Commercial Rights and Business Affairs Executive (legally qualified), Children's

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

Job Introduction

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, games 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.

The Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs (CRBA) division is a front office Content Support function which provides front line commercial, legal, rights, business affairs, and commercial business development support across the BBC - in output and content related technology areas.

We are seeking a legally qualified CRBA Executive to provide legal, commercial and business management support to the CRBA Manager, Children’s. This is a twelve month fixed term contract, based in MediaCity UK, Salford.

Role Responsibility

As the CRBA Executive, you will support the CRBA Manager, Children’s and be the secondary liaison point with Children’s Core Interactive division (which includes Children’s digital, website, short form and social media groups) and the Design and Engineering (D&E) division (which includes games, apps and digital products).

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. 

The Ideal Candidate

Legally qualified, you’ll possess an interest and knowledge of digital service providers, gaming, social media, apps, website and short form content production and of negotiating and contracting with content suppliers, software licensees and managing supplier relationships.  Strong drafting skills are required and you will have 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. 

Package Description

CPF Grade 7 / Proposed Band C

12 month fixed term contract


Please note we are recruiting for the Children's team, for the following 3 roles:

CRBA Manager, Children’s (legally qualified – digital lead) – ref BBC/TP/7237/28368

CRBA Manager, Children's (legally qualified - indie lead) - ref BBC/TP/7237/27337

CRBA Manager, Children's (Business Development) - ref BBC/TP/7237/27338

About the Company

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The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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