higher in IT or related field, or MCSE/MCITP certification.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Windows administration experience, including Server, AD, group policy, DNS, & DHCP administration.
  • Must have some experience with VMware, including creating & maintaining virtual machines.
  • Discipline and strong analytical problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Full knowledge & proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of any of the following: Citrix, SQL, Mac OSX, and/or Watchguard Firewall.
  • Working knowledge of any of the following: Power Shell, VB, .Net, or SQL.
  • Working knowledge of switches, routers, and wireless AP.
  • Familiarity with mobile devices. (i.e. iPhones, iPads, Droids, Windows).

If you’re the IT person that Reed Richards would want, please send your resume along with salary requirements to jobs-it@midtowncomics.com with the subject line: Junior System Administrator.
This position is located at our warehouse in LIC, Queens and is easily accessible via MTA, including the 7 and E lines.

 

Salary will be based upon experience.

Midtown Comics  celebrates  Free Comic Book Day, on Saturday, May 4th, by offering free new comics including every title from every publisher participating in this event.  Some of the hottest titles from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse and Image Comics will be available with no purchase required, in-store and online while supplies last.  Over two million comic books for readers of all ages will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the excitement of comic books! Check out all the details for what we think is the best day of the year! Please note: some titles will be in very limited quantities and are not expected to last all day, and we recommend that you arrive or order online early. Titles will be posted online at approximately 11:00AM EST on Saturday, May 04th.

What’s special only at Midtown:  This year we are thrilled to present our very own versions of the Free Comic Book Day book INFINITY from Marvel Comics, SUPERMAN: THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON from DC Comics and the HARBINGER WARS SPECIAL from Valiant Entertainment! All three feature the Midtown Comics logo and are ONLY available through Midtown Comics! INFINITY features an all-new story by the creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will kick off Marvel’s biggest event story of the summer! Plus, relive Thanos’ first solo story which has never been reprinted till now! SUPERMAN: THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON contains a preview of Scott Snyder and Jim Lees  upcoming series Superman Unchained. In addition, this title reprints the first chapter of the comic book series by director Richard Donner and Geoff Johns and drawn by Andy Kubert, which features General Zod and the villains of the Phantom Zone. The HARBINGER WARS SPECIAL spotlights the blistering conflict between Bloodshot and Harbinger that will crack the Valiant Universe in half and reveal the true cost of power. Plus – find out how X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman fit in! Harbinger Wars Special is written by Joshua D. M. Dysart, art by Clayton Henry, cover by Clayton Crain.
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Free Comic Book Day signings at Midtown Comics Downtown
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Fan favorites, Jim Lee and Scott Snyder will be at Midtown Comics Downtown for Free Comic Book Day signing Superman: The Last Son of Krypton from 7:00pm-9:00pm. This will be a very popular event, and we recommend early arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

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The creators of the hit Archaia graphic novel, Cow Boy Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos, will be signing the Free Comic Book Day Archaia sampler featuring an all new Cow Boy story at Midtown Comics Downtown on Free Comic Book Day 1:00pm-2:00pm!

Archie writer Alex Simmons and artist Jamal Peppers (Sonic/Mega Man) will be signing this year’s Archie FCBD books, the World of Archie Digest and Sonic/Mega Man flipbook from 3:00-4:00PM!

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10 Apr, 2013

Comic Geek Speak Super Show 2013

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, back from a recent convention. The Comic Geek Speak podcast has been running for over 7 years and nearly 1300 episodes. I’ve been a listener and friend since episode 195. They have grown enough to host their own mini convention, and I’ve had the pleasure to attend every single CGS Super Show. Here’s my account of this year’s show, and why this little show is my preferred show.

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with the final part of our coverage of the return of Valiant comics: an in-person chat with Executive Editor Warren Simons and Assistant Editor Joshua Johns! Read on as we get the scoop on Valiant’s successful launch straight from the source!

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25 Mar, 2013

VALIANT RISING: REVIEWS PART 2!

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Bloggerinos! Raph here, with another round of reviews for the relaunch of the Valiant Universe. This time, we’re going to look at Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot and Shadowman! Valiant has been doing an amazing job relaunching these core titles, and I want to highlight these wonderful books. Check out my thoughts after the break.

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22 Mar, 2013

VALIANT RISING: REVIEWS!

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with a major blog event for you! Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be covering one of the biggest returns to comics. No it’s not Darkhawk (I wish there were enough material to devote to that), but it’s a major comics entity: Valiant Comics!

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