In the Wake of Joe Illidge's Exit, Robert Meyers Promoted to Senior Editorial Director at Valiant

In the Wake of Joe Illidge’s Exit, Robert Meyers Promoted to Senior Editorial Director at Valiant

Posted by December 12, 2018 Comment

At the beginning of the year, Valiant Entertainment had an Editor-In-Chief in Warren Simons. Bleeding Cool got the scoop he was leaving after the DMG buyout and sure enough that happened back in April.

But Valiant didn’t replace one outgoing EIC with another, instead Joe Illidge was hired from Lion Forge in the role of Executive Editor.

Two days ago we got the scoop that he was leaving that position and yesterday Valiant announced that he would be replaced by Valiant’s Robert Meyers in a promotion from Editorial Director to Senior Editorial Director.

Neither seems as senior a position as the two previous titles. Could it be that gives Valiant room to hire an EIC in the future?

In his new role, Meyers will help guide the vision of the Valiant Universe and the rich cast of characters.

“Robert’s been a tremendous leader with Valiant for years,” said Publisher Fred Pierce. “He began as an intern several years ago and knows the Valiant Universe inside and out. His focus on character and story above everything else makes him the perfect person to further elevate Valiant‘s characters.”

Meyers joined Valiant Entertainment as an intern back in 2013. Throughout the years, Meyers fully immersed himself in the Valiant Universe, wearing multiple hats and always pushing the brand and its characters forward. He was named Managing Editor in 2016 and became Editorial Director earlier this year. He is not only an essential member of Valiant Entertainment but also one of the Valiant Universe’s biggest fans.

“I look forward to continuing to guide the Valiant Universe as we move toward 2019 and beyond,” said Meyers. “Valiant has an incredible universe of characters, incredible creators, and one of the best teams I’ve ever been a part of. The next two years are going to see us grow in new ways, while always keeping the focus on incredible storytelling. I’m honored to lead the extraordinary Editorial team at Valiant.”

 

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(Last Updated December 12, 2018 9:49 am )

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