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Manager, Business Affairs
Starcom Mediavest Group

The Manager of Business Affairs is part of team to draftreview and negotiate a variety of agreements related to the development and production of media buys for content programs supporting Starcom and Spark. The position is based in Chicago. The Manager will report to the Associate Director, Business Affairs.


  • The primary function of the Manager is to negotiate, draft, review and administer a wide variety of agreements across all media platforms including production agreements, vendor agreements with media partners, sponsorship and joint promotion agreements, client/agency agreements and intellectual property licenses.
  • Work closely with client teams to assess and manage risk. Identify and resolve production issues.
  • Serve as a liaison between attorneys and client teams.
  • Review content throughout development process (treatments, scripts, rough cuts) across all media.


  • Bachelor degree, and at least 3 + years of experience, ideally working in the business affairs department of a media/entertainment company.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a cooperative member of a team as well as interact with senior level executives and clients.
  • Understanding of industry issues relating to digital media buys.

Who We Are:

Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG) architects connected human experiences to create value for our clients through precision marketing, content and technology solutions. Ranked the number one global media network by Ad Age, SMG partners with the world's leading marketers and more digital disruptor brands than any other agency network. With 8,000 employees and 110 offices worldwide, SMG's network includes our three agency brands Starcom, Mediavest and Spark; content brands LiquidThread, MRY, Relevant24 and Sports at SMG; and technology solutions offerings RUN, extech, VivaKi, Data & Analytics and Search & Social. In 2015, SMG was named Media Agency of the Year by MediaPost. In 2014, SMG was named the top media network at Cannes, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx and Festival of Media Global. For more information on SMG, visit www.smvgroup.com.

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