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Business Manager
Business Manager
Business Manager
Business Manager

Full Time San Diego


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BLVR is an independent creative agency that empowers brands to
fearlessly live out their beliefs.

In today’s world, it’s not enough to simply say you stand for something. Your actions have to align with your convictions. We build brands that stay true to what they believe, no matter what the cost. They are bold and generous. They lead culture, instill belonging, and ignite movements. They use their power to drive people to change.

We are a team of strategists, storytellers, artists, and innovators who believe in using our creativity for the greater good. And we’re looking for other driven, smart, creative, kind people who believe as we do.

At BLVR, you’ll be part of a diverse team committed to growth as much as each other. You’ll create some of the best work of your career with a team that genuinely cares about your well-being. And you’ll play a key role in taking BLVR further than we’ve been before. Join our mission and use your creativity to create meaningful change in the world.

Are you ready?


BLVR is seeking a highly knowledgeable Production Business Manager who knows how to execute world-class brand storytelling at scale.The Production Business Manager will support the production department to increase the efficiency, quality, and daily output of the content team. The Business Manager is responsible for all financial and legal aspects of production for all TV, radio, print and integrated productions, including SAG & non-Union talent. They serve as an expert and main point of contact for producers and for account management for all production matters.

This person must also be creative, solutions-driven and organized to ensure high quality work is delivered on time in a fast-paced, collaborative, roll-up your sleeves and creative environment. You will be joining a diverse collection of creators, connected by a shared purpose of crafting meaningful and purposeful digital experiences.

  • Work with client specific production guidelines and cost consultants to receive approval on production budgets
  • Review scripts, decks/storyboards for any potential licensing, copyright or legal issues
  • Work as team member with content producers and/or account management on bidding and estimating production jobs
  • Secure license agreements for stock images, stock footage and stock music
  • Issue music purchase agreements and music license agreements and experience with high profile music licensing
  • Supply producers with all needed documents for productions – insurance declaration pages, talent contracts etc
  • Handle any billing issues and ensure proper legal approvals are secured including any third-party trademark releases
  • Manage and monitor all production costs, process contracts and invoices
  • Estimate talent session, process contracts, and clear, book and issue talent contracts.
  • Actualize and close production jobs
  • Consult on agency financial processes
  • Collaborate with account management to ensure timely release and shipping of final commercials
  • Advise agency teams on production tax incentive programs and SAG waivers
  • On-board new agency vendors
  • Issue ISCI and/or Ad-Id codes for all deliverables
  • Release masters from post house to distribution facility
  • Issue final talent cast reports and create Completion Reports for every job
  • Assist in pro-bono and award submissions when needed
  • Ship and retrieve production elements from storage facilities and post houses as needed
  • 5 years of experience working as a production business affairs manager
  • Experience negotiating overscale/celebrity talent contracts
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with the SAG commercials contract rules/rates for talent session estimating and experience with non-union talent, including foreign talent
  • Experience with broadcast and integrated marketing
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple assignments & prioritize
  • Collaborative team player with ability to build and maintain solid relationships with clients, all internal teams, and external agency partners
  • Be able to learn and work well in finance software and its functionsBe able to learn and work well in finance software and its functions
  • Be agile with changing timelines & deliverables
  • Dedicated work ethic and displays a thorough attention to detail
  • Work to ensure projects stay on-time and are delivered properly
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel, and Outlook Express
  • Have knowledge of legal guidelines for commercial production, licensing language, trademark, rights of privacy, copyright and production insurance
  • Comprehensive knowledge of AICP and AICE bid forms
  • Understand production workflow
  • Working knowledge of Cost Consultant process
  • Have experience working with international production and overseas talent payment negotiations
  • Highly organized and solutions-focused
  • Positive and motivated self-starter
  • Exceptional initiative, pitch-in, multitasking, attention to detail and follow-through skills
  • A calm and patient demeanor when facing stressful situations and urgent deadlines

We are passionate about our culture; cultivating and protecting it is non-negotiable. When seeking to add to our BLVR family, a cultural fit is just as important as the skillsets and education an individual possesses.


  • We are aware that our behavior speaks to what we believe
  • We are authentic, understanding, and reliable
  • We are driven to help others
  • We always think big
  • We are willing to be vulnerable
  • We have passion and compassion
  • We value diversity in people and thinking
  • We are not afraid to make mistakes
  • We are proactive, requiring little direction to take action
  • We are committed to helping each other develop personally and professionally
  • We love coffee, eating meals together, and a good party
  • We are passionate about the work we do and the people we serve
Benefits of Working at BLVR

BLVR is a great place to work and we’re determined to constantly make it better.

The benefits of joining our team are vast. Here are a few:

Make A Difference
We love to support great causes and help others who are in need. We provide opportunities for team members to get involved and make an impact.

Health Benefits
To enhance the quality of life of our team members, we offer company-sponsored health, dental, and vision benefits.

Family First
We support families and offer flexible work schedules to ensure that team members with kids always excel in their primary role—being an amazing parent.

Have Fun
We like to have fun at BLVR. Bocce Ball competitions, monthly chef-catered meals, and baking competitions are just some of the fun times we enjoy together.

Competitive Pay
We offer a competitive salary, a 2% annual cost of living salary increase,
and bonus opportunities.

Paid Time Off
Paid time off for all major holidays and 10 days personal leave time (first year) with 1 additional day added for each year of employment.

Retirement Plan
To help you get ready for life after work, we have a company sponsored 401k plan.

A Place To Grow
We love to invest in your development because when you grow, BLVR grows with you. Want to take a course or attend a conference—it’s on us.

The Best Gear
What computer setup do you prefer…laptop or desktop? Choose the gear that will equip you to make the greatest impact.