Full Time Job

Director, Global Licensing Rights Management


New York, NY 06-25-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

About The Brand

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages.
Overview and Responsibilities

Together with the VP, Business and Legal Affairs Systems, this role is responsible for all aspects of development and support for a ViacomCBS Rights Management System (RMS).

• Oversee the continued development of the licensing side of a RMS, including system functionality for contract entry and reporting (sales and availability)
• Review and provide input on existing RMS functionality with an eye to maximizing system efficiencies
• Coordinate with US based Rights In team, HQ and International business and support teams (Legal, Finance, Operations, Info Technology), and the vendor to progress RMS licensing capture and output
• Devise and coordinate the business's testing plans, see opportunities for operational system optimization and report RMS issues
• Draft progress reports and presentations and deliver to senior management
• Collect, interpret, and analyze licensing agreements across all of business lines (affiliate, digital, sales) to determine necessary system functionality
• Develop and implement strategies for ensuring the integrity of data input
• Establish policies and procedures for reporting (sales/avails)
• Train staff on entry, reporting, and function as go-to person for RMS (reporting and entry)

Basic Qualifications
• College degree
• Experience with rights management systems and (Salesforce, RMS or equivalent)
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Additional Qualifications
• Experience with licensing at a media company preferred
• Excellent analytical, drafting, communication, project management, and organizational skills
• Effective client-support skills and experience
• Attention to detail, ability to handle and prioritize simultaneous responsibilities
• Keen ability to understand and re-assess on a constant basis the day, week, and year's priorities, and handle matters accordingly. Communicate priorities and needs internally as well as externally
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment across time zones across international media environments and cultures, and ability to communicate with multicultural client groups

Company Profile
ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others.
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