Business Affairs Executive, Sports

New York, NY, USA

WME Sports (Endeavor)

About the Role

Responsibilities

Reviewing, redlining and negotiating a high volume of contracts under tight deadlines, including sales and sponsorship contracts for sports properties (teams, leagues, etc.), employment contracts for college and professional coaches and front-office executives, and endorsement, appearance, license and other image-rights and personal-services agreements for athletes
Acting as an entrepreneurial business partner and providing actionable guidance to agents, while working collaboratively and inclusively with other executives
Advising internally on business and legal issues, including questions of contract interpretation, dispute resolution and compliance matters
Implementing and refining systems for information sharing and document management
Fostering positive long-term relationships with the agency’s clients and customers

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About the Company

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.

WME Sports seeks a talented and highly motivated lawyer to join its legal and business affairs team, primarily supporting its sports properties, coaching and sports marketing groups.