Broadcast Production

Associate Business Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota   |   Full Time

 TITLE: Associate Business Manager

DEPARTMENT: Integrated Production

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Head of Integrated Production and Accounting


To work as part of the Integrated Production and Accounting departments 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 and business managers. 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

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)

Broadcast and digital 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


Written and verbal communication

Interpersonal relationships

Effectively interact with all levels of staff and outside contacts


4-year degree (or equivalent work experience)

3+ years of billing experience

Producing and broadcast trafficking experience or knowledge a plus

SAG/AFTRA talent experience a plus

Advertising agency experience a plus

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