Business Affairs Executive - Non-Scripted, ITV Studios

Business Affairs Executive, ITV Studios Non-Scripted.
Permanent Role

ITV is Britain’s biggest and most popular commercial broadcaster. Every year ITV Studios produces hundreds of hours of programmes for many different broadcasters. Our Business Affairs department work closely with production teams throughout the creative process from the development stages right through to the delivery of programmes.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Affairs Executive to bring their legal skills to the world of media! Sitting within the Non-Scripted Business Affairs Team of ITV Studios, your role will be to negotiate contracts and third party agreements with broadcasters, co-production partners, talent agencies and format holders on a diverse range of programmes such as I’m A Celebrity, Love Island, This Morning and Come Dine With Me. You will provide trusted advice on legal and business affairs issues surrounding the production of programmes in areas such as copyright, trade marks and clearance and distribution issues.

You will need to build relationships with ITV Studios’ production teams, with the business affairs teams at commissioning broadcasters as well as with talent agents and key partners across the creative industry. You will work to tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment. An ability to anticipate any issues and to offer solutions quickly and efficiently is essential.

Our Business Affairs Executive will have a strong academic record, be a qualified solicitor and have post qualification experience. You will have general commercial contracts and/or business affairs experience having worked on a range of general commercial matters.  You will have a sound understanding of contract law and experience of working in a professional legal environment in a commercial/media role – either in-house or private practice.  Experience in television or media work is desirable but absolutely not a pre-requisite.
With excellent communication skills you’ll develop and maintain effective internal and external relationships working in a collaborative manner with other teams within the ITV Group.  You’ll quickly establish yourself as a team player, showing your enthusiasm and ability to grasp new areas with ease.

You’ll have strong organisational skills including time management and the ability to prioritise when working with competing deadlines.  With strong attention to detail, you’ll prove to be a skilful drafter of contracts with sound understanding of underlying legislation and commercial parameters, rising to the challenge of identifying and resolving problems where necessary.

If you have the skills and would relish the opportunity to develop your legal experience working across a diverse and exciting business group, where literally no two days are the same, we’d love to hear from you.

Our people are our greatest asset and, as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to work both in front of and behind the cameras.


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