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WEBTOON is the #1 digital comics app, averaging more than 82 million monthly active users, with north of 10 million daily readers – more people read web comics on our platform in one day than watch most television shows.

We're currently growing our team at our Los Angeles headquarters at Wilshire Courtyard on Miracle Mile, across from LACMA and SAG/AFTRA in the heart of the LA entertainment industry.


 

 
 
 
 
 

Rights Manager, Content & Creators

Department: Rights
Location: Los Angeles, CA

WEBTOON is a world leader in digital entertainment with over 82 million unique monthly readers. We are a rapidly growing digital entertainment company and Story Tech platform with users and creators from all over the world. Every day we come ready to learn, contribute, and get excited about the opportunity to work alongside people of different backgrounds and work styles. 

This position supports the Content Department from within the Rights Department by negotiating with creators and other content providers to bring content and ancillary rights into the company and by performing related business functions on behalf of Content and the broader company.
 
The Rights Manager, Content & Creators plays a critical, front-line role between the Producers and Editors, who work with WEBTOON’s content partners on a creative level, and the Legal Department, who advises and drafts and finalizes the agreements.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Acquisition: Negotiate with creators, studios, and other content owners to acquire rights for the company in connection with greenlighted content initiatives, working closely with the Head of Rights, the VP, Head of Content, and the Legal Department. Explain WEBTOON’s business terms to creative partners with widely varying levels of experience and knowledge to enable strong, long-term working relationships.
  • Management: Supervise the acquisition process, working with Content and Legal, from greenlight through signed contracts and beyond. Assume responsibility for the business aspects of the Content Department’s relationships with creators, studios, and other content owners, in collaboration with the Head of Rights, Senior Rights Associate, Rights Associate, and members of the Content Department.
  • Prospecting: Develop relationships and scout opportunities for consideration by the Content Department, providing information and materials necessary to properly evaluate through the greenlight process.
  • Analysis & Advice: In partnership with Content, Legal, Business Development, LCM/Operations, and Finance, analyze creator compensation models, perform competitive research, and make recommendations for deal terms for creative talent that reinforce and advance WEBTOON’S business strategies and objectives.
  • General: Support Head of Rights and VP-Head of Content in the advancement of the company’s strategic content initiatives and ongoing operations and perform other duties as may be assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 5+ years in publishing business affairs, editorial administration, or similar roles, preferably within comics, digital content/publishing, media, and/or entertainment.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • A deep understanding of rights agreements, deal structures and terms for comics, publishing, licensing, entertainment, and other creator and content-based businesses.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop effective working relationships and negotiate strategically, creatively, and successfully with a wide range of potential partners at all levels of scale and sophistication, from early-stage independent comics creators to experienced creative studios and their agents, lawyers, and other professional representatives.
  • Proven track record of strong personal initiative, task ownership, the ability to operate independently and multi-task effectively, managing high volume workflow in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment to meet tight deadlines while maintaining close attention to detail.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills and experience presenting to senior executives and to independent creators.
  • Strong facility with Excel Word, PowerPoint, and similar tools. Facility with Airtable a plus.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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