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Senior Vice President, Legal, NBCU News Group

The Senior Vice President, News Group, is the primary business and commercial lawyer to the News Group. The SVP oversees a broad range of commercial and digital technology transactions, provides strategic advice to senior executives, and leads a team of transactional attorneys. The position is based in New York and reports to the General Counsel of NBCUniversal News Group.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Counsel News Group Business Development and other senior executives on deal strategy, negotiation, contract structure and contract performance, and dispute resolution.
  • Negotiate, draft and oversee legal support for: technology and other vendor deals that enable content creation, distribution and monetization; content licenses to third parties and platforms, and content acquisition for use and display on News Group platforms; partner, sponsor, and affiliate deals and other strategic transactions; and other general commercial agreements.  Substantive deal areas include, for example, joint ventures, streaming and audio distribution, advertising technology, software acquisition, subscription services, e-commerce, and events.
  • Lead a team of 4 transactional attorneys and contribute to the News Group’s senior legal team.
  • Partner with specialists across the company on media law issues, finance, tax, insurance, labor and employment, intellectual property, privacy and IT security.
  • Mentor and support lawyers within the News Group; contribute to an inclusive, collaborative team culture; demonstrate leadership; and take initiative to drive the commercial success of our news business.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • 14+ years of transactional legal experience counseling clients in the news, media or entertainment industry.
  • Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school or comparable educational institution in the relevant jurisdiction. Member in good standing of the State Bar of New York, or another State Bar and registered as in-house counsel.
  • Deep knowledge of legal issues pertaining to linear, digital, streaming, and mobile display and distribution of content.
  • Strong background in intellectual property, including copyright licensing.
  • Management experience.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States

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