Creative & Marketing


Full Time

Our client, an independent 360 integrated advertising agency headquartered in Boston, is seeking a Business Affairs Manager. This person is part of a small, but growing team assigned to draft, review and negotiate a variety of agreements, as well as review Agency creative for potential legal or clearance issues, with a heavy emphasis on all aspects of production including film, video, digital, social, print, web, experiential, industrial, and out-of-home.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Review content throughout the development process (treatments, scripts, rough cuts) across all media for potential legal and network clearance issues and to assess third-party rights.
  • Identify, manage, and communicate legal issues during the production process
  • Negotiate, draft, review and administer a wide variety of agreements across all media platforms including production agreements, vendor agreements with production partners, intellectual property licenses, music contracts, and talent contracts including non-union talent, Influencers, and Content Creators
  • Supervise the clearance and licensing of third-party content (i.e. talent, music, trademarks, film, user generated content, etc.) for inclusion in video, print and web related media
  • Provide risk mitigation strategies to the Agency team during creative concepting and production.
  • Work closely with client teams to assess and manage risk
  • Manage a heavy volume of correspondence and contracts in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Liaise with legal counsel on the drafting of all contracts, and review of trademark, copyright and clearance matters
  • Conduct preliminary trademark searches
  • Maintain a library of executed contracts by client and project
  • Set up a calendar and manage all usage, licensing, and rights renewals across talent, music, and stock.
  • Prepare estimates for union and non-union talent session and use fees


  • 3+ years of business affairs experience, preferably within advertising or media/entertainment
  • Contracts experience and basic understanding of copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property
  • Knowledge of SAG guidelines
  • Knowledge of film/video/photo terminology, industry standards and practices
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a cooperative member of a team as well as interact with senior level executives and clients
  • Bachelor’s degree