The Business Affairs Manager will work with Producers, Legal and the Director of Business Affairs on overseeing content production, including broadcast, social, digital, and print projects across clients in all of our offices. This person is a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and able to work in a fast-paced creative environment.

**This role will be remote to start, but will be expected to work out of the NYC office once we return.  TBD return date.**

Specific Responsibilities

  • Help administer:

    • Talent Agreements

    • Materials Releases

    • Location Releases

    • Minor Employment Forms

    • Music license agreements

  • Issue talent contracts, session reports and completion reports.

  • Pay session, holding fees, usage in compliance with SAG/AFTRA/ACTRA 

  • Coordinate with Extreme Reach (or other client-preferred paymaster), as applicable for all talent payment

  • Handle union and non-union inquiries pertaining to talent

  • Negotiate talent rates with agents and/or talent for specific projects

  • Forecast talent reuse on projects as needed based on creative and media plans

  • Research to find appropriate rights holders and contact information

  • Manage intellectual property rights and clearance acquisitions (including tracking any term limitations and advising Client teams regarding upcoming expirations)

  • Attend meetings pertaining to production to help ensure the viability of a concept

  • Review creative materials (concepts, storyboard, various cuts) and advise Agency teams on talent, copyright and intellectual property issues, determine where clearances are necessary, and advise on next steps

  • Work closely with Producers in all business aspects of production

  • Work with Agency legal counsel on issues including active contracts, updating releases, contract templates, risk assessment and indemnifications

  • Evaluate and manage union claims, audits or reporting requests.


  • A minimum 5-7 years of experience as a Business Manager at a creative advertising agency.

  • Strong knowledge of SAGAFTRA, AFM.

  • Familiarity with Celebrity and influencer multi service agreements (P&H, tracking etc.)

  • Knowledge of music licensing, stock footage licensing and intellectual property licensing

  • Solid knowledge of TV production and post-production process

  • Working knowledge of AICP & AICE bid forms, production procedures and issues

  • Exceptional written, negotiation and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional initiative, meticulous attention to detail and follow through skills

  • A true, team player that enjoys working collaboratively, as well as independently

  • A positive, can-do, roll up your sleeves attitude

  • Big picture thinker who is proactive, anticipates potential issues, and deals with them effectively.

  • Highly intelligent, detail oriented, multi-tasking, quick learner, who knows how to deal with various types of personalities

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