Business Affairs Executive [O5093]

A fantastic opportunity as a Business Affairs Executive at a global media creator and distributor. 


Our client is a producer and distributor of a wide range of content, covering both factual and scripted.

With ‘000s of hours of programming in the library, the company has production / acquisition deals in place around the world, and its content is in high demand just about everywhere.


As Business Affairs Executive, you will be responsible for drafting, reviewing, issuing and negotiating agreements alongside related administrative work to ensure the timely conclusion of all contract licenses. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and issue standard sales license contracts from a system generated template, or delegate drafting of standard licenses to the right person
  • Review distribution contracts issued on client paperwork to ensure that they accurately reflect instructions issued by the Sales Department
  • Work closely with several departments ensuring sales licenses are issued, negotiated and executed to company quarterly and annual deadlines, communicating any issues that may arise in the process
  • Prepare and negotiate agreements ancillary to sales such as dubbing and access agreements
  • Ensure all contracts conform to precedents previously agreed by the business and the client in question 
  • Drafting NOA’s, ensuring timely completion/signature of NOA’s related to all license agreements
  • Checklist sales license agreements in Rights Tracker to ensure rights entry conforms to terms of agreement. 


As an experienced Business Affairs Executive, you will have had several years of experience working in the film and TV industry or equivalent. 

It is vital that you have an in-depth understanding of the basic legal framework of distribution agreements, along with a good understanding of TV rights. 


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to talk to us about this role, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.



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  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role
  • We aim to respond to candidates within 14 days.

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Searchlight strives to promote equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

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