Business Affairs Assistant - Audio Archive Clearance

Job Reference: BBC/TP/7237/33507
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: 12 months
Salary: Within BBC Banding
Working Hours: 35 hours
Closing Date: 06/01/2019
Job Category: Commercial, Rights & Business Affairs
BBC Region / Division: Deputy Director General Group
BBC Business Unit: DDG - Commercial/CRBA
Location: Wogan House, London

Package Description

Band B

Twelve month contract

Job Introduction

The Radio and Music Rights, Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs team is a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for the contractual aspects of commissioning and production of programmes and content for the BBC across Radio, Music television, BBC sounds and online, and the subsequent commercial licensing/distribution of content and services.  This role is focused on supporting the CRBA Radio & Music commercial team  across a number of areas with a particular emphasis on clearing Archive content for the BBC ’s new priority in digital audio, BBC Sounds.   This is a twelve month fixed term role, based in London.

Main Responsibilities

As CRBA Assistant for Radio & Music (R&M), working closely with the CRBA Managers, you will support the CRBA team and BBC Sounds project team and help drive the process to clear, acquire, optimize and exploit radio/Audio IP for BBC Sounds and other public service initiatives as required. You’ll be administering the clearance process for audio archive across Speech and Music content, liaising with 3rd party IP owners, eg producers/ talent / contributors/ rights owners, within budget frameworks, as well as undertaking other rights administration duties as the development and workload of the team evolves.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have prior knowledge and experience of rights contracting and/or contract law, of undertaking rights administration and clearance tasks.  Strong negotiating skills are essential and you will be comfortable following the clearance process and securing terms for audio archive with 3rd party IP owners within budget.

You are solutions driven, highly organised and effective at managing a varied workload, a strong team-player adept at maintaining good relations with multiple stakeholders.   Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, combined with first class negotiation and influencing skills are vital.   Possessing excellent IT skills, you will ideally have experience of managing established administration systems/databases.

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