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Role Details:

The Sr. Director, Rights Management will play a key role as a vital member of our business operations function, working cross-functionally across Legal, Business Affairs, Business Development, Finance, Content Strategy, Content Acquisition, Product, Partnerships and Operations and more. In this role, the Sr. Director, Rights Management will be responsible for the end-to-end management and implementation of ViacomCBS digital rights across various platforms, including owned and operated and distributor platforms. This role will also be focused on overseeing the maintenance of the digital rights management solution to meet the scaling and complex needs of the dynamic streaming business. Successful candidates will be team players, self-starters, and highly experienced in digital rights management, development and maintenance of rights management systems.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Develop an expertise in ViacomCBS’ digital rights and content distribution agreements
  • Synthesize and collate digital rights and contractual obligations through rights management systems across various content models (OTT, SVOD, EST, FVOD, AVOD) and platforms for domestic and select territory distribution
  • Effectively disseminate content rights information to support the internal stakeholders (Business Affairs, Business Development, Legal, Finance, Content Strategy, Content Acquisition, Product, Partnerships and Operations) ensuring proper implementation
  • Build, maintain and administer digital rights management tool
  • Drive new processes and find efficiencies for digital rights management to support growing digital OTT and SVOD businesses
  • Implement routine strategies for ensuring data integrity and quality assurance of implementation
  • Create regular and ad hoc reporting and presentations for senior management and key business unit stakeholders around streaming and content distribution rights


What you bring to the team:

You have –

  • 5+ years of experience in digital rights management within a media or digital MVPD(s) or OTT SVOD service(s); experience in broadcast television digital business models is a plus
  • In depth knowledge and hands-on experience building or developing digital rights management tools; experience in database creation and management is a plus
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and working with large data sets
  • Strong attention to detail and must be highly organized with an ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Able to work independently and cross-functionally with various departments, and be comfortable with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment across time-zones
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Strong collaboration and relationship-building experience, comfortable working with all levels of management, both internally and externally
  • Passion for TV, film, and other video content

You might also have –

  • Experience in the field of intellectual property, video licensing, or digital rights management
  • Experience in an Operations and/or Project Management role
  • Experience with international digital rights management is a plus

FUNCTION: Business Development

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

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