Business Affairs Manager

The Business Affairs Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and cost control for all types of production including broadcast, web/non-broadcast content, radio, and print.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works with each producer to provide accurate production estimates
  • Review concepts for permissions and clearances required
  • Prepare production and editorial specifications
  • Attend all meetings and bid sessions pertaining to production
  • Review all bids from production, editorial, and music companies
  • Works with producer in all dealings with cost consultants (on accounts where applicable)
  • Negotiate talent contracts, music licensing and stock footage when needed
  • Responsible for drafting of purchase orders, production contracts, releases, affidavits, music rights agreements and other production/vendor documents in concert with agency legal counsel.
  • Review and approve all vendor invoices
  • Review and generate overages incurred in production
  • Prepares final cast reports
  • Oversees all production billing duties, reviews all charges for accuracy, transfers/resolves any inaccurate charges, then to finance for billing.
  • Researches and resolves billing-related questions from staff, clients, vendors or performers.


  • 3-5 years as an agency or in-house Business Manager
  • Knowledge of SAG-AFTRA and AFM contracts. Must also be able to understand sometimes vague and conflicting union rules and descriptions and apply them to real situations.
  • Excellent people skills, strong verbal and written skills are critical.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to keep projects on time and on budget, works well under pressure
  • Individual attributes such as curiosity, resourcefulness, passion, initiative, creativity
  • Team-player attributes such as competency, accountability and collaboration