• Talent Payment Manager

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  • Cramer-Krasselt is one of the largest independent, totally integrated agencies in the country with over $700 million in billings and over $400 million in media asset management.


    With a mission to Make Friends, Not Ads®, C-K has built a reputation for changing perception and behaviors that lead to purchasing action for brands. It's how we helped Porsche achieve six years of consecutive record-breaking growth, how Corona became the #1 import and Pacifico grew 19% this year alone.


    We've done it by interconnecting an ever-expanding range of disciplines from strategic branding to digital, social, analytics, media/programmatic, SEM, PR, UX and more.


    Major brands include Benihana, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Point and 9 others), Corona Extra, Edward Jones, Kroger Divisions, Meiomi Wine, Nikon, Pacifico Beer and Porsche. www.c-k.com.



    About C-K Chicago:

    Chicago’s independent spirit makes it the perfect headquarters for C-K, one of the nation’s oldest and largest independent agencies. C-K’s Chicago office, located just off the Magnificent Mile, is full of native Midwesterners and transplants alike that are united in the values of hard work and collaboration.

    At C-K in Chicago, we work with major global and national brands like Porsche, Corona Extra, Cedar Fair, BIC, Edward Jones and many others. We’re proud of these partnerships and the integrated approach we take to every client and every element of a campaign, be it large or small.

    Our experts here have backgrounds spanning every marketing, advertising and communications discipline across all categories imaginable. C-K Chicago is a hub of innovation and the nerve center of the agency.

    We also apply our work ethic to the community. Our flagship charity in the Chicago office is Off the Street Club (OTSC), the oldest boys and girls club in the city. Throughout the year we participate in the planning and execution of several key OTSC fundraising events such as Swing for the Kids, The Firefly Ball, Summer Bake Sale and Holiday Luncheon. We also participate in the Battle for Hope, the Chicago-area advertising agency battle of the bands. In 2015, our house band, the Angry Pickles, won the Battle for Hope and helped raise thousands for OTSC in the process.

    Do you thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and have a demonstrated ability to handle a diverse array of financial matters? C-K is looking for a Talent Payment Manager that will coordinate talent payments with the agency’s payroll service, prepare cost estimates for each broadcast use and also maintain commercial record files, current and expired.


    The position reports to the SVP, Executive Director Production Operations.


    About the Role:

    • Experience with preparing estimates, approving and paying production costs under the SAG-AFTRA Union Codes
    • Ensures the talent for all TV and radio spots has been verified and approved
    • Responsible for maintaining cost control on all talent jobs, checking/approving payroll invoices and closing all talent projects in the Job Management System appropriately
    • Negotiating costs with agents and issuing contracts
    • Collaborates with Legal Counsel and TCC in preparation of specific contracts with celebrities, music rights and maintaining current records for renewals and additional payment


    About You:

    • Demonstrates superior organization and multi-tasking skills
    • Strong communications skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • At least 6 years of professional experience and at least two years in talent payment
    • Knowledgeable in production and operations processes


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