ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.
Unleash your potential in a place you belong!
Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special.
At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it’s our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.
Is this the role for you?
Provide support to VIMNUK Production teams, focusing on rights for long-form & short-form content, with an emphasis on multi-platform clearances, rights tracking & reporting, rights analysis, rights systems, and support to the reporting, music strategy & operations areas.
Collaborate with internal & external Production staff throughout each phase of production; acting in an advisory role on clearances, issues, costs/budgeting and risk assessment
Advise on use of music under Viacom’s deals with Labels, Publishers and Collecting Societies
Negotiate favourable rates and secure rights for music & 3rd party material included in content produced by these client groups
Work closely with Production and Production Management and proactively suggest cost-saving options and alternatives
Review, draft, and revise agreements to conform to negotiated terms. Ensure that licenses are executed and invoices paid in a timely manner
Send Guest Release Forms for all in-house shoots and log rights once signed
Secure and review music cue sheets, PACFs (programme as completed forms) and all show paperwork from Producers upon delivery of content. Report discrepancies or missing information to Producers and follow up to insure proper completion
Ensure all signed agreements and completed show paperwork is scanned and saved to Edocs
Log content clearance terms and rights information in Programming Rights Report
Liaise with IRAD team and other regions on clearance terms for VIMN produced content
Assist with clip licensing business when needed
Enter music video assets serviced to us by Labels in to Video Acquisitions Database
Set up Suppliers in Market (accounting system) and raise POs
Assist MML team with writing and presenting Rights & Clearances Workshops to client groups
Relevant A-level or degree (Music or law based) with some form of legal training preferred.
Knowledge/understanding of music clearance/copywriting rules/regulations
Knowledge/experience in the music and/or TV industry in a business affairs, rights & clearances, or licensing capacity
Familiarity with Viacom music strategy and deal terms & relationships with Labels and Publishers
Must be able to write effective and persuasive clearance request letters. Must be able to communicate show ideas/use of materials/rights & media requested accurately to licensors
Ability to read and interpret contracts, summarise rights information accurately; excellent analytical, written and oral skills
Knowledge of the legal issues that affect clearances
Excellent organisational skills and time management with experience meeting pressing deadlines
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to use initiative and work independently as well as part of a team
An understanding of liability is essential
Knowledge/experience of the various collecting societies both in the UK and abroad
We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You’ll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we’re doing to make the industry more sustainable, and enjoy lots of perks:
A monthly streaming fund
All the health and financial benefits you’d expect, and some you wouldn’t
Flexibility to own the way you work
Mental health activities and support
All manner of BBQs, socials and events
What are you waiting for? Put in your application!
Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.
We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead.
Inclusivity & Collaboration
We Embrace new and diverse voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manager through challenges.
We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what’s next.
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receive equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously.
To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining. Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email UK.email@example.com where we will support your request as suitably possible.
Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at https://hive.evenbreak.co.uk
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
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