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Commercial Rights and Business Affairs Assistant, Radio & Music

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Radio and Music - Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs team is a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for the contractual aspects of commissioning and production of programmes and content for the BBC across music television, radio and online, and the subsequent commercial licensing/distribution of R&M content and services across the globe. This role is primarily focused on supporting a Radio & Music CRBA Manager across a number of areas with a particular emphasis on  BBC Sounds commissioning and archive licensing. This will involve the negotiation, contracting and administration of in-house and independently produced podcast commissions along with resurfacing the best archive content previously commissioned by Radio 4.  This is a twelve month fixed term role, based in Salford.

Role Responsibility

As CRBA Assistant for Radio & Music (R&M), working closely with the CRBA Manager, you will support the CRBA team and BBC Sounds project team and help drive the process to clear, acquire, optimise and exploit radio/Audio IP for BBC Sounds and other public service initiatives as required. You’ll be administering the clearance process for audio archive across Speech and Music content, liaising with 3rd party IP owners, eg producers/ talent / contributors/ rights owners, within budget frameworks, as well as undertaking other rights administration duties as the development and workload of the team evolves.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have some prior knowledge and experience of rights contracting & licencing of intellectual property ideally in a media/broadcasting environment. Some legal training, a law degree, paralegal experience, GDL, LPC etc is an advantage. You will be familiar with the BBC’s output across music and speech radio and podcasts on BBC Sounds. You will be comfortable undertaking administration and clearance tasks, working with spreadsheets and handling data with a keen attention to detail.  You should be comfortable following process, issuing standard agreements, logging information and communicating with 3rd party rights owners.

You are solutions driven, highly organised and effective at managing a varied workload, a strong team-player, adept at maintaining good relations with multiple stakeholders.   Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, combined with first class negotiation and influencing skills are vital.   Possessing excellent IT skills, you will be fluent with all standard packages such as Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype etc and ideally have experience of managing established administration systems/databases.

Package Description

Band:   B
Contract type:    12 month contract
Location:   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.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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