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Business Affairs Manager III

Culver City, CA 90232

Posted: 01/06/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Creative & Digital Marketing Job Number: 531573 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Business Affairs Manager
Our well known media client is looking for a Business Affairs manager for their Product & Design team. This position is responsible for ensuring that the third-party content featured across various Products is properly cleared for use and is brand-appropriate. In this role, you will be responsible for creative initiatives featured on many apps, working closely with production teams as well as dedicated legal counsel, and you will negotiate with third parties to secure appropriate approvals and licenses as needed. This position will be high-profile, fast-paced, and will require flexibility, attention to detail, and dedication to ensuring that these deliverables match the exceptional consumer experience of other initiatives.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with third party entities to secure consent and clear rights when referencing their assets
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with procedures and policies with vendors, talent, licensing and publishing
  • Facilitate internal communication between teams so projects are moving forward (flag local legal issues, content constraints, timing, etc.)
  • Maintain communication with team leads to make sure information is flowing properly, action items are clear, and issues are escalated at the right time and to the right people
  • Work with multiple teams and provide a legal perspective advice and counseling on a wide variety of matters, including trademarks and copyrights
  • Assess, manage and communicate risks, and advise team leads concerning risk, exposure and strategic options
  • Manage third party content review process
  • Educate teams on legal and third part content in order to ensure teams are working efficiently
  • Maintain business affairs process deck, releases, and trackers for all projects
Key Qualifications:
  • 5+ years relevant experience in business affairs or at a major news organization handling licensing or other rights-related work
  • Experience working with talent releases, production agreements, location releases; experience with digital distribution and marketing issues, including social; and a deep understanding of copyrights, trademarks, and other IP concepts
  • Legal experience is a plus
  • Outstanding negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively on cross- functional teams
  • Sound judgment, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle a variety of matters at once in a fast-paced environment
  • Must possess a deep understanding of a variety of apps, along with the wider ecosystem of consumer products and services
Education:
  • BS/BA required. JD a plus.
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