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Executive Business Affairs Manager

Role:

We currently have an opening for an Executive Business Affairs Manager who will manage the following aspects of TV/radio/digital productions.

Responsibilities:

·       Partner with lead account executives to execute creative vision
·       Partner with production personnel on numerous concurrent TV, radio and digital assignments.
·       Manage, mentor and train a team
·       Streamline processes and requests and delegate responsibilities to a team
·       Manage all talent components of productions including but not limited to negotiations, generate session/residual estimates, preparation and execution of contracts/deal memos/long forms.
·       Review presentation materials in conjunction with general counsel to assess any third-party rights to be licensed (i.e. music, trademark, UCG, etc.) and to call out any potential legal issues in an effort to minimize Agency/Client liability.
  • Negotiate usage rights for all third-party materials (footage, photos, names, etc.)
·       Collaborate with the music department when engaging licensors to determine usage rights, respective licensing fees and executing all corresponding licenses.
·       Monitor budgets and work with producers/finance to reconcile jobs when appropriate.
  • Manage creative searches for on-camera celebrity talent, content creators, VO’s, etc.
 
Requirements:


·       Possess effective leadership qualities 


·       Possess hands-on experience in licensing intellectual property (music, film, etc.)


·       Possess hands-on experience in celebrity and influencer negotiations


·       A minimum of 10 years of Broadcast Business Affairs and licensing experience at an ad agency.


·       Expertise working in social media and influencer marketing


·       Must work well under pressure on a high-volume account.


·       Must possess strong knowledge base of the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract.


·       Can acclimate to a production heavy, fast-paced environment.


·       Comfortable with limited domestic/international travel.


·       Recognized as an industry leader, possessing relationships with key personnel in the business affairs participating in local industry committees


·       Should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, web-based talent payment platforms.

 

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