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Rights Manager, Digital Full Time

at STV Glasgow in Glasgow (Published at 19-02-2021)

, Pacific Quay

Are you a digital rights native? Can you craft and draft content acquisition deals, and do you want to manage rights for our Digital division where nothing stands still and a background in rights management, and rights monetisation would be essential.

STV?s successful and rapidly growing digital business hosts the STV Player, the fastest growing commercial broadcast on demand streamer in the UK.
Our plans to grow the market position of the STV Player are ambitious. We?ve recently launched
UK-wide, expanding our growth prospects through entry to a significantly larger addressable market and creating opportunities to grow our customer base and revenue.
Currently available on all major platforms, offering more than 3,000 hours of Player-only content alongside a compelling Channel 3 network schedule, we deliver a unique it offering. And it is content, and its monetisation, that will be the key determinants of our future success.
To support the acceleration of our growth plans, a new position of Rights Manager, Digital, has been created, offering the right candidate the opportunity to make a marked contribution to our Digital team, and to fulfilment of our plans.
Reporting operationally to the Managing Director, Digital, and functionally to the Head of Legal, STV, a background in rights management and business affairs and strong commercial acumen are essential requirements. This role will interact with all areas of the digital business and establishing strong relationships across our broadcast business in areas of shared content exploitation will be critical. Externally and internally, this position will be the first point of contact for content and rights related queries, and will represent the digital business in contract and rights dealings with our content and distribution partners.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • In conjunction with the Digital Management Team, the development of a content strategy to deliver growth plans for STV Player, specifically advising on deal structures and scope.

  • Securing (including negotiating and drafting) content deals with distributors and producers using proven commercial contracting and negotiation skills.

  • Contract management of content renewals, acquisitions and amendments.

  • Overseeing an effective process to ensure maintenance of rights data for reporting, revenue tracking and payment to distributors and producers, including reporting to regulator, Ofcom.

  • Supported by the Head of Legal, management of commercial relationships with technology partners (to support video playout; hosting; ad insertion; ad serving; and analytics).

  • Ability to assist in any other aspects of the work of the Company as reasonably required.

  • A proven background in rights management and business affairs is essential.

  • Strong commercial acumen and demonstrable experience of commercial rights negotiation processes.

  • Genuine interest in media and in particular, digital platforms and the law and regulation in which they operate.

  • Enthusiasm to support, and contribute to, a fast moving business through changing times.

  • Readiness, and resilience, to think, learn, adapt and influence.

  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation and forward planning skills.

  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy in all aspects of work output.

  • Strong communication skills coupled with ability to collaborate and build relationships whether internally or externally.

If you feel you have the relevant skills along with the enthusiasm for our industry and award winning brand, we would love to hear from you. To apply please send a covering letter explaining why you think this role is for you and full CV to [email protected] - when submitting your CV, please state where you saw the position advertised.
Closing date: 7 March 2021
STV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and equality of opportunity for all. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

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