Business Affairs Manager

New York, NY
May 24, 2022
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
Job Description


The Washington Post is seeking a Business Affairs Manager to join its Marketing Operations team. This team supports the custom advertising programs created on behalf of our brand partners. As Business Affairs Manager, you will support the Client Solutions organization with all aspects of structuring, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of business matters, including legal agreements relating to the development, production, and acquisition of original branded content. The role will have a variety of responsibilities including business term development, negotiation support as well as independent negotiation of smaller-scale vendor and production service agreements, industry research and supporting and advising internal stakeholders on the contents and parameters of our deals. You will also help to ensure all digital insertion orders meet established terms and will work to negotiate in partnership with our Agency teams, Client Partner Teams and Legal teams to find appropriate and complementary terms for the advertiser as well as Washington Post.

  • You have a fluency in legal terminology and protocol
  • You are organized, driven, and eager to create new processes to drive business outcomes
  • You have an aptitude for simplying and communicating complex ideas
  • You enjoy working with cross-functional partners to find innovate solutions
  • You have expertise in and passion for digital content, fluency in working with advertising agencies, media companies, publishers, and production companies

  • Contract drafting, negotiating and advisory responsibilities for WP Client Services team
  • Draft, revise, review, and negotiate media vendor agreements, technology vendor agreements, talent agreements, license agreements, statements of work, LOAs, and other legal documents
  • Advise on all Business Affairs matters for development, production, post production, sales, distribution, and service of all business endeavors from a legal, financial, production and strategic perspective
  • Review provided advertiser content for potential legal isssues
  • Work with cross-functional partners including Legal, Finance, Client Partnerships, Product Marketing, Operations and WP Creative Group.
  • Participate in project scoping discussions
  • Help identify media program deal points
  • Serve as key liaison between media partner and client's legal teams
  • Work with internal counsel handling production, legal and rights and clearance matters
  • Analyze deal opportunities and formulate business strategies with respect to various development and production matters
  • Review creative materials with Agency teams to ensure compliance with Client standards and legal requirements
  • Oversee corporate compliance with contractual and legal obligations in regards to Media and Production
  • Working with Producers to review and manage third party contracts/SOWs to ensure compliance
  • Maintaining department business affairs files (signed agreements, e-mails, etc.) from all projects
  • Assist with handling of rights clearance issues
  • Identify and resolve legal process issues
  • Work with Agency teams to evaluate and solve production and contract concerns
  • Advise Agency teams and Client on key legal /business issues, rules, regulations, and best practices

  • 5+ years of experience in Business Affairs
  • Business Affairs experience with media properties and creative agencies
  • Proven experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating legal agreements
  • Experience with social networking, platform integrations, publishing platforms, print & digital media
  • Experience negotiating strategic transactions

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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