The Business Affairs Manager is responsible for maintaining industry relationships and to secure rights clearances in connection with the marketing of Apps, and other third party content. This content is used in global marketing communications including on the App Store, direct marketing, social media, pr and events. This person will have a highly collaborative attitude and keep communication flowing efficiently to ensure rights are secured and processes are being followed with regards to licensing, production, legal clearance, etc.
Liaises with App Store Marketing, Creative teams and producers to understand what the deliverables are, and how the content will be used in each piece, in order to negotiate appropriate usage rights. Works closely with other teams within Apple including the larger Business Affairs team, as well as local teams within the App Store, and WW Developer Relations to secure appropriate content, and Apple's Legal group in researching trademark and legal issues, and providing the business context for contract negotiations.
Minimum 5+ years advertising, marketing or production management experience
Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
Knowledge and understanding of Apple technology (iPhone, iPad, apps, Mac, etc.)
Strong communication skills and calm approach
Demonstrated ability to be effective and to exercise influence in a complex organization; exercising sound strategic, legal and business judgment in challenging situations; independent and proactive
Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with employees
Team player willing to work with staff at all levels
Excellent problem-solving skills and pragmatic legal judgement
High degree of flexibility and availability to travel as needed
Proficient working knowledge of Keynote, Numbers and Pages.
Work with third party entities to secure consent and clear rights when referencing their assets
Monitor and ensure compliance with procedures and policies with vendors, talent, licensing and publishing
Facilitate internal communication between teams so projects are moving forward (flag local legal issues, content constraints, timing, etc.)
Maintain communication with team leads to make sure information is flowing properly, action items are clear, and issues are escalated at the right time and to the right people
Work with multiple teams and provide a legal perspective advice and counseling on a wide variety of matters, including trademarks and copyrights
Assess, manage and communicate risks, and advise team leads concerning risk, exposure and strategic options
Manage third party content review process
Educate teams on legal and third part content in order to ensure teams are working efficiently
Maintain business affairs process deck, releases, and trackers for all projects
Education & Experience
JD a plus, Bachelors Degree required.