International Cue Sheet Coordinator
ViacomCBS Networks InternationalLondon, UK
Full Time Job
ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180 countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages.
Please be advised this role is an inital 6 month FTC
Is this the role for you?
Are you looking to join a personable and outgoing team that will offer a unique window into the world of music copyright within broadcast?
Do you have a genuine passion for music and great administration skills?
What will you be doing?
Working in the Music Reporting & Systems team within Music & Media Licensing (''MML''), this position will oversee a key function of the music administration workflow for ViacomCBS Networks International.
will include: the review, amendment and approval of submitted music cue sheets; providing training and instruction for new starters worldwide on creating cue sheets and matters related to music copyright, royalties, and reporting; maintaining the accuracy and consistency of data stored in a number of proprietary databases; and also support the reporting, music strategy & operations areas. We are seeking someone who is not only extremely detail oriented but is also capable of developing and executing strategies that will create important efficiencies in existing workflows
This position will be involved in VIMN content delivery, music reporting and rights tracking processes and workflows and the selected candidate is expected to become an expert in:
• Music cue sheet process across Viacom International;
• VIMN's global, regional and country specific music rights from Labels, Publishers, Libraries, PROs, and Direct Licenses and Commissioned Music;
• Music Copyright, royalty distribution and collecting society reporting in a global context;
• VIMN's proprietary cue sheet system, 'Q'
• VIMN's proprietary music library and system, 'VML'
• Maintenance, housekeeping and best-practice in relation to such databases and application as are related to music rights and reporting;
• VIMN's International Brands and Channels and the content produced by each
• Among the responsibilities will be to:
• Support Regional BALA and MML in checking and approving music cue sheets created across VIMN
• Support Regional BALA and MML in a Music & Media Licensing liaison/advisory capacity
• Become the point person for all music cue sheet inquiries
• Set up logins for and instruct new users on how to use our music cue sheet system and Viacom Music Library
• Become the point person for all Viacom Music Library inquiries
• Work with the Music Reporting & Systems team to improve the accuracy and consistency of music metadata held across multiple systems
• Update the cue sheet system with metadata from our many production music library partners
• Liaise with US counterpart with regard to commissioned music, new library music deals and distribution of updates to BALA and Production teams and VIMN's Internal Music System
• Liaise with MML, Creative Music Integration (''CMI''), BALA staff & Creative Teams worldwide
• Support MML EMEEA with onboarding productions on music rights advice, licensing and tracking workflows
• Enter music metadata into VIMN's proprietary music video database, 'VAD'
• Build and foster good working relationships with client groups and within the licensing and reporting community.
• Embrace the 'One ViacomCBS' approach and encourage collaboration and team working
• Be an ambassador for all VCNI channels, internally and externally
• Adopt and promote the ViacomCBS values and support a culture of inclusion
What are we looking for?
Experience and/or degree in Television, Film, Communications, Publishing, Business or similar preferred. Legal training of some kind highly desirable.
• Experience in the music and/or TV industry in a business affairs, rights & clearances, or licensing capacity preferred
• Proficiency with Excel essential
• Experience of conducting effective training courses highly desirable
• An aptitude for logical thinking and creative problem-solving essential; curiosity about why systems and processes work the way they do with an eye to future development and increased efficiency preferred
• Knowledge of/experience with database management, electronic data exchange, asset management systems desirable
• Knowledge/experience of cue sheets, royalty reporting, collecting societies both in the UK and abroad, record labels, music publishers, and Production Music Libraries essential
• Must be able to write and communicate clearly with colleagues worldwide. Additional languages are a plus
• Knowledge of the legal issues that affect clearances
• Excellent organisational skills and time management with experience meeting pressing deadlines
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to use initiative and work independently as well as part of a team
• An understanding of liability is essential
• Ability to recognize when to seek advice from supervisor