Talent Buyer Job Description

Talent Buyer Job Description

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Talent buyer provides producers and Client teams with accurate estimates for talent session fees, usage, residuals, and all other talent and music fees.

Talent Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective talent buyer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included talent buyer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must use knowledge of band histories and make initial contact and follow-up
Must use knowledge of band histories and make contact and follow-up
Schedule meetings, conferences and appointments
Manage calendar for manager various venues
Negotiating contracts with music agents for artist performances
Overseeing the marketing and ticketing of events
Working with managers on potential festival projects
Development creative properties that can be grown into annual events
Program talent for client and fee based bookings
Daily communication with touring professionals (agents, managers, record label reps) and assist in the pursuit of talent that has been identified to make sense within the various venues and markets in the Business Unit

Talent Buyer Qualifications

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

Education for Talent Buyer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the talent buyer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Sciences, Arts, Education, Public Relations, Communications, Business, Business/Administration, Management, Engineering

Skills for Talent Buyer

Desired skills for talent buyer include:

Grass roots marketing
Music industry
Radio and print promotions and F&B operations
Microsoft Office
Tours and talent industry
Band histories and make initial contact and follow-up
Band histories and make contact and follow-up
Both historical and contemporary
Tours and Talent industries is an asset
Music and concerts

Desired experience for talent buyer includes:

Track record of supplier performance improvement in all aspects of QDR (Quality, Delivery & Relationship)
Establish a robust commodity strategy
Track record of cost reduction
Warehousing and distribution understanding
Requires an in-depth knowledge of the procurement industry in the rail market
Technical understanding of industry requirements

Talent Buyer Examples

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Talent Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a talent buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for talent buyer
  • Able to recommend programs and formulate contracts that include all aspects of a program including social media, online content
  • Create and distribute show info sheets for newly confirmed shows
  • Proof-read and review confidential show documents, ticket audits, newsletters, flyers
  • Review, log and file contract deal points, show confirmation sheets, and offer sheets
  • Assist with the management of pending contracts and venue calendars
  • Organize and maintain show files, records, contact lists, and master poster log/cabinet
  • Responsible for buying talent for the venue
  • Build ticket plans and scale maps in collaboration with venue box office
  • Build show offers and submit to the venue and agent for review and confirmation
  • Scout for potential new clients, partners and projects such as artists, agents, independent promoters, and shows to increase company revenue, business, and reach the forecasted bottom line
Qualifications for talent buyer
  • MRP / Purchasing experience (SAP preferable)
  • Computer literacy in MS Office programs (or other programs if the position demands it, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat)
  • Daily communication with touring professionals (agents, managers, record label reps) to ensure pursuit of talent that has been identified to make sense within the various venues and markets in the Business Unit
  • Ability to travel / cover shows throughout the business unit (in and outside of Chicago)
  • Collaborate with agents and management in order to build offers and book venue offers for club size shows
  • May also be involved in marketing meetings to brainstorm and produce creative ideas or ways to increase ticket sales and discuss potential new projects
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Talent Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a talent buyer. 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 talent buyer
  • Assist Talent Buyer with the booking of events
  • Advance shows on the day of an event
  • Assist office with any administrative duties
  • Buy profitable talent by actively reaching out to agents with booking possibilities
  • Negotiate offer details with music agents for artist performances
  • Oversee the marketing and ticketing of events
  • Create show or event budgets
  • Travel to cover road shows, events, festivals and seek new clients, projects and partners
  • Standard schedule, though occasional weekend work might be required
  • Salary = $31,200 ($15/hr)
Qualifications for talent buyer
  • Assist Talent Buyer administratively in all aspects of booking live shows for the House of Blues
  • Must maintain an intimate knowledge all genres of music including, but not limited to, indie, dance, mainstream contemporary – the position requires a strong understand of acts that play 600-1100 capacity venues
  • Must be able to work in tandem with special events team on managing calendar dates
  • Must be able to work in tandem with national touring team on managing calendar dates
  • This position will work closely with Marketing, Production, Ticketing and Venue Management
  • Will work with venue marketer on ticket give-away promotions, marketing materials and street team efforts
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Talent Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a talent buyer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for talent buyer
  • Book stand up comedy tours and one-off shows, including routing, offer creating, negotiating, and all coordination
  • Produce stand up tours and shows both on site and remotely, including advancing, running a show, and settlement
  • Oversee the ticketing, marketing, and production of stand up comedy tours and shows
  • Monthly calendar – production and distributions
  • Establish, Build and Maintain positive relations with Managers, Agents and Industry people
  • Research & Book regional and local Latin Artists to develop standalone nights
  • Negotiate contractual agreements and deal structures with Artists representatives
  • Develop & Implement creative marketing/promotional plans with outside agents and managers
  • Creating, organizing and maintaining show budgets and ad grids, in addition to invoicing and settling the advertising on each show
  • Execute radio and tv buys/print buys/show papering
Qualifications for talent buyer
  • Must be fluent in MS Office Suite (Including but not limited to Excel, Word, Outlook, etc)
  • Settlement/Financial knowledge
  • Responsible for all aspects of booking Comedy Shows
  • Strong passion for live comedy
  • Cultivate key professional relationships with agents, managers, public relations agencies and comedians
  • Ensure the handling all publicity requests including distributing press releases, solicited stories for upcoming events, day of show photo/media requests
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Talent Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of talent buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for talent buyer
  • Work closely with core show teams -- box office manager, local market president, production manager, general manager, staff accounting and operations to ensure marketing information is communicated and teams are operationally prepared to handle such initiatives
  • Develop, lead and implement overall brand strategy, planning and management
  • Develop and execute any new branded shows, concerts, and festival touring ideas- strategically place each of the new and existing brands in select markets
  • Create and execute annual business plan for events, ensuring we hit targeted goals
  • Develop new and maintain current promotional partnerships domestically and internationally
  • Develop new and maintain international venue relationships
  • Work with artists and their managers on creating any new hard ticket or touring opportunities
  • Create, facilitate and oversee marketing plan with Marketing Managers for selective branded shows, concerts and tours
  • Ensure that flow of venue and promoter information gets to all team members in an orderly and timely fashion
  • Develop and drive strategic brand planning to accelerate brand growth to meet goals and objectives
Qualifications for talent buyer
  • Ability to adapt and execute projects in fast pace environment while keeping organized
  • Study market trends now and in the future to identify emerging trends and opportunities on short-term long-term basis
  • Attend and work company events (domestic/international travel expected, economy class)
  • Required 8+ years’ experience in music entertainment industry talent curation, promotions or business development
  • Strategically managing bookings to ensure an even spread of talent throughout all venues
  • Work with each account on a daily basis to ensure budgets are set
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Talent Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a talent buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for talent buyer
  • Work with each account on a daily basis to ensure that each account is satisfied with the quality of bookings
  • Organize and attend weekly booking meetings with all accounts
  • Liaison with Tour Managers and Venues to ensure production needs are met
  • Establish relationships with industry people (agents, band managers, and label reps)
  • Liaison with Artist Relations to ensure that ground and hotels are provided
  • Achieve all show sheets
  • Liaison with accounting to ensure that payment deadlines are met
  • Settle shows where applicable
  • Keep all booking documents up to date
  • Visit each venue on a weekly basis during operation
Qualifications for talent buyer
  • Monitor all competition in any relevant markets
  • Monitor any radius clause issues
  • Minimum 4 years or more industry talent buying experience in the entertainment industry
  • Establish, build and maintain positive relations with agents, managers and industry representatives
  • Coordinate with Marketing, Ticketing and production for each event booked
  • Handle all regional local agents, assisting with national acts where appropriate

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