Broadcast Production

Sr. Business Manager-Business Affairs

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Work Type: Full Time
Sr. Business Manager - Business Affairs
Job Description    
DEPARTMENT:                  Integrated Production
ACCOUNTABLE TO:         Head of Integrated Production

To work as part of the Integrated Production department and as a liaison to the Account Management and Accounting Departments to create and review estimates, manage the billing process, help traffic broadcast/content, and assist producers as needed. The candidate will work under direct supervision.

    Facilitate completing estimates and routing to client for approval in order to obtain and assign purchase orders in a timely manner
    Assist in art buying, music licensing, union talent pricing/payment, vendor set up
    Manage production, talent, and insurance contracts/agreements
    Alert production and account teams to any red flags concerning talent, budget, and legal
    Work with agency legal to review creative and secure any necessary clearances, trademarks, etc.
    Track project actuals to their corresponding estimates
    Aid in monitoring client budgets to ensure spending is accurate and efficient
    Develop and build relationship with client counterpart(s)
    Basic broadcast trafficking as needed

    Knowledge of the client and agency billing process
    Knowledge of agency production process
    Working knowledge of an advertising agency including but not limited to all production aspects, billing, and trafficking processes.
Ability to:
    Work independently as well as part of a team
    Problem solve and develop creative solutions
    Use database and spread sheet computer programs
    Handle details with complete accuracy
    Work well under pressure
    Handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions
Sense of urgency:
    Be assertive with accomplishing tasks, while using tact and diplomacy
    Organize and maintain accessible files for large amounts of data
    Excellent written and verbal communication
    Maintain Interpersonal relationships
    Effectively interact with all levels of staff and outside contacts

    4-year degree (or equivalent work experience)
    5+ years of billing experience
    Producing and broadcast trafficking experience or knowledge a plus
    SAG/AFTRA talent experience
    Advertising agency experience

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