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If anyone knows of someone looking to break into production as an Associate Business Manager, send me a DM. Thanks.


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BBH is looking for a Director of Business Affairs. Posted on LinkedIn this week.


What’s the current FT salary range for a Senior BA Manager, NYC agency, 10 years BA experience with 20 + years ad experience overall?

Translation posted for a Business Manager on LinkedIn yesterday if anyone is looking.

Hey BAM community, how busy are you, what does your day-to-day look like. Looking to get a barometer on everyone’s workload.

What’s an average rate for a mid-level freelance BM in NYC? Trying to fit it into a budget, would love insight. Are they usually on a day rate or what?

Anyone looking for a BM staff or freelance? I’ve never worked as one so if you only wanted to hire me Jr level I’d still consider it. I’m freelance, I’ve put in some good time in production but want t… more


Who’s head of BA at Translation NYC? I heard the place was a mess a few years back but want to be optimistic and send my CV in.

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Who’s hiring right now? And are those jobs open to remote workers?


What's the current hourly & weekly rate for freelance for a mid-senior level Business Affairs Manager?

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Anyone with an MBA on here? Would love to hear how it helped you in your career growth. Was it worth the time investment? My agency will cover the cost.

Anyone with a JD that works in our industry? Wondering if it’s worth the time/money going to law school?

Hey guys, Gallery Media Group, Facebook, TBWA NU all hiring business affairs if anyone is looking!


McCann posted today for a Business Manager on LinkedIn.

Vice posted on LinkedIn yesterday for a Business Affairs Manager.


Innocean is looking for a freelance BA for a three+ month long contract! Who’s open? (If you don’t want to respond here, reach out to the recruiter Chip Peck, or the hiring manager Jenn Kennedy on Li… more


I was invited to join this app, but it seems to be super-focused on young creatives. I'm BA - and not young! Is my perception correct? Not seeing too many posts in this bowl.


Current job openings? Thought it would be good to start a new post for anyone who knows of BA openings to post them for those looking. Bonus if you have the recruiter name at the agency.


Any Business Managers out there looking for a new gig? If so, DM me.


Best BA freelancers? Location doesn’t matter.

Is 90k good for a midlevel but (non senior) business affairs manager in NYC or Chi. Can’t find any good salary resources for this role.


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Hi BA Bowl, quick question, how do you handle showing your “Reel” or work when recruiters ask? Is it worth finding all your work and compiling links?

Kind of funny when I see a Producer say they haven’t been promoted in 2 years. I’m like try having the same Senior title for decades. 😀


Hi! Looking for some BA advice / insight / resources for legal usage of an org’s name and published study in a commercial; working on a local healthcare commercial and wanting to reference a published… more

Quick survey ... How many of you are acting as Business Affairs Manager, Talent Manager AND Traffic Manager? Or do you have someone else at your agency doing talent and traffic?


Sharing for anyone looking R/GA reached out to me about a position in NYC (remote currently, potentially always remote working on Eastern time) rate was capped at $145K if anyone is looking.


Any agencies looking for a Business Affairs Manager/Production Business Manager/Production Manager? I’m not looking but thought it would be cool to try to connect people here. And people can hop into… more

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