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Senior Production Business Manager

Integrated Production
Atlanta, GA
Req ID: 7925


Position at VMLY&R

About Us: VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. But what does that mean? It means we're a creative agency that is built on the promise of collaboration and human connection. Creating connected brands isn't just what we do — it's what we're known for and who we are. We empower our clients to excel at the intersection of "brand" and "customer experience," starting with simple goals: Create work that becomes part of people's lives; promote value for our clients; and, in the best of cases, help the world.

We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.

Our unique culture is rooted in a great deal of care for you and your success. Above all else, we are committed to strengthening your experience by ensuring your inner potential continues to be discovered.

We also offer about a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) that allow you to tap into your personal identities, interests and passions. Our ERGs celebrate ethnic diversity, life as a working parent or caregiver, neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community, wellbeing, and more. Regardless of your interests, there is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so tap into our global network and find where you can make your ideas come to life.

The Senior Production Business Manager is responsible for all financial and legal aspects of production for all TV, radio, print and integrated productions. They serve as an expert and main point of contact for producers and for account management for all production matters.


  • Manage and adhere to all company and client guidelines and procedures in regard to production.
  • Review scripts, decks/storyboards for any potential licensing, copyright or legal issues.
  • Ability to ballpark costs for productions, prepare specs that incorporate both the agency and client guidelines.
  • Analyze production and editorial bids and partnering with producers though all phases of production.
  • Prepare estimates, purchase orders, insurance documents and production/editorial/music contracts/3rdparty licenses.
  • Manage production budgets and cost control through final billing of projects. Handle any billing issues and ensure proper legal approvals are secured including any third-party trademark releases. Compliance on all SOX audits.
  • Interface with Account Management, Client Cost Consultants and Vendors.
  • Collaborate with account management to ensure timely release and shipping of final commercials.

Skills & Experience

  • Must be knowledgeable of the SAG/AFTRA/AFM union regulations.
  • Have knowledge about Non-Union talent and contracting.
  • Understanding of SOX regulations.
  • Have knowledge of legal guidelines for commercial production, licensing language, trademark, rights of privacy, copyright and production insurance.
  • Knowledge of AICP and AICE bid forms.
  • Have experience working with international production and overseas talent payment negotiations.
  • Highly detail oriented, organized and solutions focused.
  • Exceptional initiative, pitch-in, multitasking, attention to detail and follow-through skills.
  • Must have the ability to positively influence others, including a calm and patient demeanor when facing stressful situations and urgent deadlines.

Our Benefits

As the world leader in communications services, we rely on the creativity of our people to deliver the best work for our clients. In return, we invest in our employees by offering them a diverse suite of benefits from best-in-class carriers, with enough choice and flexibility to keep them and their families healthy and happy today and tomorrow.

  • Corporate gift matching program
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Paid parental leave
  • Ranked No. 1 in advertising for our adoption assistance program
  • Corporate discounts
  • VMLY&R Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team, which guides, celebrates, and promotes cultural literacy; increases employee engagement; recruits and retains a diverse workforce; and builds internal opportunities for people to learn and grow.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.


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