NBC Universal Manager, Business Affairs in Universal City, California

Job Number 31008BR

Job Title Manager, Business Affairs

Business Segment NBC Entertainment

Sub-Business NBC Ent Business Operations

Posting Category Legal & Business Affairs

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Universal City


Job Purpose:

  • Manager, Business Affairs will be primarily responsible for negotiating script development, series, writer/producer and other talent related agreements on behalf of Universal Television in connection with scripted programming, including, but not limited to, negotiations related to the following: third-party script development agreements; license agreements; international co-production agreements; writer/producer, performer and other talent deals; co-productions; product integrations; music and digital media. This individual will report to the VP, Business Affairs.Essential Responsibilities :

  • Handle the day-to-day business affairs issues for current programming on air on broadcast, cable, and SVOD networks.

  • Interface and coordinate with the following departments: programming, production, ad sales, legal, promotions, public relations, finance, music, distribution, marketing, network operations, affiliate relations, NBC.com and digital media.

  • Negotiate script development, series licensing, production, writer/producer, performer and other talent deals in connection with the development and series production of scripted programming for Universal Television, including third-party transactions.

  • Review budgets and other financial data associated with the development and production of such programming.

  • Draft short-form deal memos, reviewing agreements for accuracy of terms negotiated and coordinating the processing of invoices based on required contractual obligations of payment authorizations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one to three years of experience in transaction or entertainment matters

  • Juris Doctorate (JD), Bar Admission

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and ExcelEligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior experience negotiating development and series related agreements (i.e., license agreements, co-production and talent agreements) for scripted programming.

  • Strong and effective negotiating skills and excellent drafting skills

  • Detailed oriented and demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment

  • Demonstrated experience and willingness to perform at a high level as a team player

  • Working knowledge of the SAG, WGA and DGA basic agreements and the AFTRA Code.

  • Network experience a plus

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced in-house environment

  • Good overall business judgment and self-confidence.

  • Superior organizational skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize work

  • Demonstrated ability to execute and follow-through

  • Demonstrated initiative; self-starter and accountable

  • Demonstrated ability to assume greater responsibility as circumstances dictate