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Licensing Operations Executive – News UK – London

Company: News UK

Address: London

  • Full Time

News UK

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

The Team:
We are News Licensing, the content licensing team for News UK’s newspaper titles and supplements. We represent our own staff and freelance photographers and writers, licensing their material for commercial use to clients around the world. Our clients include newspaper & magazine publishers, TV & film production companies, book publishers, educational establishments and corporates.

Your Role:
you will be responsible for providing operational support to the sales team. They will identify content that is available for licensing and produce daily mailshots to market this to our clients. They will also be responsible for licensing logos and trademarks to businesses which form part of our Corporate Awards scheme which includes The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, Style Beauty Awards and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women Awards.

Day to day you will:

  • Liaise with the Editorial teams and the Content Operations team to ensure licensing rights are cleared and all content is uploaded onto the relevant websites.

  • Coordinate and deliver content to clients and prepare mailshots promoting News UK content.

  • Manage all News Licensing Digital Asset Management platforms including the categorisation and curation of content.

  • Manage the corporate awards websites and create new award sites when required, and license the logo in relation to the various corporate awards that appear within our newspaper titles throughout the year.

  • Support the department in their marketing requirements, including updating social media and briefing designers on the creation of marketing trade show collateral.

  • Liaise with contributors, issue licensing contract agreements when required, and update any legal restrictions on all licensing platforms, issuing instructions to third parties in possession of our content.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • You have previous licensing experience, or have worked for a media company

  • You have excellent time management, organisation and prioritising skills

  • You are commercially-focused

  • You have strong attention to detail

What’s in it for you?:

We love our business and what we do. We want you to love work as much as we do so we promise to offer on-the-job training and development enabling you to be the best you can be.

NewsUK Benefits

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK. Alongside pay, we offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
  • A comprehensive private medical scheme covering pre-existing conditions;
  • Maternity leave of up to 18 weeks full basic salary and paternity leave of up 2 weeks full basic salary;
  • Discounted rates for Fitness First gym membership for employees and immediate family;
  • A range of different flexible working options, which can be requested by employees;
  • Interest free commuter loan of up to £10,000 tax free
  • ‘Bikes For Work’ scheme to save income tax and national insurance;
  • Up to four Volunteering Days per year for employees to use on charities of choice;
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including on-site physio/massage, counselling, legal and others;
  • Regular inhouse events and masterclasses
  • Wide range of internal and external training available, plus full eLearning access via LinkedIn Learning.

Equal opportunities:

We are an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We are a diverse team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

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