Full Job Description
12 month FTC
Office location: Leeds (*or remote working with frequent access to the Leeds office)
Closing date: Sunday the 25th April 2021
Why you should join us…
We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can’t get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.
We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.
Business overview per Business Area:
ITV manages a catalogue of 250,000+ hours of television programmes and feature films produced by the ITV companies or commissioned/acquired from third parties for broadcast and distribution. Effective management of the rights data that informs availability of these assets underpins the company’s commercial strategies for the exploitation and re-use of content throughout the world via multiple distribution channels.
This role entails…
As part of the Legal team, the Rights Management department works closely with Production, Music, and Finance to provide all areas of the business, and ITV’s strategic partners, with visibility and access to its content, “what have we got, and what can we do with it?” The department engages with many areas of the business that need rights availability and cost information in order to license content – including via internal trading. Licensing of content itself leads to payment and reporting obligations that also rely on accurate rights data.
The Senior Rights Executive works with the Rights Manager to promote the widest possible exploitation of ITV’s content by recording and maintaining rights data, advising on the availability and cost of exploiting rights and supporting ITV’s sales and distribution arms through the documentation, governance and administration of rights exploitation.
What do I need to get this role/job?
Substantial experience within a television rights environment
Experienced user of the PARIS and Genersys systems (or equivalent rights systems)
Experience in reading and interpreting complex legal data/documents
Service excellence and networking skills
Accuracy and an eye for detail
Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills
ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above)
Be responsible for the interpretation, input and verification of rights information for all ITV content into ITV’s rights and talent payment systems in accordance with agreed policies and standards
Assess availability and offer accurate clearance and cost information to all exploitation areas within company deadlines
Maintain strong working relationships with partners to ensure the continual flow of rights information into the department
Support the Rights Manager to monitor adherence to policies and standards in line with the relevant KPIs, and to improve working practices through quality checking
Provide solutions to rights clearance and cost issues and, where necessary, undertake risk assessments through discussion with the Rights Manager and Head of Rights Management.
Deliver service in accordance with any Service Level Agreements that apply to Rights Management.
Support the development of new technologies to achieve future facing rights management systems
In conjunction with the Rights Managers and Head of Rights Management, negotiate rights clearances & renewals required for secondary exploitation
Assisting ITV’s sales and distribution arms with the creation and maintenance of licences where necessary
Assisting in producing reporting to meet ITV’s obligations
Keep abreast of rights and talent union issues.
We’re happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything… our email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Find out more here
Find out more about our benefits http://www.itvjobs.com/why-join-us/benefits/
We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance
We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here