Business Affairs (Japanese)

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
up to ~$76/hr
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon

Job Description:

The Business Affairs role in our client's Marketing Communications group is responsible for maintaining industry relationships and for securing rights clearances in connection with the marketing of third party, rights-managed content for the Japanese region. This content is used in global / Japanese marketing communications including on .com, Retail and Re-Seller marketing, direct marketing emails, social media, pr and events.

In this role, you will have a highly collaborative attitude and keep communication flowing efficiently to ensure rights are secured and processes are being followed with regards to licensing, production, clearance, etc. You will liaise with Producers, Brand Managers and Creatives to understand what the deliverables are, and how the content will be used, in order to negotiate appropriate usage rights. You will work closely with other teams within the client, including the larger Business Affairs team, Marketing Communications Content Production, as well as other content business and marketing leads across the organization. You will also work closely, when necessary, with client’s Legal group in researching trademark and legal issues, and providing the business context for contract negotiations.

Key Qualifications
•You are fluent speaking reading, writing both Japanese and English
•You have a minimum seven years of relevant experience in the advertising, entertainment, or other content focused industry and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
•You have a deep knowledge and understanding of client's technology (iPhone, iPad, apps, Mac, etc.)
•You have expertise in identifying potential legal issues and marketing sensitivities in Japan.
•You have proven strong communication skills and a calm approach
•You are a team player willing to work with staff at all levels
•You possess excellent problem-solving skills and pragmatic legal judgment

•You will be working with third party entities to secure consent and clear rights when necessary
•You will work to monitor and ensure compliance with procedures and policies with all third party rights cleared, including photos and publishing
•You will facilitate internal communication between teams so projects are moving forward (flag local legal issues, content constraints, timing, etc.)
•You will maintain communication with team leads to make sure information is flowing properly, action items are clear, and issues are escalated at the right time and to the right people
•You will help to educate teams on legal and third party content issues to ensure teams are working with appropriate content
•You will help to maintain business affairs process deck, releases, and trackers for all projects

Bachelors Degree required. Paralegal certificate or a JD is a plus

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)