T Brand Studio is a fast-growing team of energetic writers, journalists, editors, videographers, designers and developers creating branded content across all of The New York Times’ advertiser verticals. Reporting to the Director of Operations for T Brand, the Senior Business Affairs Manager will manage and track contracts with a focus on insertion orders, statements of work, NDA’s and other forms as the business requires. This role will work closely with Legal, Advertising Operations, Ad Sales, Editorial/Creative, Finance and other departments across the organization to review, negotiate, execute and update terms and conditions of all advertising contracts.
Key Accountabilities Include:
● Manage processes and standards for all legal documents, ensuring compliance across all contractual documents
● Summarize contracts terms and liaise between program management, sales and legal ● Assure third-party clearances and licensing (including music, stock images, software, etc.) necessary for production
● Track term and renewal deadlines, related important dates and records for all third-party licenses little
● Maintain contracts repository
● Compile regular and ad-hoc reports on pending and executed
● Administer all client-facing contracts which includes drafting, reviewing redlines, negotiating, flagging concerns (with internal stakeholders), providing a recommendation for a resolution of the concerns until issue is resolved while ensuring clients are satisfied and mitigating risk for the business
● Be available to join pre-sale and post-sale client calls concerning contracts ● Provide guidance on RFPs by consulting with Program Management and sales on proposals
● Manage contract administration, provide contract training structure, create information resources, workflow process, conduct trainings and provide 1:1 support when needed ● Utilize critical thinking to analyze complex contract requirements, special provisions, pricing, internal approvals, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations and corporate policies
● Create cross-functional partnerships with finance, operations, HR and planning to streamline processes
● Manage T&Cs, NDAs, vendor engagements and usage rights based on evolving business and workflow needs; anticipate consequences and communicate and coach teams affected accordingly
• Bachelor’s Degree; JD not necessary
• 5+ years drafting and negotiating agreements
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (primarily Word, Excel, Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Additional Qualifications
• Experience with program licensing and working at a media company preferred • Excellent analytical, drafting, communication, project management, and organizational skills • Effective and dedicated client-support skills and experience
• Attention to detail, ability to handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities at a time
• Keen ability to understand and re-assess on a constant basis the day, week, and year’s priorities. Communicate priorities and needs internally as well as externally
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment across time zones across advertising and media environments and cultures, and ability to communicate with agency and client groups
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
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