Sr. Asset Manager

Posted: 4/17/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Branding, Digital Marketing, Social Media
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Universal Brand Development globally drives expansion of the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development's core businesses include Consumer Products and Games and Digital Platforms based on the company's extensive portfolio of intellectual properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination and DreamWorks Animation. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Role Summary:
Universal Brand Development’s Multimedia team is part of our Franchise Management function and manages the vision and voice of our leadership and global brand through: presentation design, event design and global asset production and management.
We are a team of makers, thinkers, leaders and rebels whose passion is to ignite ideas every day, in a culture that celebrates creativity, fresh thinking, executional excellence and each other.

Reporting to the Director, Global Asset Management, the Senior Manager will be a seasoned individual with experience managing a variety of asset types and implementing efficient workflow to drive timely asset distribution while maintaining asset security. The Senior Manager will focus on the Illumination content engine with additional project work in systems upgrades and process evaluation and refinement.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Source, clear and distribute assets for a global business: Final asset types include: key art, logos/title treatments, director selects/unit photography stills, 3D files, audio files, A/V toolkits and trailers
  • Daily management of upload, organization, branding and asset workflow for the Illumination content engine within the digital asset system, MediaBox
  • Manage and fulfill internal and external team asset requests (assets/reference needed beyond what is provided in design guides)
  • Source and distribute early film reference assets and pitch materials from various studio divisions and production offices
  • Deliver on time, every time, while juggling both long and short-term deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
  • Daily management of security permissions, access, and troubleshooting for internal and external partners/agents worldwide across various asset distribution systems
  • Partner with legal to ensure asset release protocols are followed (fully executed contract or signed NDA) and clarity on partner rights (3D and/or audio, 3rd party deal approval, WFH)
  • Cultivate solution-oriented relationships with cross-functional teams to understand business needs across departments and proactively mine assets accordingly
  • Manage asset communications to internal and external partners (new asset availability announcements, embargo information, etc.)
  • Oversee translation services for tag lines, legal lines, marketing copy, characters and locations across all languages
  • Identify and advocate to IT priority upgrades for asset delivery systems including workflows and reporting; follow up to completion
  • Evaluate current processes and develop roadmap for implementation to increase organizational efficiency and speed to market
  • Partner with production team to review and pre-flight all design guides and character art
  • Partner with contract management team to pull weekly reports on new and amended deals in contract system
  • Manage physical creative inventory: printed style guides, maquettes, creative reference

  • Qualifications
    •Minimum 7 years of experience in asset management in a Licensing, Ad Agency, Design Firm or a related Media Company
    •Comprehensive knowledge of a variety of digital assets and how they are used on print and 3D product applications
    •Mac proficient and skilled in all Adobe and Microsoft applications

    Eligibility Requirements
    •Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
    •Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    •Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    Desired Characteristics
    •Experience with confidential and sensitive materials
    •Customer focused and diplomatic with innate written and verbal communication skills
    •Top-notch organizational skills a must with the ability to retain details, follow established protocol and proactively anticipate business needs
    •Team player with an “all hands on deck” attitude enabling the team to respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities
    •Strong interpersonal skills capable of building positive relationships both inside and outside the Studio
    •Experience with various digital asset distribution methods, MediaBox experience a plus
    • Experience working with cross-functional teams and creative artists a plus
    •Interest in developing quality and creative consumer products across broad categories from toys, apparel, health and beauty, publishing and collectibles

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    We are one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

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