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Date: Oct 6, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

At Weather Group, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

Television Company Based in Atlanta, GA is looking for an enthusiastic and creative photo and video clearance professional.  This is a Run of Show Position. This individual would be a dual report to the Production Attorney and Executive in Charge of Production. 

Having an interest in the weather is a bonus for this position. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Identify and/or clear third party material, including photos and videos for multiple Long Form Weather Channel shows.  This includes but is not limited to viral videos, personal and professional photographs and stock/wire images.
  2. Acting as liaison between Legal, Production and vendors advising all parties of all clearance issues.
  3. Maintain and track clearance rights for third party material used in broadcast which includes maintaining company standard Rights and Clearances tracking reports.
  4.  Making sure appropriate releases have been obtained for each episode before it locks.
  5. Strong negotiation skills to broker fair but competitive rates
  6. Work with industry contacts to negotiate fees and secure appropriate rights.
  7. Interface with the Production Attorney matters and Production Management Team on clearance matters.
  8. Work with producing teams to obtain story elements and costs in a timely fashion.
  9.  Building rights and clearances binders for and portal uploads of all network deliverables.
  10.  Maintains database for production releases.
  11. Work with the Line Producer to create Purchase Orders, track and report all expenditures weekly to the Supervising Producer and Line Producer.
  12. Review show deliverables and EDLs and report assets included in final broadcast and ensure all master footage is ordered and cleared prior to online. 
  13. Supervise the work of the researchers working under this position to ensure they are working as efficiently and quickly as possible

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years in a job experienced with identifying and clearing photos and videos for a television network. Must have firm understanding of term, usage and rights issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills that lead to satisfactory solutions for both internal and external customers.
  • Candidate should be extremely well-organized, adept at maintaining tracking reports, highly detail oriented and interact well with others in a digital space.
  • Must be deeply committed to working in a shared digital document arena and a masterful command of the tools available at an office working in a Google Drive environment
  • Professional international contacts and an understanding of working with international vendors


Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to, which is a confidential e-mail in box.
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.


PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.

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