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Contracts Administrator, Distribution

Boat Rocker Media

Posted Nov 2 - Toronto

Award winning Toronto based media company Boat Rocker Media Inc. (“BRM”) is currently seeking a talented and ambitious professional to handle contract administration duties for the company’s Distribution division, Boat Rocker Rights (“BRR”). The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in contracts administration within a distribution operation, as well as excellent communication skills and the proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with different levels of personnel within Boat Rocker, specifically business and legal affairs, to analyze and solidify the overall contract strategy for BR Rights.
• Serve as a liaison between internal and external parties during contract development and negotiation stages.
• Work closely with BRR sales team when negotiating key terms of all sales contracts (licence agreements).
• Work closely with BRR acquisitions team when negotiating key terms of all acquisitions contracts (producer agreements)
• Maintain deal checklist of key negotiation terms for sales & acquisitions licenses; coordinate with BRR President, business affairs, media operations and rights administration as required.
• Prepare, file, manage and distribute all distribution contracts (license and producer agreements) to internal and external parties.
• Responsible for license detail entry into rights management software - rights sold, territory, delivery dates, invoice dates, etc.
• Responsible to maintain and update list of third party productions for insurance purposes on a quarterly basis.
• Coordinate with production and business affairs for inclusion of all proprietary production updates for insurance purposes.
• Direct report to President of BR Rights, with additional instruction from BRM’s business and legal affairs and BRR’s Director of Rights Management & Administration.

Qualifications:
• At least 2 years of experience managing business affairs and/or contracts administration within the entertainment industry.
• Excellent working knowledge of international television distribution and a strong familiarity with rights negotiation.
• Effective ability to negotiate and execute contracts
• Working knowledge of third-party distribution operations and client management.
• Strong relationships and familiarity with various global broadcasters and platforms.
• Must be well organized, detail-oriented, efficient and have the ability to prioritize.
• Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet conflicting deadlines in short timeframe.
• Excellent reading and language comprehension.
• Ability to work independently, manage workload, prioritize and take initiative.
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.
• Superior oral and written communication skills and the ability to explain complex issues simply, clearly and tactfully.
• Excellent people skills and ability to work as part of a team at all levels of an organization.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
• This is a full-time position. Hours of work are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Primary position location: Toronto, ON

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply to rights@boatrocker.com no later than November 17, 2017.

Boat Rocker is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.
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