Publishing Director

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Company Description

Wonderstorm is a double threat media studio that creates timeless animated TV series and engaging video games that anchor our entertainment franchises.

Our first franchise, the Emmy Award-winning The Dragon Prince, began as an original animated series on Netflix in 2018. All three seasons have been a Top 10 digital original and are rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was recently picked up for four additional seasons. A world-class video game for The Dragon Prince is under development by the same creative team.

We're looking for someone who has the passion and experience to build, manage, and deliver The Dragon Prince game as the head of a AAA internal publishing team. As the Publishing Director you will set the overall go-to-market strategy, own the relationship with our publishing partner, and help build Wonderstorm's publishing, marketing, and community teams. This position will be accountable and responsible for all publishing operations and will require knowledge on all fronts of the publishing business.

What you will do...
  • Lead the strategic planning and execution of all publishing operations at the company
  • Develop and implement domestic and regional go-to-market strategies, leveraging all available tactics
  • Build and lead a lean, world-class Wonderstorm Publishing team to perform publishing operations, marketing, UA, branding, BI/analytics, monetization, and community management
  • Guide the development of global beats for the IP across products: game, animated series, tabletop RPG, novels, etc.
  • Deeply collaborate with and act as a liaison between external publishing partners and internal development teams
  • Target high ROI initiatives for games marketing, including influencer and community engagement
  • Actively contribute to a positive work environment and culture
Qualifications
  • Experience leading the launch and operation of PC/console games, especially live service games
  • Extensive experience hiring, organizing, and leading teams
  • Passion and knowledge of games-as-a-service and free-to-play models for PC/console games
  • Demonstrated track record of using business intelligence and market research to inform publishing methods
  • Solid leadership and communication skills, with proven project management abilities
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation, and to set and achieve targets
  • Bonus: Experience publishing a title in multiple international markets

Wonderstorm Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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Location

El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of Wonderstorm

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Hard working, passionate, and human.
We are seen making magic at our desks throughout the day. Challenges are a part of the work, and we don't back down from them. But we also know that family is important, and family time shouldn't be sacrificed. We make games because we love it, and we make sure our team wants to be here.

Cassandra

Environment Artist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Being a part of a studio that has set a strong foundation for success with an original IP, including clear visions of future success, its a huge plus to be a member of the team. Stability like that allows you to do more, be more and command excellence for the studio as your goals are clear to maintain being successful for years to come.

Edward

Lead Animator

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Teams at Wonderstorm of all disciplines are encouraged to be a part of the creative process. Show writers work on fleshing out the world of our video game. Engineers contribute to brainstorms about upcoming episodes and seasons. This wide range of viewpoints and experiences results in both empowering people, and a better, more cohesive end product

Justin

Executive Producer

What are Wonderstorm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Our vision benefits plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our health insurance policy covers 99% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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