Director of Business Affairs
Posted on 3/4/2023

201-500 employees

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the enterprise: marketing, sales, account, creative, production, finance, and legal
  • Strong leader and coach for the team, encouraging and developing creative problem solving, initiative, and growth
  • Understanding of the creative process and what it takes to deliver creative excellence, and ability to solve novel problems with curiosity, keen instincts and experience, and sound judgment
  • Understanding of the production process from start to finish, experience with a variety of productions, as well as ability to oversee Business Affairs support of the general production of multiple projects at one time
  • Efficient operator, with keen financial acumen, data and organizational skills to effectively surface and solve organizational needs, and to develop, implement, and communicate transparent, efficient, scalable business processes
  • Nuanced understanding of rights and clearances, especially music licensing
  • Strong knowledge in both Non-Union Talent procedures and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Commercial's Contract
  • Strong relationships with vendors and people in the industry
  • Be able to work efficiently and flexibly in different circumstances - pitches, brainstorming sessions, production deadlines, and company organizational processes - with agility, humor, and focus
  • Possess and encourage high degrees of initiative, creativity, accountability, and maturity, and a positive outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • 10+ years of relevant creative agency and in house marketing, content production, or events/experiential Business Affairs experience (combination of both preferred)
  • Track record managing and growing a Business Affairs team
  • Demonstrate, evangelize and live the core values of the company
  • Lead and mentor a Business Affairs team and manage various key vendor relationships
  • Develop and provide training and materials on key BA processes and templates, such as clearances and licensing, and SAG Talent Guidelines and Procedures
  • Participate in client scoping discussions with Production, Account Management, and New Business on staffing needs for new and existing clients
  • Work with Project Management Leads on forecasting needs for upcoming projects
  • Review scripts, rough cuts, and final creative for risk or clearances
  • Work with Legal on conducting trademark searches for proposed branding, taglines, signage, design etc
  • Draft/Review Celebrity Talent agreements with Head of Talent, and clear/license music
  • Ensure compliance with Client SOWs and MSAs and other laws and regulations
  • Evaluate production insurance concerns as necessary
  • Create and issue appropriate award documents including production contract, insurance, licenses, talent agreements, and vendor SOWs
  • Ensure productions are delivered on budget and on time; closing of projects with Finance and ensuring all pertinent info is housed in Job Jackets and Completion Reports
Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Contract Management Systems (e.g. Ironclad) and Finance Software (e.g. Netsuite) is a plus