Business Affairs Executive (Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs Executive)
BBC Children's is the leading UK children's broadcaster with the top two television channels, for children, CBeebies and CBBC. It makes award-winning content across all platforms – television, online, radio, apps and more. BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 16's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives. BBC Children’s is committed to commissioning a significant amount of original production from independent television producers across all of its platforms.
The Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs (CRBA) division provides front line commercial, legal, rights and business affairs support across the BBC - in output and content related technology areas.
We are seeking an experienced Business Affairs Executive to provide legal, commercial and business management support to the CRBA Manager, Children’s. This is a permanent role, based in MediaCity UK, Salford.
As the CRBA Executive, you will support the CRBA Manager, Children’s in providing legal, rights and business affairs support to the Children’s content and production business, primarily with regard to independent commissioning and acquisitions work. A particular focus will be on supporting:
· Independent commissioning and programme production agreements (PPA);
· Negotiating with independent producers on behalf of the BBC; and
· Acquisition agreements
Working with the CRBA Manager, you will help to support, enable and advise Children’s with regard to a range of business affairs matters, including in relation to the creation of content, underlying and third party rights, intellectual property and rights exploitation. You’ll also take an active role in supporting the implementation of the broader strategy with regard to digital opportunities within the framework of the broader Children’s Commercial Strategy and Kids 2020. This means supporting and enabling the Core Interactive division to get the right content to the audience, in the right place (platform) and time.
Are you the right candidate?
Whilst legal qualifications are highly desirable, a good depth of experience in contracting independent commissions and acquisitions is essential. With experience of operating in a production and broadcast environment you’ll bring a good understanding of radio, TV and digital business affairs issues generally, including: commissioning; independent production; talent; and regulatory issues.
Strong drafting skills are required and you will have some experience of drafting and negotiating a variety of legal agreements in content production and broadcast, including management of contentious and non-contentious legal issues that arise in relation to content production and transmission. In addition, you’ll have strong analytical skills and be a good communicator, with experience of building relationships across a range of people and within a team.
You’ll need to be organised and possess excellent written and oral communication skills and experience of advising clients directly, in person, on the telephone and in writing. A genuine enthusiasm for the role, anticipating the needs of others and taking a pro-active approach as a team member and a willingness to tackle matters outside your area of expertise in this busy team is important.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: MediaCity UK, Salford
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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