CURRENTLY 1 POST:
1. Rights & Contracts Officer (0.8 FTE)
Fixed term until 20 December 2019
Salary £29,055 – £33,996 per annum pro rata plus generous benefits package
Closing date for applications Sunday 13 January 2019.
The BFI are seeking a fixed term Rights and Contracts Officer to work closely with the Head of
Rights & Contracts and the other members of the Rights and Contracts Team in in
connection with new BFI projects, including music rights and publishing and secondary
rights, rights and database management, rights acquisitions and sales, as well as maintain
good working relationships with stakeholders in other departments, and third-party rightsholders and licensees.
The post holder will be responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating contractual
provisions, researching, analysing and collating information on rights holdings, as well as
managing related contractual matters such as contract amendments, notices, and
extensions. This role will also be responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date
records of BFI rights information.
The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of film and television industry
norms and practices including knowledge of and a commitment to British film and
television history, together with the willingness to assist in the development of new
initiatives. With excellent contract management, communication, computer (Word and
Excel) and organisational skills, it is essential that applicants have knowledge of copyright
principles, film and television rights and contracts (including music and guild/union
matters). Also preferable are experience in film and television archive and catalogue
practices, negotiating rights acquisitions and sales agreements, online rights exploitation
and management, as well as in using a rights and contracts or rights and royalties
Based at 21 Stephen Street, 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.