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Senior Production Business Manager

Integrated Production
Detroit, MI Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL Kansas City, MO Miami, FL Minneapolis, MN New York, NY United States
Req ID: 8355


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.

Legal complexities, technology licensing, production partnerships and media-based sponsorships all affect the way creative is concepted and produced. We see the Business Affairs Manager as a key supporting role in the production department, for video, integrated production/motion graphics and art buying.


  • Handling all legal and network clearances, including trademark scans and searches, music licenses, stock footage use, reviewing legal documents provided by client and providing information for litigation cases
  • Negotiating all overscale and celebrity talent, preparing of contracts for scale talent, handling all talent claims and any talent issues (for example, shooting abroad, using talent in other venues)
  • Preparing and processing all production and editorial contracts and invoices for all television productions (i.e., investigating costs for weather insurance and troubleshooting with all vendors)
  • Preparing transfer of rights documents for all broadcast materials
  • Overseeing all filing of broadcast business affairs/legal documents and broadcast production dockets
  • Supervising broadcast managers in talent and traffic, overseeing staffing needs and processing performance reviews
  • Conducting seminars and agency meetings on broadcast business affairs, legal and traffic of the target, specifically as they relate to communications
  • Providing Accounting with internal estimates, purchase orders and invoices

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of SAG/non-union contracts
  • Understand production workflow
  • Highly organized and solutions-focused
  • Positive and motivated self-starter

Required Experience

  • Agency experience preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Seven-plus years of relevant experience

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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