- Expiry Date: 04 February 2022
As a member of the Deal & Production Operations Team, the Deal Operations Specialist plays a key role in client's contract execution, data management, deal implementation, partner onboarding processes. They manage changes over the contract lifecycle, foster good working relationships with internal and external partners, assist in data entry and maintenance of several key databases, provide reporting to support departmental operational activities, and ensure the completeness and accuracy of client's contract data. They will be the primary stakeholder for cross-functional groups working on initiatives related to Brazil and LATAM content. The ideal candidate should have professional experience in a digital media or publishing related field and be an avid consumer of media with an interest in books & entertainment; a self-starter and creative problem solver with impeccable operational, organizational and analytical skills; a confident and upbeat written and verbal communicator; highly organized and detail oriented; and able to thrive in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Rights Management & Payment Operations: The Deal Operations Specialist works closely with client's Legal, Business Affairs, Finance, and Metadata Teams as well as external partners to on-board new partners, enter terms in client's contract database, update internal trackers, request upfront payments, and kick off contractually required next steps downstream. They ensure that existing processes are followed and are responsible for developing and implementing new processes where necessary for Brazil and LATAM content initiatives.
Deal Implementation Strategy & Execution: The Deal Operations Specialist is a subject matter expert on deal implementation. They drive implementation of new contracts and contract changes at the deal, payment, and title level across relevant systems and teams. They perform monthly and quarterly reviews to ensure changes are implemented consistently and correctly.
Operational Reporting & Data Maintenance: The Deal Operations Specialist creates and reviews reporting to support business and content operations with a focus on rights management and key financial terms. They manage the validation and upkeep of client's contract data and manage validation of deal terms and royalty data at period close.
General Support: Deal Operations Specialist provides general support for the Deal & Production Operations Team, including data clean-up projects, ad hoc research, inquiry response, and trouble tickets.
B.A. or equivalent degree preferred.
Experience in an entertainment, digital media or publishing field and/or experience with contracts/IP licensing
Business fluency in English, both written and spoken.
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