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Vice President (VP), Business & Legal Affairs – Media Rights

Stamford, CT, USA


About the Role

Role Summary:

The Vice President (VP), Business & Legal Affairs – Media Rights will manage all aspects of legal advice relating to domestic and international media distribution for WWE (including negotiating and drafting agreements related to media rights agreements) as well as all aspects of WWE’s international offices and performance centers.

Key Responsibilities:

Negotiate, draft, administer, close and provide ongoing counsel with respect to all requested domestic and international television, cable, and streaming media distribution deals and related media rights agreements.

Maintain and advise on media rights management.

Maintain ongoing, positive relationships with internal and external business partners.

Stay abreast of market and industry trends in the various domestic and international entertainment sectors.

Draft and maintain legal documentation for WWE international offices, performance centers, and employees.

Provide all necessary assistance for related ongoing entertainment litigation.

Work collaboratively with other functional areas in WWE’s Business & Legal Affairs team, including Intellectual Property, Government Affairs, Entertainment, Live Events, Sales and Sponsorships, Litigation, and Corporate.

Maintain a direct and open relationship with International and Media departments, including Television, Studios, Digital, Live Events and Music; provide exemplary legal support and counsel for all related matters.

Supervise and assist in managing shared paralegal resources.


About the Company

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is a multi-faceted media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience.

WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG programming can be seen in more than 900 million homes worldwide in 28 languages through world-class distribution partners including NBCUniversal, FOX Sports, BT Sport, Sony India and Rogers. The award-winning WWE Network includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library and is currently available in more than 180 countries. In the United States, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home to WWE Network. With more than one billion social media followers, the #1 sports channel on YouTube and content trending weekly on Twitter, WWE is one of the most-followed and influential brands in the world.

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