Acc Network - Music Coordinator
Full Time Job
ACC Network - Music Coordinator (Rights/Licensing)
The ACC Network is a new multi-media platform collaboration between ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference launching August 2019. Showcasing 27 varsity sports, ACCN will super-serve ACC fans like never before. In addition to football and basketball, ACCN will feature live games and extensive regular season and tournament coverage of lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball and more. Original content and studio shows will provide fans inside access, analysis and storytelling all year long. The Atlantic Coast Conference was established in 1953 and consists of 15 member institutions: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Florida State, NC State, Syracuse, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame (excluding football), Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.
Maintains, records, and supplies the flow of music from the in–house music archive to the producers for on-air usage, is involved in the input of music cue reporting and coordination of cue sheet tracking, and helps coordinate music shipments in and out of the Bristol Campus.
• Works under the general direction of Coordinating Director of Music as the department point of contact for assigned ESPN projects and productions.
• Assists the in-house producers and third-party contractors with guidance related to music procedures and policies; provides training, explanations of standards and procedures.
• Organize, coordinate and deliver series/seasonal music packages for assigned Productions.
• Prepare clearance requests; manage status reporting for productions and correspond with clearance house through to execution and payment.
• Negotiate review and prepare licensing agreements; manage licensing process thought execution.
• Facilitate review of third party contracts and advise outside producers on the requirement of ESPN Music policy.
• Manages tracks and promotes compliance for cue sheet reporting for assigned programs.
• Participates in regular meetings with assigned productions focusing on creating a plan for the use of music elements within a specific budget.
• Oversee, update and review the clearance of commercial music for broadcasts.
• Edits thematic, commercial and library music cuts, as needed.
• Conducts ongoing quality control of series / seasonal thematic music packages.
• Evaluates and recommends music for specific shows, related productions and projects.
• Oversees the organization of theme and support music; accesses music repositories and libraries to maintain and refresh source audio for assigned shows.
• Assists others on music team with semi-routine music-related projects and tasks, as needed.
• Coordinates with production and legal for any licensing necessary for music created for the production.
• Processes licensing payments related to their assigned shows or sports.
• Create Music rights summaries for evergreen films, episodic productions and features.
• May participate in selecting music themes and elements for assigned productions.
• Typically, candidate has 2 to 3 years of progressively complex licensing experience in music/broadcasting industries.
• Makes or recommends music-related decisions that are subject to regular review by management.
• Participates in translating project requirements and specific directions into music concepts and music selections.
• Strong attention to detail, an inner passion for doing great work.
• Strong organizational, problem solving and phone skills.
• Able to meet critical deadlines under challenging situations.
• Keeps abreast of trends in popular music.
• Operates within the context of highly defined processes, clear artistic direction, and defined program and project objectives and outcomes.
• Must be computer literate with particular expertise in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.
• Fluent in Spanish
• Licensing experience in music/broadcasting industries
• Has good knowledge of music editing using standard audio editing platforms and software packages such as Sound Forge or Adobe Audition; knowledge of ProTools is a plus.
• Has a basic understanding of knowledge of ESPN's standards and policies related to music.
• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• Bachelor's Degree
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with ESPN Productions, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.
ESPN Productions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.