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Director of Legal
Purpose of the role
The Director of Legal will act as our legal principal in all deal making across a broad range of legal matters including UK and international broadcasting agreements, IP, Copyright, Licensing and Corporate work through to rent negotiation on commercial leases.
This role will sit on our Executive Management team, report to our CEO, and will be supported by our Head of Legal and a Business Affairs Executive.
Our ideal candidate is first and foremostly a deal maker. Our ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial, commercially and strategically minded UK qualified Lawyer. They will need to have proven deal making authority and gravitas within all negotiations, backed up with a meticulous eye for detail, sound judgement and a deep practical understanding of the current legal landscape and future legislative changes relevant to the business. Most importantly, the most qualified candidate will be strongly aligned with Acamar core values, which include: Collaboration, creativity, curiosity, courage, diversity, kindness, leadership and integrity.
Experience would ideally include in-house business affairs exposure in a UK TV production environment, or relevant media experience within a reputable law firm. Legal experience within a quickly expanding global start up (particularly with experience of the legal and regulatory framework in the US and China) would be advantageous.
Responsibility for all legal aspects of Acamar’s business globally including negotiating on and advising on any issues relating to IP, Licensing, Merchandising, Production, Privacy, Corporate, Competition and Employment.
Working with the CEO, COO, CCO and Executive Director of Content and Audiences to formulate the best deal terms for key sales agreements, including national and international Broadcasting and SVOD deals.
Assisting and advising the Sales and Content and Audience teams on the commercial parameters and objectives of their deals generally.
Ensuring that Trademark and counterfeit policies/processes are robust and can protect IP both within the UK and in advance of International expansion.
Provide expertise and opinion to Acamar’s Senior Management Team in relation to key legal issues affecting the business including commercial relationships with third parties and internal stakeholders.
To ensure first class business processes are adopted for Contract generation and Rights Management and ensure Acamar’s legal templates are up to date and fit for purpose.
Leading on any legal and regulatory compliance matters related to Acamar’s international expansion strategy including identifying areas of risk.
Develop a 360 degree view of Acamar’s business and structure to ensure all legal documents align with our strategy for growth.
To work collaboratively across the entire company to gain a deep understanding of creative and commercial drivers.
To line manage, mentor and develop the Acamar Legal team
Proven Board level negotiation skills.
A structured thinker and leader – with a robust approach to creative decisions.
Qualified Lawyer (ideally Partner level) with 10-15 years PQE.
3 years + of managing and leading a team with a proven track record of leading and closing large scale media transactions.
Excellent drafting skills with meticulous attention to detail; taking instructions on a wide variety of contracts and produce working drafts (both with and without reliance on precedent) to meet business requirements.
Experience in IP, media sales, broadcasting, licensing and digital law with a broad understanding of commercial law. Corporate Law experience would be an advantage.
Experience in commercial environments is imperative, with a natural aptitude for the interactivity between the creative, commercial, production and corporate worlds.
Experience working internationally on a multinational, cross jurisdictional basis (US & China experience desirable).
Has a multi-disciplinary approach, can join the dots and is able to work with a diverse team: production and licensing teams through to media sales and operations.
First class presentation and influencing skills.
Uncompromising energy and drive.
Unafraid to challenge the status quo.
Solutions-orientated, able to translate intricate deals for the non-legal teams.
Has emotional intelligence and professionalism and is genuinely communicative and dynamic, entrepreneurial and strategic.
Is highly organized and efficient – presents clearly and gets to the point.
Autonomous and readily assumes responsibility – is self-motivated, a starter-finisher, with persistence.
Enjoys solving commercial and corporate problems – learns quickly and has clarity of thought.
Senior Publishing Manager
Purpose of the role
The Senior Publishing Manager is a new role within the company. The main purpose of this role will be to proactively develop, strategically grow and maximise the publishing category and royalty income across all facets of publishing, both within the UK and across our growing global markets.
