KanopySan Francisco, CA
Full Time Job
About the Role
Reporting directly to the Content Marketing Director, the Licensing Director is responsible for developing and executing the licensing strategy for Kanopy to deliver on the company's Content goals. The role is responsible for the development and execution of global film licensing and the ongoing CRM plan for existing rights-owners. The position will work closely with the Marketing Team in our San Francisco office to ensure Kanopy continues to innovate ways to find audiences for all films in its very diverse collection.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop the global licensing strategy with the objectives of maximizing returns for Kanopy
Work closely with the Content Marketing Director to select films
Oversee Kanopy's ''Search & Find'' business (the service for fielding and managing customer requests for titles)
Negotiate new and expanding existing license agreements with filmmakers/rights-owners and manage the ongoing relationships
Forge strong relationships with rights owners and filmmakers and designing and executing rights owner CRM plans
Design process improvements for the life cycle of acquiring films on Kanopy
7+ years of experience in a high-volume content licensing role
Bachelor of Film Studies or the Equivalent
Negotiating, red-lining and contractual experience is essential
Deep understanding of legal complexities in relation to content negotiations and IP law
Proven track record as a top-tier negotiator
Strong communication and organizational skills
Solid distributor relationships in the film industry
Knowledge of educational video and public library landscapes a plus
Understanding of digital product delivery and consumption
Experience with Salesforce or the equivalent
This position is based in San Francisco and comes with a competitive salary & benefits package, including full health coverage and 4 weeks vacation. At Kanopy, we look for focused and results driven people looking to make an impact and contribute to our growing team. Bonus points to those that have a good sense of humor, love for film, or an interest in education.
Kanopy is a video streaming platform, focused on sharing thoughtful entertainment by partnering with universities and public libraries. University students and anyone with a library card from a participating local public library can discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. We believe in the power of film to bridge cultural boundaries and bring people together.
Backed by L Squared Capital, Kanopy is rapidly expanding to distribute their thoughtful entertainment to a wider audience globally. By joining our growing Marketing team, you will play an integral role in driving Kanopy's growth by developing a comprehensive social presence that is heavily integrated with Kanopy's marketing and overall business objectives.
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