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Talent Buyer

The Talent Buyer oversees talent acquisition for live entertainment bookings for Paragon Presents. The Talent Buyer is an exempt position that reports to the President of Paragon.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for all aspects of talent buying/booking for live shows and/or festivals
Negotiate contractual agreements between Paragon and agent/artists/artists’ management
Manage talent budget for Paragon booked venues
Work closely with accounting to manage show reconciliations for events to include, but not limited to, production, promotion, and box office
Identify prospects through networking, cold calls, research and building relationships with agents and managers
Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with major talent agencies
Ability to make timely and sound policy decisions
Possess excellent organizational, written and oral communications skills
Strong working knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices used in talent buying
Strong negotiating skills
Strong understanding of event production requirements
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Filemaker Pro
Ability to interpret and analyze event budgets, ticket sales’ estimations, production costs, advertising requirements, hospitality and technical riders
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication interdepartmentally
Must be a customer service oriented team player
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
Creative thinker, who is persistent and determined in finding solutions to meet goals

Requirements:  

Preferred Bachelor’s degree, preferable emphasis in marketing, business administration, or other related fields
5+ years’ experience in the entertainment industry buying for large theaters, arenas, amphitheaters, and/or medium to large festivals

Physical Demands: 

Ability to stand, walk, sit, use of hands to handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms,
Ability to lift and/ or move up to 25 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, during events, the noise level may be loud

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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