Full Time Job

Manager, Talent Partnerships & Strategy

A+E Networks

Remote / Virtual 04-22-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup. Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn't one that requires them to be in or near the office. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our onsite attendance policies reflect that. If there is an on-site requirement for a role, it will be listed in the job description.

For those employees who would like to utilize our offices, full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for physical presence in A+E Networks workplaces. While A+E Networks will consider reasonable

accommodation requests regarding this policy in accordance with applicable law, such requests will not be considered until a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not submit any medical or health information in connection with their application for employment.

Here in Corporate Communications, we believe in the importance of personal touch, and we value every consumer and their experience with us equally. We are the wordsmiths, problem solvers and occasional fire wardens of our industry, charged with finding the right platform for the right story. Through our tenacity, charm and ability to work collaboratively, we play a defining role in influencing how our viewers, product consumers and employees perceive and interact with the A+E Networks brand.

Manager, Talent Partnerships & Strategy

The Manager position will reside in the Talent Partnerships & Strategy department, and report to the Vice President of Talent Partnerships. This person will act as one of the liaisons between A+E Networks' on-air talent, their representatives and internal businesses to negotiate talent opportunities, strengthen relationships, ideate innovative talent usage, troubleshoot related issues, and leverage talent relationships to optimize Network outcome. This role will strategically utilize talent in order to support content, emerging platforms, events and A+E Networks business initiatives that drive ratings and revenue with a focus towards the business of developing A+E talent. The Talent Partnerships department works across the A+E family of networks, which includes History, A&E, Lifetime.

• Actively engage the talent very early on and build and maintain personal and business relationships with A+E talent, providing them with ongoing guidance and mentorship. Be aware of, and appropriately acknowledge milestones in the talents' personal and professional lives- particularly new business endeavors. Understand the talent inside and out - deal terms, personalities, interests, likes, dislikes, skills, expertise, etc., and apply such knowledge to successfully execute responsibilities.
• Work closely with and build relationships with relevant internal (e.g., network EPs) and external parties (e.g., production companies, talent representatives) to ensure a 360 degree talent management strategy.
• Manage and troubleshoot potential talent crises, including personality-driven concerns and contractual situations, before, during and after a talent crisis to protect relationships with talent/representatives and Network's/business units' interests.
• Accompany and manage talent at A+E- related activities and events such as Upfront, TCA, corporate and client events, and shoots stemming from other business units.
• Work with the VP of A+E Talent Relations, the talent, the A+E business units such as Ad Sales, Corporate Communications, E-Commerce, Corporate Social Responsibility, Digital, International, Distribution, Podcasts and Marketing to develop a business plan to procure talent while managing and maximizing the talent brand.
• Work with talent to seek out major third party opportunities that complement and/or enhance A+E's business initiatives.
• Identify and recommend specific short and long-term business strategies and opportunities for talent that match A+E's business units' interests to optimize talent contracts, effectively utilize resources, and increase profile of talent while driving ratings and revenue. Secure talent's buy-in on such strategies/opportunities and manage approach to talent to guarantee contractual compliance, manage expectations, and ensure successful execution of plans.
• Act as a point person and strategic counsel to A+E key executives and external producers in connection with talent relations, talent business strategy and issue resolution.
• Work with coordinator to aggregate and update talent contact information, contract terms, social media handles and key personal details (ie military background, family members, etc.).
• Track and help manage internal and external requests for all A+E talent.
• Respond to internal and external inquiries and provide routine information within scope of authority.
• As requested, attend internal meetings to learn, contribute, represent and report back priorities and plans to support related Talent requests and issues.
• Establish relationships with talent, reps and internal/external clients and manage

expectations, communications and feedback between those parties regarding requests for talent services.
• Initiate in-person and virtual meetings to bolster such relationships.
• Work closely with Legal to inquire about talent contract issues, discuss potential language to maximize A+E's output from talent participation and pursue legal channels when appropriate for major contractual breaches.
• Onboard new talent to A+E programming and carefully oversee their movements to ensure contractual compliance, clarity throughout the process and an overall positive experience.
* BA/BS and 5+ years of experience in talent management/relations, television industry and/or event management.
*Applicant must have a thorough knowledge of all areas of the on-air talent business, including an extensive knowledge of talent contractual terms
*Applicants must have knowledge of the top talent agencies and management firms in the industry and relationships at such agencies/firms a plus.
*Applicants must have familiarity with new and emerging digital platforms where networks are showcasing series and talent – including social media and streaming spaces
* Applicants must have a proven ability to exemplify calmness and composure while handling talent in a crisis situation.
* Entertainment experience preferred.
* Experience managing needs of VIPs.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy.
* Must contribute to and thrive in high energy, high profile, positive, proactive, deadline driven, results oriented, and attention to detail environment.
* Strong administrative, critical reasoning, and problem-solving abilities.
* Capacity to manage and prioritize many projects at one time in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
* Strong written and verbal communications skills.
* Computer proficiency in Word for Windows, Excel, Power Point, Air Table, and Internet.
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States
*Travel required

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r19kox-34-204-174-110-42 in your application.

Company Profile
A+E Networks

At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.