Full Time Job

Marketing Clearance and Music Licensing Manager


Universal City, CA 08-11-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

The primary function of this role is to assist the Universal Pictures Marketing Department by facilitating timely clearance of music/sound effects/sound design cues while simultaneously ensuring that legal credits/product placement requirements are met in A/V materials. At the direction of Universal Pictures Theatrical Marketing, reviews and tracks work-in-progress trailers, TV spots, digital content, promotional assets, and ancillary materials. Interfaces with post-production finishing teams, creative teams, legal business affairs, clearance and product placement teams, and creative agencies to track materials at each stage of the music and legal clearance process.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Review cue sheets and manage music clearance for Universal Pictures Theatrical, TV and Digital campaigns from initial testing stages through the finishing phase while negotiating favorable licensing terms and fees
• Draft and maintain music memos, summaries, spreadsheets, buyout agreements and licenses for library sound effects, sound design and custom work-for-hire cues
• Oversee music audio file assets and the organization of the department's music databases for in-house trailer editors, internal departments and creative advertising agencies
• Manage the creation of purchase orders and payments via the SAP Finance Portal and SNAP, ensuring all library and commercial music licenses are paid in a timely manner
• Track, review, and route work-in-progress trailers, TV spots, digital content, and miscellaneous promotional content through Legal Business Affairs and Clearances/Product Placement departments to ensure legal requirements and restrictions are met
• Interpret paid ad summaries and spearhead the creation of A/V billing blocks in compliance with MPA / WGA / DGA rules until approvals are finalized and passed along to post-production editors for trailer and TV placement (US, Canada and International)
• Manage stock footage clearance, licensing, and payment for use in A/V materials
• Mediate the needs of creative executives, brand & in-theater marketing, international teams, legal departments, post-production finishing teams, and creative advertising agencies, balancing the requests of each group to ensure a smooth workflow while meeting tight deadlines

• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
• Proficient in PC/Mac operating systems, office productivity suites, filesharing and collaborative work applications (Outlook, Teams, Excel, SharePoint, OneDrive). Basic understanding of digital audio formats and secure asset delivery
• Must possess knowledge and understanding of music licensing or 3+ year experience in the music/entertainment industry
• Exercise discretion and communicate succinctly, effectively, and tactfully with all levels of management, creative agencies, legal departments and music licensors.
• Maintain and foster good working relationships with internal departments and outside agencies
• Able to handle a high volume of detail-oriented work in a quick and efficient manner
• Can quickly re-prioritize concurrent work and processes in response to changing and sometimes-conflicting instructions, needs, and deadlines
• Maintain, evaluate, and adapt to systems and processes as part of a larger team
• Self-reliant with strong problem-solving skills

Desired Characteristics:
• Bachelor Degree in Music

Additional Requirements:

Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary Range: $75,000 - $95,000 (Bonus Eligible).

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn71j1-18-207-160-97-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $75,000 to $95,000 Per Year ($ USD)