Edelman is a leading global Communications Marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age’s “Agency to Watch” in 2014; one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014”; and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014 and was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the third time in 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.
Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
This position involves managing the production, legal, business and financial aspects of Digital, Broadcast, and Print Production for our Clients, including production and talent budgeting and contracting, budget administration, licensing of third-party materials, and scoping and managing of legal issues (including interpretation of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) commercial contract as it relates to specific interactive productions).
Assist production in creating digital content estimates
Review and counsel on Statements of Work for content production
Handle talent contracting for all areas of production
Interpret SAG contract provisions and prepare SAG estimates
Prepare talent contracts, including standard SAG, over-scale, and non-union talent agreements
Review creative for potential legal issues, including clearances and licensing of third-party print and social media materials
Work closely with legal counsel in resolving potential production liabilities and creating solutions for agency and clients
Handle third-party clearances and licensing (including music, stock images, software, etc.) necessary for production
Approve and facilitate invoice approvals and payment
Assist producers and project managers in closing out jobs for final billing
Generate vendor production agreements in all areas of content production
Liaise between Production and Legal to address any specific legal/liability issues arising from a particular production
Track and maintain meticulous records for all third party material licenses
Facilitate brand partnerships between clients and third parties.
Must have knowledge of performance unions and talent hiring both in the US and abroad
Strong negotiating skills necessary
Basic understanding of legal contract provisions
Experience working in PR, Earned Media, Integrated and Influencer Marketing a plus
Should feel comfortable in a fast-past environment while managing urgent deadlines, organizing and reporting a variety of production details
BA/BS degree from a four-year college and/or 7+ years of related work experience in an agency business affairs environment