Rights Manager Job Description

Rights Manager Job Description

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Rights manager provides full support to the Head of Rights / Senior Rights Manager on all co-edition and rights sales.

Rights Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Uses discretion (with supervision, as appropriate) to personally answer certain requests by (i) searching and reviewing existing corporate databases, the internet, and other sources (including the pulling of hard copy files, documents)
Preparing repertoire data for registration with collecting societies
Registering and claiming for BMG owned repertoire via the "collecting societies" online platforms (GVL, ifpi Sweden)
Research for historical releases and third party compilations that include our repertoire and registering/claiming for them in the GVL-platform
Tracking of GVL registrations/claims and reporting of missing confirmations from third parties
Spotting gaps of registrations, preparing data accordingly and registering these with the societies
Provide day to day program and project management of key business & human rights initiatives, most immediately in connection with the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, Myanmar and Women’s empowerment initiatives
Manage budget and financial forecasts
Design and manage detailed project plans to support the goals and initiatives
Work with VP and other cross-functional team members to identify necessary resources for timely and successful completion of tasks

Rights Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Rights Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP

Education for Rights Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the rights manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Law, Education, Public Administration, Public Policy, Human Rights, Administration, Management, Social Sciences, MBA

Skills for Rights Manager

Desired skills for rights manager include:

Bradbury Phillips Rights Database
Digital media landscape
Intellectual property rights
MS Office
Media rights
Third Party Labor Rights issues globally
Underlying rights
121 support and other communications methods
Author rights / contracts and Sarbanes Oxley compliance regulations
Broadcast and DVD rights

Desired experience for rights manager includes:

Ensure that project milestones are met and that owners are on track for timely completion
Provide periodic reporting on projects and status of cross-function team’s deliverables
Facilitate effective collaboration and flow of information between cross-functional team members in order to meet goals and objectives, including the Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Government Affairs and global field Social & Environmental Responsibility teams
Influence and constructively engage internal business partners to achieve goals
Lead monthly or periodic working committee meetings, create agendas, facilitate discussions and provide written meeting recap
Develop metrics and tools to evaluate impact and success against initiatives, including progress over time

