Specialist, Music & Media Clearances at Major League Baseball

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Specialist, Music & Media Clearances will fulfill responsibilities to help ensure that assigned media content and products, whether licensed, library, stock or original are cleared for air.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Assist in monitoring the underlying rights and clearance process from inception through completion for all MLBN & NHLN programming and various third-party programming. Responsibilities include music supervision, music, footage & image licensing as well as standards & practices for commercial advertising airing on MLB Network and NHL Network.
  • Develop and propose alternative solutions when rights cannot be secured.
  • Assist in compiling and delivering music cue sheets for all MLBN & NHLN programming.
  • Research emerging artists/ songs for placement within MLBN & NHLN programming.
  • Maintain rights and clearances databases and ensure media content and products are noted with proper copyright information and contract terms. 
  • Maintain and develop communication and personal relationships with record labels, music publishers, managers, etc. to keep abreast of new music licensing opportunities.
  • Copyright administration for current and backlog of accruals.
  • Analyze music usage to assist in planning and creating new content deals.
  • Oversee image requests, track studio show budget and provide image quarterly reports.
  • Help to create gratis licensing deals with indie artists for bumper/tease/rollout use on MLBN & NHLN.
  • Oversee and assign work to interns.
  • Help to create new systems for tracking 3rd party content expiration dates.
  • Other such duties as required.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

  •  1- 3 years’ work experience at a Television, Film, Licensing or Media Company.
  • Experience and understanding of music licensing is required.
  • Experience and understanding of third-party rights/clearances is required.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously under strict deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Be extremely well organized, self-motivated and demonstrate initiative and an ability to complete assignments in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals and groups both internally and externally.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess strong research and negotiating skills as well as problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Possess the manual dexterity to effectively operate keyboard/mouse on computers, edit equipment, etc.
  • Possess the visual acuity needed to effectively deliver required work product.
  • Possess the auditory acuity needed to effectively deliver required work product.
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for sufficient lengths of time in order to effectively deliver required work product.

  

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required.

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Location

Located in midtown west Manhattan across from Radio City Music Hall provides easy commuter access. Great restaurants in heart of NYC, let's go!

What are Major League Baseball Perks + Benefits

Major League Baseball Benefits Overview

We know that our employees' performance is directly related the environment that they're in. That's why at MLB, we provide exceptional Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage - premiums 100 percent employer covered - so you can focus on being your best.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision plan has only a $10 co-pay for annual eye exams and maximum out of pocket cost of $25 for glasses and/or contact lens.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums, with no deductible and minimum co-pays when in-network.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3 times an employee's annual salary. Premiums 100% employer covered.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Automatic annual employer contribution to 401(k)!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We often sponsor family oriented events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We typically host company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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