Manage and grow Acamar’s master book publishing programme on a global scale
Develop, oversee and implement a merchandising and retail publishing strategy working closely with UK Category and Retail Managers, Director of Marketing and Acamar’s agents
Agree rights for foreign editions and co-editions where applicable
Lead creation of territorial strategic plans working closely with Acamar’s agents to execute, ensuring revenue forecasts are met
Full responsibility for books, magazines and all existing and emerging publishing categories
Understand all territory needs, trends and opportunities
Create and regularly review a gap analysis for the publishing market to identify, negotiate and secure licensed publishing partners to achieve agreed individual revenue targets
Ensure full exploitation of rights granted across all existing publishing agreements
Work closely with the Acamar finance team to deliver financial analysis, forecasting and achieve financial targets
Recommend and anticipate asset requirements (artwork, covermounts, editorial, audio/sound) based on local market needs, working with PD, content/production and design teams to produce a high quality and engaging publishing programme
Work closely with all internal stakeholders across sales, marketing, product development, design, content/production, finance and legal teams, and Acamar appointed agents
Attend trade fairs and conferences as agreed with line manager
Full awareness of competitor activity to assist in gaining market-leading advantage
Significant senior experience within publishing – ideally 7 or more years
Excellent relationships with global and local publishers – ability to understand and anticipate international and local market publishing needs and formats
Experience of working with agents
Knowledge and understanding of licensed publishing sales, deal negotiation and process
Experience of working with key retailers and understanding of the retail dynamic related to publishing
Understanding of content creation and requirements, and ability to steer key projects
Experience of international rights sales and co-editions
Understanding of partworks and magazine requirements and complexities
Appreciation of territory specific publishing formats and asset requirements
Creative approach with the ability to “think outside of the box” in order to deliver unique and creative opportunities
Proactive and self-motivated whilst also being an effective team player
Highly organised, energetic and able to manage complex tasks independently to tight deadlines
Strong leadership skills to help influence and manage the best outcome for the category and overall business
Entrepreneurial, articulate and personable with excellent presentation, communication negotiation and influencing skills
Uncompromising energy, drive and focus within a very fast paced and rapidly evolving organization
Strong commercial acumen
Previous experience working with entertainment, children’s and lifestyle brands
Second and/or third language desirable
Computer literate and confident with Microsoft and Mac software
Most importantly, the most qualified candidate will be strongly aligned with Acamar core values, which include: Collaboration, creativity, curiosity, courage, diversity, kindness, leadership and integrity.
Must be willing to travel domestically and/or internationally as required
Based at Acamar Head Office (Camden)
Full Time permanent position
Core office hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm, with occasional out of office hours as and when required
Competitive salary and benefits
If you are interested and would love to join Team Bing, please submit your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com. Applications received via any other email address will not be considered.
The role is full-time, and is based in Camden, London.
Promotions and Experiential Coordinator
The Acamar Films Rights Management division spearheads the licensing for BING; developing global plans that balance both creative integrity and the ability to create sustainable revenues for the company and our partners.
Main purpose of the job
To support the Director of Promotions and Partnerships in all aspects of the Experiential (theme parks and attractions, Family Entertainment Centres, live shows, exhibits, etc.) and Promotions business. This will involve supporting projects, supporting the budgeting process and assisting with new business development. This role works closely with internal departments across the business to keep projects moving forward including Legal, Finance, Production, Rights Management, Creative, Design, Product Development, Marketing, Content & Audiences.
To assist the Director of Promotions and Partnerships in managing deals from the start (sourcing, pitching, contracts) to the end (review, approval, oversight) and to a high standard
To produce project resources (creative, materials, approvals) for prospective venues and partners to ensure they are completed and delivered as required
To build and maintain relationships with external parties (new and existing), e.g. attraction partners, promotional partners, event production companies, licensees and international agents
To manage all approvals for third party activities and cross promotional activities as required
To work with the Rights Management team and international agents to develop our retail business in any event, attraction exhibition, or promotion e.g. licensed products sales, co-branded merchandise and licensed premiums
To liaise closely with Creative and Product Development on all design and concept support areas (e.g. attractions, themed areas) and merchandise
To work with the Content & Audiences and Marketing teams to communicate and promote all events, attractions & exhibitions across Bing channels
To work with the legal and finance teams to move projects through including contract agreements and financial reporting
To liaise with the Design and Production teams on the availability of assets and archive materials for the development and execution of projects
To develop a database of venues, promotions, companies and contacts in the UK and internationally
To manage the development of design packages and tool kits
To prepare status updates and milestone reviews, as well as sales reports
To manage server files and emails
Market research and competitor analysis including the attendance of key trade shows
Monitor budgets and track project expenses
Occasional travel to licensed project and prospective sites
Proven experience within brand licensing and location-based entertainment for a toy/game, entertainment, attraction design or consultancy firm
Must be self-motivated and organized, with a keen understanding of project phases and priority
Excellent administrative and organisational skills
Ability to multi-task in a creative, open office environment, be detailed oriented, adaptable and meet stringent deadlines with a “do what it takes” attitude
Adept in prioritizing work assignments and focusing on critical and timely tasks
Proactive approach to developing new business opportunities; identifying and initiating new leads
Skilled in working independently and in a team; be resourceful and use sound judgement to complete assignments in a timely manner
Must demonstrate an attention to detail, thoroughness, organizational skills and the ability to analyse Information
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills are essential
IT proficient –Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint (Essential) & Photoshop (Desired)
Understanding of digital platforms including social channels ideal but not essential
Intuitive and enthusiastic approach to problem solving
Proven experience of negotiation, analytical and reporting skills
The ability to work to a brief
Understand departmental and company objectives
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
Pro-active, flexible & team-based approach to work
Ability to cope under pressure
Most importantly, the most qualified candidate will be strongly aligned with Acamar core values, which include: Collaboration, creativity, curiosity, courage, diversity, kindness, leadership and integrity