Business Affairs Lead (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 11, 2022
May 31, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests-and ourselves-somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms-whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.

As a Business Affairs Lead you will manage all business facets of content partnerships and production, including production and talent agreements, licensing and clearances, scoping legal issues and interpreting contracts as they relate to specific productions across Target Creative. This role will also manage influencer/talent approach, negotiations, contracts and facilitate payment to ensure consistency and holistic oversight. You will have additional responsibility as the liaison between business and creative teams, external agencies and legal counsel to address and minimize liability/risk and create solutions. You will work across all creative production helping establish best practices and firming up all business affairs related processes. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • BA, JD or Paralegal
  • Expertise in business affairs, creative production and talent including influencer and celebrities
  • Minimum of 8 years prior experience in rights related positions in the advertising, entertainment or social media industry
  • Extensive up-to-date industry knowledge on licensing issues in a wide variety of media
  • Ability to partner with Legal and others in the application of legal standards in marketing, including: production contracts, talent contracts, SAG-AFTRA, overscale/celebrity, and non-union talent agreements, music licensing, clearances and licensing of third-party materials, right of publicity, and copyright and trademark considerations.
  • Can demonstrate leadership and influence in a complex organization; exercising sound strategic, legal and business judgment in challenging situations; independent and proactive
  • Superior organizational, prioritization and time management skills; ability to execute against multiple, high-priority projects, with a keen attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills; ability to explain complex legal and business issues with clarity and simplicity to partners

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

The salary range for this position is $85,400-$200,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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