The coordinator will closely work on assigned projects by the Director/Vice President to facilitate clearance requests by working closely with content producers in researching copyright ownership and by researching rights to pre-existing VMN material as necessary. Negotiate licenses and permissions with rights owners for music, film, TV, video games, digital & social content, books, magazines, record label content, artist management, etc.
Vet content prior to air/post, (which may entail multiple screeners per program as show changes during the editing process) to ensure necessary clearances are in place and route to VMN attorneys when necessary. Review releases and agreements to ensure that they conform to negotiated terms.
Maintain contract files and tracking reports for all assigned programs/projects and ensure that licenses are executed and paid in a timely manner.
Secure and approve music cue sheets, and show logs (if required) from in-house producers and/or third party productions.
Ability to read and analyze license agreements. Ability to make effective presentations on rights and licensing related topics to client groups and employees. Ability to effectively negotiate with licensors via email, phone, and in-person. Interpersonal skills are necessary to supervise and develop staff (e.g.; must be able to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints).
Minimum of 1-2 years experience in television/music/entertainment field, preferably in a business affairs, rights & clearances, or licensing capacity. Prior negotiating experience a plus.