Senior Business Affairs Manager (Advertising)

New York
Robot /
Full-time /
Hybrid
ABOUT THE SPRINGHILL COMPANY:
Founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter in 2015, the mission of The SpringHill Company is to empower greatness in every individual – from creators to consumers. We aim to inspire and ignite cultural movements and social progress by amplifying the voices of the unheard through the creation of original brands, co-branded partnerships, multimedia entertainment properties, and products. We create every form of content- scripted and unscripted film and television, social media, experiential and audio. We are developing original consumer products and we partner with large brands on their consumer strategies.

ABOUT THE ROBOT COMPANY: 
Hardwired with the SpringHill mission of empowerment, The Robot Company is a brand consultancy. At its core, it is programmed to support our partners through advertising and marketing that spans campaigns, content, social, public relations, and physical and virtual experiences. The Robot Company is based in New York City, with requirements to be onsite twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) per the Company’s policy.

ROLE OVERVIEW:
The Senior Business Affairs Manager is a key player in supporting creative development and integrated productions across various mediums. This role requires a team player with a creative mindset, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and extensive knowledge of the contracts, production, clearance & client processes.

REPORTS TO:
SVP, Business & Legal Affairs / Executive Producer (Robot)

Responsibilities: Creative, Account & Production:

    • Work closely with production, creative, and account teams during the ideation and pre-production process to call out specific areas of susceptibility. 
    • Provide guidance and be an expert on client guidelines, MSAs, advertising standards, clearances, and regulations. Know all the ins and outs of specific client or category marketing sensitivities (e.g., rules around showcasing those under 18 holding or interacting with the product, specific requirements around celeb BTS capture and dissemination, or the FTC regulations and restrictions on sponsored social content).
    • Estimate talent session and usage fees, and manage the talent cycle, including contracts and payments.
    • Review bidding documents, and finalize client estimates.Issue award documents, including vendor agreements, production services agreements, insurance, licensing, and talent agreements.
    • Work with insurance and risk management to address production and contract challenges.
    • Collaborate with producers and finance on reconciling budgets and closing projects.
    • Travel for production supervision might be required for some productions.

Legal, Contracts, and Finance:

    • Work closely with TSHC Business & Legal Affairs to maintain consistent standard practices & company policies, including trademark searches, contract drafting & negotiations, and clearances.
    • Draft and negotiate agreements, including talent contracts, production services agreements, vendor agreements, location agreements, and music license agreements.
    • Oversee third-party rights and clearances; Prepare material releases (for still images, footage, artwork, etc.) and appearance releases.
    • Work closely with production and finance to ensure all payments to vendors, talent, licensees, etc. are handled and tracked promptly and efficiently.  
    • Should a project fall within any union jurisdiction, follow all necessary protocols associated with applicable unions (including residual and P&H payments). Advise on SAG-AFTRA, and AFM agreements.
    • Complete other projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 6+ years' experience in an advertising agency business affairs role. (This is an imperative, non-negotiable qualification.)
    • Expertise in global production and best practices for clients and brands.
    • Proficient in production for broadcast, digital, print, and experiential. 
    • Extensive knowledge reviewing creative work for legal risk assessment and assessing risk and working closely with legal, IP clearance.
    • Expert problem solver. Someone with a passion for fostering creativity within teams.
    • Expert in contract negotiations and talent tracking for PSA, Music and Production Agreements, Talent contracts (union/non-union), celebrity and influencer negotiations, and partnership marketing agreements.
    • Proficient knowledge of union productions (i.e., SAG/AFTRA, DGA).Attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
$140,000 - $160,000 a year


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The SpringHill Company (TSHC) believes that each team member contributes significantly to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined in a job description. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the employee or the organization to just the work identified. We expect that each team member will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

LIFE AT TSHC:
TSHC strongly believes that the more diverse our team is, the better our work will be. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment and celebrate inclusion in all circumstances. As an employee, you can expect:
- A supportive, inclusive atmosphere and a team that values your contributions
- Opportunities for growth and development via work experience and offerings from our People Resources team and Learning and Development Program
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), frequent in-office events, Lunch and Learns with industry guests (in media, culture, and sports), and volunteer opportunities
- An attractive and competitive compensation package
- A generous and well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO, parking stipend, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to an Executive Coach, retirement plans, Company 401k match, and much more
- No shortage of snacks, fruits, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats, and daily lunch items stocked in our fridge and kitchen