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Content Licensing and Acquisition Manager, US and Global | Tapas Media

Tapas is the “YouTube for storytellers” — an open-publishing platform and home to a community of more than 53,000 creators. We’ve published over 80,000 stories to date. We specialize in publishing original stories in the form of serialized webcomics and novels. Tapas has 2.7 million monthly unique readers, who collectively spend more than 90 million minutes per month on Tapas. Stories on Tapas have been read over 6 billion times to date. About 70% of our audience is female millennials primarily located in the US, and the Tapas app is one of the top-grossing comics apps on iOS and Android.

Beyond being a premier open publishing platform, we also co-produce original IP with our top creators through Studio Tapas. We then broker and shop these properties alongside our creators to adapt them into the next hit TV series, movies, games, physical books, and more.

Our goal is to help support independent creators by providing easy to use publishing tools, sustainable forms of revenue, and connecting them with readers from all over the world. Not only are we a premier open publishing platform but we also produce our own line of Tapas Original stories.

We’re seeking to hire a Content Licensing Account Manager for our Culver City, CA office, who will focus on building and managing partnerships with publishers and content providers and licensing comics, graphic novels, and light novels to be digitally distributed on Tapas. The new hire will also lead pitching Tapas Original stories, which are in digital comics format, for print publication, so the same stories can be offered in physical book format as well.

What you’ll do:

  • Maintain keen understanding of what kind of content (comics, graphic novels, and light novels) is currently working well on the Tapas platform and survey the market to bring similar content from publishers and content partners
  • Create a list of potential strategic partners, based on relevance to Tapas stories, and develop and maintain relationship with those partners
  • Work with the marketing team to plan ambitious marketing strategies around the content titles acquired from partners
  • Oversee the licensing and acquisitions process, spanning deal negotiations, contracts, launch, and reports
  • Broker publishing deals for Tapas Original Stories with print publishers
  • Stay informed and aware of competitive platforms, titles, and overall entertainment trends
  • Set up high level content acquisition strategies and executing on that vision


What we’re looking for:

  • 4+ years professional background working in publishing
  • Prior content acquisition/licensing experience in storytelling, publishing, content creation, media/entertainment industry as a licensing/acquisition manager or in a similar capacity
  • Leadership/management/team-leading experience is a big plus
  • Passion and empathy for indie creators and digital publishing
  • A deep understanding and enthusiasm for storytelling, new media, and digital entertainment
  • A self starter with a growth mindset and startup mentality
  • Organized and highly communicative with excellent project management skills



  • Flexible work schedule
    Free lunch (4 days per week) and snacks
    Full benefits package with Medical/Dental/Vision insurance and Commuter support
    Stock options
    Compensation is to be negotiated – we pay competitively


This position is on-site at our LA office (Culver City area). This is a full-time hiring and we’re NOT looking to support remote work or relocation. *Local, commutable candidates only. *

Interested in joining our team? We’d love to hear from you. Aside from normal application process, please share a quick paragraph on what aspects of your experience make you a perfect candidate for this job. Please send email to!