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Vice President, Rights & Partnerships at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings in Los Angeles, California

Posted in Public Relations 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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.

UEG is an award-winning global agency specializing in entertainment, sports and lifestyle marketing. We create breakthrough marketing by leveraging the people, places and platforms that shape pop culture. Our suite of services includes celebrity/influencer programming, music-film-tv/digital-sports partnerships, communications, branded content and experiential. 

The team at UEG is a dynamic group, bringing together best-in-class expertise across entertainment, sports and lifestyle, paired with a strong understanding of brand building and effective marketing communications. This is a work hard, play hard environment where a true passion for culture are married with the desire to create business changing work for our clients. 

UEG is currently looking for a Vice President supporting our Entertainment Sector, focused on three specific areas (1) Net new and organic business development, (2) Creative program and concept ideation and (3) lead client senior problem solving / optimization. Working closely with the EVP heading this sector, this individual will focus efforts on Film & TV/Streaming, but will have purview into esports/Gaming, music and the broader agency offerings as well. This employee will assist in growing this part of the business by delivering both a high level of client service to existing clients and identifying new opportunities to continue our growth and leadership in this industry. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Identifying new business opportunities both from inside and outside the UEG/Edelman network.

  • Collaborating with the broader UEG team on business development opportunities. 

  • Scoping of opportunities. 

  • Securing of innovative ideas from and with industry partners (e.g. studios, networks, production, platforms, etc.). 

  • Development of innovative ideas appropriate for individual clients. 

  • Senior level oversight (problem solving / solution orientation) of key clients within the agency structure, from a subject matter expert perspective, working collaboratively with members of the R&P and Account teams. 

  • Working collaboratively with discipline leads in their respective areas (e.g. Film, TV/Streaming, etc.), as well as with the Business Development team. 

  • Provide expert knowledge and insight to help evaluate the potential impact and results of such programs against objectives and assist in securing new accounts and growing existing ones. 

  • Provide strategic counsel, guidance and leadership to staff, supervising one or more staff members, and ensuring the team's success by managing work quality and productivity levels  

  • Maintain relationships with senior-level client contacts, colleagues and external partners  

  • Consistently hold self and staff accountable for behavior and performance 

  • Seek and suggest process improvements and support positive change initiatives 

  • Participate in the development and adoption of new products/services; leverage IP with clients 

  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals  

  • Superb networking, teamwork, negotiation, and interpersonal/diplomatic skills with ability to work effectively with stakeholders to achieve a common goal 

  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with our firm’s values


  • Should have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience within a studio, network, or broadcast outlet, and/or at an agency with directly relevant experience and knowledge in this space. 

  • Must have the ability and passion to sell and be a creative marketer and problem solver. 

  • Highest level of client services experience with the ability to act quickly and thoughtfully.

  • Must have excellent written and verbally communications skills with the ability to communicate to all levels of an organization, crisply and succinctly.

  • Motivated by an extremely collaborative and fast-moving environment. 

  • Should bring a love of solving strategic business challenges with creative solutions, in collaboration with our clients. 

  • Should be a passionate self-starter who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves. 

  • Possess strong knowledge and passion of the entertainment (TV/Streaming, Film, Gaming, Music) industry, and future trends/opportunities shaping it. 

  • Should have a knowledge of working promotional/integration models present in this space. 

  • Should be a big and creative thinker. 

  • Ability to travel 

  • Ability to work nights / weekends, as require