Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Originals/Acquisition Peacock

New York, NY
Full Time
Job #: 52006BR Exp.: 4 - 5 Years
Introducing Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service that combines timeless shows and movies, exclusive originals, kids programming and current hits, with timely news, sports and pop culture. All together. All in one app.

In preparation for our launch in 2020, we are building a world-class team of smart, hungry and fearless professionals who are energized by the possibility of working at the epicenter of content, technology and culture. Join us if you would like to be a part of this exciting initiative.

The Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs will serve as a legal point of contact and provide legal support for all aspects of content acquisition by Peacock, NBCUniveral’s direct-to-consumer service offering set to launch in 2020, including a wide range of issues relating to the licensing of film, television, news, sports, live events and original programming. This role will report to the division’s Senior Counsel.

Responsibilities include:
  • Independently draft, review, negotiate and interpret a range of contracts and other legal documents.
  • Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues, and propose practical, responsive solutions.
  • Identify and implement improvements to forms and processes.
  • Partner with NBCUniversal business executives, as well as colleagues in the Law Department, to discuss and implement best practices and formulate new processes in connection with business needs.
  • Other matters as needed at the direction of the division’s General Counsel and its Senior Vice President.

  • Member of California bar or other U.S. state bar.
  • JD or LLM degree from an accredited law school.
  • 4-5+ years of experience in the entertainment industry, including a thorough understanding of and demonstrated proficiency with the acquisition of video programming for exploitation on television and/or digital media.
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered and must be willing to submit transcripts.
  • Willingness to work nights and on weekends, if needed.
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY.

Desired Characteristics
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Outstanding analytic, communication and organizational skills, including excellent drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented approach.
  • Comfortable making legal decisions and advising on business risks.
  • Sound business judgment, and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple, wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
  • Proactively identify, prioritize and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to approach complex legal scenarios in a thoughtful and analytic fashion.
  • Ability to explain complex legal concepts to business and creative executives, build consensus across business units, think creatively, and collaborate with other executives to address business needs.

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