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FremantleMedia Limited | London

Contracts Executive

Full Time
20. March 2017

PURPOSE

 

To provide global legal and business affairs services support to FMI, predominantly focussing on international sales and distribution activities.  Working as part of a small team to support high performing global sales teams, operating from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Canada.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Checking, amending and approving deal memos within tight timeframes.

·         Drafting and negotiating standard long form contracts and amendments.

·         Reviewing and amending third party agreements (with supervision where applicable).

·         Proof-reading contracts.

·         Research and analysis of programmes or legal topics on a case by case basis.

·         Tracking all contracts and updating WIP lists.

·         Ensuring all contracts are turned round as soon as possible by liaising both internally and with licensees.

·         Establish and successfully maintain relationships with Sales Execs and sales co-ordinators globally.

·         Maintaining efficient filing in line with department’s filing policies for all contracts and correspondence.

·         Dealing promptly with general queries and/ or requests from sales and production executives, internal support teams and licensees relating to contractual or business affairs issues.

·         Point of contact for in-house rights databases – both within Legal team and for system upgrades and testing.

·         Be able to know when upwards referral is required and ensure more senior team members are kept across matters when required.

·         Keeping up to date with changes and developments in relevant laws and distribution practices in a fast moving media sales environment.

·         Other duties as required by the department.

 

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

·         Experience of working within a legal and business affairs environment although formal legal qualifications are not required.

·         Experience in media environment.

·         Proactive, able to work autonomously and use initiative.

·         Collaborative approach, able to work well as part of a team.

·         Ability to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.

·         Highly organised administrator.

·         Excellent attention to detail.

·         Good (level appropriate) drafting and negotiation skills.

·         Good communication and interpersonal skills, resilient.

·         Commercial awareness.

·         Computer Literate (MS Office, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).

·         Flexibility.

·         Cultural sensitivity.

 

 

DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

·           Knowledge of the global TV distribution business including digital distribution.

·         International and cultural awareness.

·         Practical knowledge of the “worksite “system desirable but not essential.

·         Data Rights Management System.

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While FremantleMedia are committed to career development and training, legal training contracts are not available. 






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