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    Newzroom Afrika

    Newzroom Afrika is hiring and the media company is looking for:

    • Music/Content Rights Manager
    • Make-Up Supervisor
    • Assistant – Music/Content Rights Management Team

    Newzroom Afrika is a premier South African 24-hour TV news channel broadcasting in Southern Africa, East, and West Africa.

    Music/Content Rights Manager

    Remuneration: negotiable
    Location: Johannesburg, Linden
    Education level: Degree
    Job level: Management Jnr-Mid
    Own transport required: Yes
    Travel requirement: Often
    Type: Fixed
    Reference: #NEWZ003
    Company: Newzroom Afrika

    Job description

    Music and content rights manager is responsible for the day to day management and administration of all third-party-owned as well as Newzroom Afrika owned music and managing audio-visual rights.

    • Managing all usage of copyright, controlled imagery, and music on Newzroom Afrika’s linear television and digital platforms.
    • Managing all copyright/royalty tracking processes, including the collation and processing of music cue sheets for submission to royalty collecting agencies.
    • Working closely with the finance department to manage royalty payment budgets.
    • Managing the disbursements of royalty payments and other related fees.
    • Monitoring the daily use of third-party content and music on-air in relation to royalty budget allocations.
    • Helping to negotiate blanket license fees with library content/music collecting societies and aggregators (working closely with Newzroom Afrika’s content and music rights lawyer).
    • Seeing to the correct copyright attributions on cue sheets for all third-party content and pieces of music.
    • Securing and negotiating commercial music rights clearances with composers, publishers, producers, collecting agencies/societies, aggregators, and/or independent content owners.
    • Creating and maintaining commercial accounts with news agencies that trade in news and current affairs content.
    • Creating and maintaining commercial accounts with all traders of still images that are used by Newzroom Afrika on-air and on digital platforms.
    • Managing relationships with all content/music rights stakeholders
    • Generating revenue by managing the continuous commercial exploitation of Newzroom Afrika’s owned audiovisual archive content and music.
    • Creating and maintaining music/content rights clearance reports.
    • Ensuring that all rights management legal processes are adhered to (working closely with Newzroom Afrika’s content and music rights lawyer).
    • Maintaining and overseeing the ongoing improvements in the development and implementation of internal copyright and royalty calculation systems
    • Preparing regular statements for internal accounting as well as the processing of payments.
    • Overseeing any and all legal queries from third parties with respect to music and content rights.
    • Ensuring that Newzroom Afrika is always compliant with all copyright Acts of the territories in which in broadcasts.

    Requirements

      • At least five years of management experience in music and/or content rights management.
      • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, prioritise, multi-task, manage projects independently and manage personnel.
      • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated initiative.
      • Be a self-starter and accountable.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong client-support orientation (internal and external clients/stakeholders)
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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    Make-Up Supervisor

    Remuneration: negotiable
    Location: Johannesburg, Linden
    Education level: Diploma
    Job level: Mid
    Own transport required: Yes
    Travel requirement: Often
    Type: Fixed
    Reference: #NATVPR001
    Company: Newzroom Afrika

     

    Job description

    The make-up supervisor position requires understanding from a visual and technical standpoint for Make-up application. It is key to determine the correct product and application technique according to the light and setting, specific for a news broadcast.

    • The make-up supervisor reports directly to the Head of Production and Resources
    • The supervisor is required to oversee the workflow of the make-up department and supervise the work performance of the entire team.
    • The supervisor is required to coach individuals and resolve issues in the team from time to time. He/she serves as a link between subordinates and upper management.
    • Constant performance management feedback is required to ensure optimal consistent performance within the department.
    • The supervisor should have basic ability of hairstyling and maintenance.
    • Should have a diverse knowledge of products in the market suitable for news broadcast and manage the sourcing of required products and equipment for the department.
    • Monthly and weekly upkeep of inventory for tracking product consumption across teams.
    • Ability to collaborate with crew members from Wardrobe styling and Technical Lighting to find complementary standards.
    • Generate monthly team roster and distribute timeously to the team every month.
    • Manage any shift amendments with the team and keep track of changes for invoicing purposes
    • Track and manage team invoicing per month for finance submission.
    • Manage dry-cleaning and ad-hoc tasks outside of, but related to the Make-up department.
    • Maintain hygiene and cleanliness standards inside the Make-up room.
    • Keep channel of communication open with the team on any relevant updates impacting the department.
    • A problem-solving approach to departmental challenges.

    Requirements

    • Basic qualification in make-up technique and application or related study
    • Proven work experience as a makeup artist in the broadcast news industry
    • Work experience in a makeup supervisory position
    • Basic competency in Microsoft Office
    • Ability to balance quality and budget restraints
    • Great communication and interpersonal skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Patient with a positive attitude

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    Assistant – Music/Content Rights Management Team

    Remuneration: negotiable
    Location: Johannesburg, Linden
    Education level: Diploma
    Job level: Junior/Mid
    Type: Fixed
    Reference: #NEWZ002
    Company: Newzroom Afrika

     

    Job description

    Music and content rights management team assistant:

    Assists in the day to day management and administration of all library/commercial music and audio-visual content rights at Newzroom Afrika. This position reports to the music and content rights manager.

    • Help with all administrative elements of securing rights for all music and third-party audiovisual content that is incorporated into Newzroom Afrika’s television channel programming and on all of the digital platforms.
    • Help with all administrative elements of securing rights for all music and third-party audiovisuals that are incorporated into Newzroom Afrika’s digital platform.
    • Help to compile and maintain Newzroom Afrika’s owned music database.
    • Help to compile comprehensive cue sheets for the following:
    • Music and third-party content used on both linear and digital Newzroom Afrika platforms
    • Help calculate licensing fees and royalty payment for direct transactions with composers and third-party audio-visual content owners
    • Help to liaise with music and content publishers/composers/producers, record labels, news agencies, content aggregators and/or music/ ontent rights collecting agencies
    • Additional tasks include all other secretarial tasks for the music and content rights department

    Requirements

    • Keen interest with a basic understanding of music publishing and content rights management.
    • Ability to learn quickly.
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Some skill in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets and some experience in collecting, organising, and manipulating large pools
    • Confident in carrying out projects from start to finish, and providing quality data

    HOW TO APPLY?

    Apply
    Jamela Chomela
    careers@newzroomafrika.tv
    +27104484050

     

    To apply for this job email your details to careers@newzroomafrika.tv