Manager of Contracts and Documentation- II (Winnipeg)
A little bit about us:
Launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, APTN creates a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. As a respected non-profit, charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America, we share our stories of authenticity, while connecting with our audience through genuine, inspiring, and engaging entertainment.
Here’s what we can offer you:
As a Top 100 employer in Canada, taking care of our people is our priority. In addition to our fun, flexible team environment our total rewards package includes: comprehensive company paid health and dental coverage, an employer matched – Defined Contribution pension plan and an employee/family assistance plan. Other highlights include a 35 hour work week as well as training & development assistance, which is highly encouraged. It is important to us, that we support you and your success during your time with us. That’s why our total rewards are designed to help you achieve overall balance personally and professionally, both now and into your future.
Highlights of this opportunity:
APTN is seeking a top performer who is committed to celebrating and promoting a stronger Indigenous production community. Do you want to be part of showcasing distinctive Indigenous content produced by, for and about Indigenous Peoples? If you said YES, then this is the right opportunity for you!
Reviews contracts with distributors and aligns their terms with the terms in SVOD (Lumi) contracts and that of the cable companies;
Executes acquisition content (for linear and OTT) legal agreements after the principal terms of the deal are negotiated and finalized;
Participates in distributor contract negotiations with Manager of Acquisitions;
Liaises with Operations Department to ensure the technical/security standards required in the contracts have been fulfilled;
Advises on and reviews all legally binding commitments related to programming;
Participates in the development and implementation of long-term organizational strategic and business plans;
Assists with the preparation of an annual operating plan, budget, cash flow projections and accrual reports;
Serves notice to producers/distributors when they are in substantial breach of contractual obligations;
Liaises with Digital Librarian to ensure contract rights are accurately reflected in MAM (Media Asset Management);
Liaises with the Finance Department to ensure contract payment structures comply with cash flow;
Develops a comprehensive understanding of the CRTC broadcast license and other industry standard guidelines;
Attends interdepartmental working groups to ensure Programming issues are addressed;
Provides recommendations to streamline programming department policy;
Drafts legal documents prior to review by APTN’s legal counsel.
Your accomplishments and experience include:
Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline with proven, related experience in contract law,
entertainment / business affairs law;
Experience executing and managing legal and financial documents;
Experience with business affairs for either a linear or digital broadcaster;
Creativity, planning, negotiating, and forecasting skills;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Dependability, positive attitude, and a genuine commitment to your team.
Your new opportunity awaits; come and see what makes us one of Canada’s top employers!