Stamford, CT US
Rights & Clearance Analyst, Content Creation (Temp)
THE DIVISION'S STORY
Content Services and Operations consists of a wide range of media centric roles. We are responsible for managing the entire life cycle of A+E's programming. This is where we produce, transform, broadcast and distribute content as well as run the technical infrastructure for the Media Supply chain. We are an energetic team that fulfills the business objectives within a thriving dynamic industry. Developing new solutions to continually improve the user experience of our customers, consumers and colleagues is our mandate. If you have the determination and aptitude we are seeking for a role in this challenging and rewarding business and are eager to work for a department that sets the standard for our industry, then we look forward to speaking with you!
The Rights & Clearance Analyst provides dedicated rights management support for the Content Creation unit in Stamford Post Production, making sure that all materials used in our internally-produced content are properly cleared and licensed for distribution to all desired territories and platforms. This position reports to the Managing Producer, Content Creation and works in both the New York and Stamford offices to facilitate close partnership and communication between Post Production and Legal & Business Affairs.
MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL DO:
• You'll review rights bibles, perform detailed contract analysis on third party license agreements, research use of public domain materials and perform risk assessment as to acceptability of non-standard licenses and releases, raising any concerns to litigation counsel for review and final sign-off.
• You'll advise producers on how to assess deficient third-party licenses and coordinate with various business units to establish whether rights waivers should be granted.
• You'll advise producers on how to use and navigate commercial third-party footage sites as well as public domain and private archival resources.
• You'll create Rights Bibles and support materials, including conformed scripts, shot sheets, music cue sheets, 3rd party footage releases, etc.
• You'll collaborate closely with Post Production, Legal & Business Affairs, external archives and third-party licensors, and must be able to communicate with clarity and tact to support those relationships. You're able to present information effectively to allow your partners to make smart decisions as quickly as possible.
YOUR STORY: [+BEHAVIORS] (what you need to have)
• Minimum of three-five years experience analyzing third party licenses (music, stills, stock footage) and various forms of programming and distribution agreements for a television network, television production company, film studio or music studio.
• Familiarity with content distribution platforms from broadcast to digital, long and short form and developing formats
• Understanding of music copyright licensing and the required documentation based on usage type within programming, including the identification of controlled portions of compositions/fees.
• Collaborative and team-oriented approach
• Bachelor's degree in Television Production/Communication or equivalent. JD preferred but not required.
• Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Please note project assignment associates are engaged to provide service to A+E Networks on a temporary basis in connection with a specific project. Project assignment associates are hired and employed through a third-party vendor with a duration/tenure of no longer than eighteen (18) months.