Production Business Affairs Manager

G0000226 Requisition #



The Production Business Affairs Manager is responsible for managing Scholastic Media and production talent and traffic functions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to day-to-day management of talent-related business issues, contract review/auditing and production-related billing, business development, business relationship management with casting agencies and talent payment vendors, while working closely with the production and editing staff to manage all talent-related matters as a key supporting role for Scholastic Media department.  

This is a cross-divisional position. This will support SEI but will also track and update Trade on collaborative deals. For instance...on many productions SEI has a production deal and Trade has the rights we need this person to keep track of revenue coming in from studios/broadcasters and credits coming over from Trade. 



Responsibilities may include:

  • Work closely with Scholastic cross-functional partners including content planning, production, post production, creative, tax and accounting to perform necessary production finance functions
  • Collaborate with accounting and production services companies and Producers
  • Process show funding and talent payments in accordance with deals and schedules
  • Track show funding and schedules and update cash forecasts
  • Assist with preparing and processing all production and editorial contracts and invoices for all productions (i.e., investigating costs for weather insurance and troubleshooting with all vendors)
  • Assist with filing of business affairs/legal documents and production dockets
  • Track budget drafts and notes and perform comparative analysis when required
  • Assist with data reconciliation for consolidated production finance reporting.
  • Ensure production cost reports are submitted timely and according to broadcaster/studio requirements
  • Onboard and offboard Production Accountants and production services company accounting teams to Scholastic  policies and procedures
  • Update show or feature film related information
  • Assist with auditing select production accounts payable, journal entry, and payroll records
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis as needed
  • Partner with internal teams and clients to identify revenue opportunities
  • Providing Accounting with internal estimates, purchase orders and invoices
  • Track inter-company deals and payments 
  • Process talent and production-related payments, reconcile billing with finance, and prepare cast completion reports
  • Track development spends and project allocations




Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services  that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online.  True to its mission of 100 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at


Some benefits that we offer:


•  100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment

•  Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance

•  Tuition Reimbursement

•  Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount


Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

HOW YOU CAN FIT  (Qualifications)


Required Skills:

  • Must possess a high level of intellectual curiosity with a focus on generating results
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Must be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Must exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
  • Desire to learn about the industry and be aware of trends
  • Strong negotiating skills, ability to work with external entities on terms
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong excel or google sheets skills
  • Understand production workflow
  • Highly organized and solutions-focused  
  • Positive and motivated self-starter
  • An Production Accounting background is ideal
  • A degree in accounting or finance is preferred


The ideal candidate will be proactive, hands-on, result-oriented, and able to work under pressure of tight deadlines and accurate. In other words, a self-starter with a strong work ethic.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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