Rights & Contracts Officer

British Film Institute


Salary: £30,141 - £35,622 per annum

The BFI is seeking a Rights & Contracts Officer to join their team.

The postholder will work within the Rights & Contracts team and with the Sales, Programme & Acquisitions, Digital, and Finance teams to enter rights information and contractual terms in BFI systems and to provide administrative and contractual support for the BFI’s commercial and online activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Negotiate contractual terms, draft and secure execution of agreements with licensees, rights holders and other third parties for film and TV sales and acquisitions.
  • Record rights information and the terms of contracts on the rights & royalties database.
  • To perform data cleaning and reconciliation work in connection with the rights & royalties system.
  • Produce and compile progress reports on the status of ongoing negotiations in connection with the BFI’s releasing activities as well as rights availability and expiry reports.
Skills & Experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of: contract management and drafting, copyright law and principles.
  • Strong research skills; ability to formulate and carry out an effective search strategy.
  • Proven experience of providing detailed progress reports and other reports relating to rights clearances.
  • Proven experience of using a rights database or cataloguing system and recording and correcting information in such systems.
About the BFI

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under-representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse.

We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements. How we are doing, including our pay gaps, can be found on our website.

We operate a hybrid working model at the BFI. Exact working arrangements for this role are to be agreed with the hiring manager.

You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events, plus many others.

To apply

Further details about the post can be found on our website.

First interviews will be held on via zoom on Monday 04 April 2022

Second interviews will be held in person on Thursday 07 April 2022

The closing date for this position is 28/03/2022 at 00:00

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