Rights Manager Examples

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Rights Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a rights manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for rights manager
  • Secure approvals for compilations and reissues from WMG label approvers and artist representatives
  • Work with RMRA’s Catalog Research Group to research the applicable rights and restrictions for recordings that we wish to license
  • Work closely with members of the licensing teams at WMG’s affiliates to facilitate the clearance process and resolve any issues that may arise
  • Work as part of the rights management team on Turner’s international rights management system to support Asia Pacific
  • Determine eligible metadata to deliver to collection societies, review for quality and correctness, and deliver metadata in appropriate file format required by society
  • Resolve disputes – or double-claims – and withdraw claims on recordings not represented and maintain claims on recordings owned by represented record labels
  • Receive incoming royalty statements from societies and match to correct labels
  • Build strong relationships with collection societies, communicating clearly and frequently to ensure recordings are getting registered and disputes resolved in a timely manner
  • Identify inefficiencies and improve upon current processes, both internally and with societies
  • Perform periodic royalty audits to ensure priority recordings are registered and earning royalties from societies
Qualifications for rights manager
  • Prior experience in growing and managing key accounts and preparing quotes and proposals
  • Knowledge of the emerging trends in content delivery
  • Strong PC Skills, proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and is able to create and build spreadsheets
  • Avid consumer of digital content including music, videos, and books
  • Knowledgeable of online social media trends and how to leverage various online communities to raise one’s visibility
  • Multi-tasker—can handle various projects simultaneously and independently
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Rights Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of rights manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for rights manager
  • Providing rights training for staff / support for key staff members
  • Develop and continuously assess a vendor management plan for the outsourcing of all rights activities, ensuring quality and cost control
  • Setting up and managing the creation, management, and processing of the data that accurately describes the rights we own or have licensed
  • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders to implement strategic initiatives key to our continued success with our music licensing
  • Ingesting data from third party service companies
  • Partners with TS to steward the IPM system, which includes analysis and conversion of IP, rights and attribute data along with comparative analysis of rights owned across systems
  • Contractual analysis, interpretation and advice
  • Determine eligible metadata to deliver to collection societies, review for quality and correctness, and deliver in appropriate file format required by society
  • Perform audits to ensure priority recordings are registered and earning appropriate royalties from societies
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure rights issues
Qualifications for rights manager
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a wide variety of colleagues and customers
  • Results-oriented style
  • Strong strategic thinking skills, excellent negotiation skills, strong presentation skill
  • Ability to provide feedback to manager, communicate goals, report on progress
  • Experience of successfully introducing development methodologies, tools and processes
  • Strong software analysis and design skills with a good understanding of service orientated software design
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a rights manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for rights manager
  • Consistently meet and/or exceed performance objectives
  • Identify inefficiencies and suggest improvements for current processes, both internally and with societies
  • Partner internally (client management, accounting, product development, legal) and externally (societies, 3rd party rights holders) to identify, report and resolve issues
  • Track, analyze, and report on performance metrics such as revenue and deliveries
  • Handle escalations and perform root cause analysis, putting gap closure action in place when needed
  • Build strong relationships with societies, communicating clearly and frequently to ensure recordings are registered and disputes resolved in a timely manner
  • Assist with the acquisition and retention of Performance Rights Services clients
  • Lead GSK’s work to understand our commitment to address the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across GSK’s operations
  • Represent M &S in Human Rights collaborations as required
  • Maintain an ongoing, high level of familiarity with evolving internal content clearance guidelines and site terms of use
Qualifications for rights manager
  • Ideally has held a similar role in a Software House
  • Educated to degree level in IT, Mathematics, Physics or a Business discipline
  • Proven experience of business/solution analysis processes and documentation
  • B.A./BS in a related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years successful rights sales experience required
  • Experience and/or relationships with international and/or media businesses a plus
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Rights Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a rights manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for rights manager
  • Lead product decisions, prioritization, and execution
  • Understand Facebook’s strategic and competitive position vs
  • Own the mission, strategy, goals, and metrics to measure those goals
  • General management of the Rights Management team
  • Working with cross-functional teams in the delivery of a centralized and robust Rights Management system
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the day-to-day delivery of all things related to rights
  • Oversee the overall implementation of the strategy, performing overall analysis of program and developing issues and new directions for the program
  • Supervise the work of two (2) program officers and one administrative staff and is responsible for developing and growing their skills and capacities within the team
  • As part of program’s supervisory team, help coordinate activities and processes, including team building, learning events, and communication about administrative processes and timelines
  • Establish and maintain linkages with partners within OSF and externally
Qualifications for rights manager
  • Familiarity with DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD publishing a strong plus
  • Multilingual conversational ability a plus
  • Provide specific dollars and/or unit measures which indicate the position's impact or effect on the business (think in terms of revenue or expense dollars, staff size)
  • Approximate yearly revenue goal is $5 million
  • Monitor and promptly update monthly option/contracts report
  • Through sales trips & attendance at int'l book fairs (London, Frankfurt, BEA) meet with customers to increase client base
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of rights manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for rights manager
  • Coordinate conferences and expert consultations
  • You are adept at interacting with all levels of management
  • You are confident and have an aptitude for decision-making
  • You have experience of content strategy decision making
  • You have experience of customer support and pre-sales support
  • You have some experience of working with legal concepts
  • Advise projects on the approach to land acquisition, including budgets and programmes
  • Manage consultants undertaking transactions on the company's behalf
  • Personally handle high-value or high-risk negotiations
  • Ensure that construction and operational activities comply with land and other agreements
Qualifications for rights manager
  • Manage and supervise one international rights coordinator
  • Successfully manage the sale of rights within set territories to achieve annual goals
  • Negotiate contractual terms in conjunction with Int'l Rights Director
  • Organize and prepare for book fairs and publisher sales meetings
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and relevant experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years publishing or rights sales background

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