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Supervising Producer, Clips and Clearance


Los Angeles, CA 06-29-2024
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Job Description
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world's most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell's Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment's long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home, Rescuing Christmas), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, Snake Oil, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.


TMZ is seeking a Supervising Producer to oversee and manage our Clearance department. The ideal candidate must have an exceptional understanding of intellectual property contracts and key provisions. As a Supervising Producer, Clips and Clearance, you will be responsible for acquiring, negotiating, costing, and clearing rights on behalf of TMZ. The position requires the ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, as well as to manage and prioritize workflow according to our programming needs. This role will interact daily with other Clearance staff, Production, Legal, and other departments.

• Supervise clearance and archives across all TMZ media
• Manage team of Clearance Producer and Associate Producers
• Acquire, negotiate, cost, and clear asset rights on behalf of TMZ
• Buy, license, and obtain permission for use of photos/videos from freelance vendors
• Collaborate with Accounting department to ensure timely and accurate reporting of costs
• Develop contacts, cultivate sources, and maintain relationships to aid in securing future assets
• Manage clearance budget and report costs on a daily basis to stakeholders
• Work with Business Affairs to resolve any major questions pertaining to assets while exhibiting strong in the moment judgment on any issues and questions
• Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field
• 7+ years experience working in series or news television
• Proven record of tracking archival/clearance costs across multiple projects concurrently
• Understanding of intellectual property concepts and Fair Use
• Knowledge of photo/video storage systems such as Reach and Dalet, a plus
• Ability to think quickly, problem solve and have exceptional organizational skills
• Ability to negotiate and execute licenses and other contracts
• Ability to anticipate show needs, meet deadlines and be a positive team member
• Knowledge of entertainment, celebrity news, pop culture & current events
• Strong telephone/communication skills

TMZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $140,000.00-150,000.00 annually for California. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re6bq2-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $140,000 to $150,000 Per Year ($ USD)