Director Legal and Broadcasting

Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Closes
Apr 05, 2021
Ref
227302
Function
Administrative, Other
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary/Company: Our client, a prominent cable television channel, is looking for a contract Director of Legal and Broadcasting to manage acquisition agreements and provide counsel to internal clients. This individual should have experience in the television industry in addition to holding a J.D. from an accredited law school. Qualified candidates must be a member of the California, New York, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. bars.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply and give us a call at 202-463-5100.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and draft various content acquisition agreements, including production, co-production, and acquisition/license agreements, on-air talent and performer agreements, agreements for services, venue agreements, option purchase agreements, information technology agreements, software license agreements, and other strategic partnership deals for the network.
  • Counsel internal clients on a variety of legal issues including contractual interpretation, intellectual property, rights of privacy, publicity, unions, on-air promotion, and music licensing and clearance.
  • Review proposed on-air content and advise regarding matters of defamation, privacy and related claims, and rights and clearance issues.
  • Assist in managing the company's litigation portfolio, as well as managing outside counsel in litigation and other matters.
  • Provide targeted legal support via content distribution agreements to distribute company's network via cable, satellite, VOD, and alternate media.
  • Effectively represent the company with third parties including, outside counsel, strategic partners, and vendors.
Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Membership in the California, New York, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. bar.
  • Minimum 5 years of prior legal experience with a cable channel or network.
  • Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints.
  • High-degree of confidentiality.

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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