Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs

Secaucus, NJ, USA

MLB

About the Role

Responsibilities:

Draft and/or negotiate a wide variety of agreements including talent agreements, affiliate distribution agreements, content acquisition agreements, software and other technology-related agreements, services agreements and agreements related to remote program productions (e.g., crewer, truck, vendor and equipment rental agreements).
Assist with counseling various departments on transactional and legal matters.
Oversee administration and compliance with of standards and practices for day-to-day production related matters including analyzing, identifying and resolving any business or legal issues in creative content.
Track, analyze and summarize various agreement terms.
Advise various departments on interpretations of specific contract terms
Advise relevant departments on production issues, including defamation, music licensing and rights and clearances.
General contract review.
Support senior attorneys/Company, as needed.
As assigned, communicate with / provide support to overall MLB-wide legal activities.
Other such duties as required.

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About the Company

MLB Network seeks a Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs with strong knowledge and understanding of legal and business issues related to media, strong negotiation and drafting skills and a solid understanding of business issues. The Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, will handle a variety of matters, including contract summary/tracking/management, confidentiality, talent agreements, software and other service agreements, content acquisition agreements, licensing and programming agreements, third party rights clearances, affiliation agreements and general contract matters.