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Acquisition Lead for Programming Department

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Acquisitions Executive role is critical to the Programming Department, providing support to the Acquisitions team and serving as a vital link and liaison to third party distributors and internal departments such as Schedule Planning, Legal, Finance and Operations functions. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Entry and maintenance of rights management information into IDM database and other systems; collaborating with team members to create accurate financial and legal records.
  • Liaise directly with key distributors and keep the team informed of new projects in development, conduct commercial negotiations as and when required by the Executive Producer - Commissioning
  • Keep the programming, on-air and creative teams informed and up to date on the progress of commercial discussions being conducted by the Director of Programmes.
  • Liaise with Legal and Finance department over deal memo sign-off, circulation and amendments.
  • Raise purchase orders in SAP, tracking, checking and maintaining records (PO’s and vendor records) in SAP.
  • Oversee licence fee payments to third parties.
  • Provide commercial and editorial support and analysis to the programming team as and when required.
  • Ensure swift delivery of broadcast material at the point of deal closure.
  • General administrative support to ensure smooth running of the department.

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Passionate about news
  • PC literacy:
  • Understanding of database structures
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise at all levels
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to take initiative and prioritise the workload to ensure deadlines are met
  • Understanding of financial and accounting processes
  • Fluent written and spoken English

 

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