Counsel (Entertainment & Production)

Group Nine Media Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Group Nine Media is seeking an experienced attorney join its growing Legal and Business Affairs Team. Reporting to the Senior Counsel on the Legal and Business Affairs Team, the role will involve providing a full range of legal functions, with a focus on day-to-day client support, intellectual property rights administration, contract drafting and negotiation, licensing and distribution, and problem solving. This person will need to be able to articulate positions related to the media and entertainment industry from start to finish, in a way that balances the business needs and risk mitigation while achieving the business objectives. They will serve as a trusted and knowledgeable point of contact for the divisional business leaders.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as dedicated legal support for individual company brands and business groups, advising primarily on entertainment law matters, including intellectual property review and enforcement, agreements for cast and crew, engaging entertainment industry unions, tracking rights and permissions, adhering to company production and development standards, branded content programs, and other matters related to scripted and unscripted programming. Occasional support on branded content and ad sales matters.

  • Manage relationships with external production and development partners including external entertainment counsel, rights and clearance consultants, and third-party production services companies.

  • Manage administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.

  • Help maintain Legal and Business Affairs Team infrastructure, company records, and internal systems.

  • Stay up-to-date and keep key business partners informed about changes to existing policies, laws, and regulations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • JD degree, admission to New York State or California Bar (must be in good standing), and at least 5 years of relevant work experience (in-house experience at a digital media company) preferred.

  • Basic understanding of the universe of transactions and legal issues that arise at a digital media company, including content production and distribution, digital advertising, data management and security, commercial real estate, and personnel management.

  • Experience and confidence independently drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks on tight deadlines while remaining organized, composed, and thoughtful.

  • Strong sense of urgency and people management skills.

  • Excellent organization, prioritization, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, commitment to quality, and passion for results.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and understanding of relevant technology, including various digital distribution channels, content development systems, and advertising platforms. Willingness to adopt new tools and systems.

  • Strong interest in the business and desire to work within a multidisciplinary team.

The perks

We have amazing people. We can promise you'll work alongside some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. From pride to wellness to diversity, employees lead clubs that matter. We also know how to host a top-notch happy hour. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.

We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. You'll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you'll get even better once you're here.

We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. Knowing that time out of the office is as important as time spent in the office, our vacation, sick, and federal holiday allowances ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.

We value diversity and inclusivity. Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.

We serve snacks, cold brew, coffee, and tea. Who needs anything else?


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Counsel (Entertainment & Production)

Group Nine Media