Major League Baseball (MLB) logo

Specialist, Music & Media Clearances

POSITION SUMMARY: The Specialist, Music & Media Clearances will fulfill responsibilities to help ensure that assigned media content and products, whether licensed, library, stock or original are cleared for air.


  • Assist in monitoring the underlying rights and clearance process from inception through completion for all MLBN & NHLN programming and various third-party programming. Responsibilities include music supervision, music, footage & image licensing as well as standards & practices for commercial advertising airing on MLB Network and NHL Network.

  • Develop and propose alternative solutions when rights cannot be secured.

  • Compiling and delivering music cue sheets for all MLBN & NHLN programming.

  • Maintain rights and clearances databases and ensure media content and products are noted with proper copyright information and contract terms.

  • Copyright administration for current and backlog of accruals.

  • Oversee image requests, track studio show budget and provide image quarterly reports.

  • Maintain and develop communication and personal relationships with indie record labels, music publishers, etc. to keep abreast of new music licensing opportunities.

  • Research emerging artists/songs for placement within MLBN & NHLN programming.

  • Analyze music usage to assist in planning and creating new content deals.

  • Oversee and assign work to interns.

  • Help to create new systems for tracking 3rd party content expiration dates.

  • Other such duties as required.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

  • 3+ years’ work experience at a Television, Film, Licensing or Media Company.

  • Experience and understanding of music licensing is required.

  • Experience and understanding of third-party rights/clearances is required.

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously under strict deadlines in a dynamic environment.

  • Be extremely well organized, self-motivated and demonstrate initiative and an ability to complete assignments in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals and groups both internally and externally.

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Possess strong research and negotiating skills as well as problem solving skills.

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel

  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

  • Possess the manual dexterity to effectively operate keyboard/mouse on computers, edit equipment, etc.

  • Possess the visual acuity needed to effectively deliver required work product.

  • Possess the auditory acuity needed to effectively deliver required work product.

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for sufficient lengths of time in order to effectively deliver required work product.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required.