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Sr. Counsel, Marketing & Promotions

Universal City, CA
Full Time
Job #: 53908BR Exp.: 6+ Years
The candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Providing high level advice including counsel and risk assessment on domestic and global marketing campaigns and activations.
  • Drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements related to the advertising, marketing, promotion, publicity and exploitation of films, television shows, short form content and related IP, including licensing agreements; sponsorship, product placement, promotion and brand integration agreements; commercial tie-ins; book tie-ins; and charitable partnerships, as well as agreements related to the production, development and exploitation of creative content.
  • Drafting documents and reviewing all legal aspects of events and field marketing activities such as pop up shops, experiential live events, premieres, and award shows, including venue, security, accommodation, transportation, food and beverage and related agreements.
  • Conducting rights review and analysis of distribution, acquisition and talent agreements.
  • Reviewing creative materials and advising on clearance and rights issues, and preparing necessary materials releases.
  • Providing advice on legal compliance and drafting terms and conditions, official rules and release forms for competitions, contests and sweepstakes.
  • Advising on compliance with MPAA, FTC, NAD, and COPPA guidelines, cases, and decisions.
  • Advising on compliance with CARU and FTC guidelines in connection with advertising to children issues.
  • Reviewing creative materials and advising on clearance, talent, and rights issues, and preparing necessary materials releases.
  • In consultation with Labor & Employment team, advising on SAG/AFTRA and SAG Commercials Contract issues related to advertising, marketing and exploitation.
  • Providing regular training to cross functional business departments on marketing-related legal issues and risks.
  • In consultation with Privacy legal team, providing privacy-related advice in connection with promotions, marketing games, email and mobile campaigns.
  • Helping to draft and advise on companywide policies for social media, branded and custom content integrations, engagement of influencers and native advertising.
  • Working with Business Affairs & Legal execs in Content & Production Risk, IP, Distribution, Litigation, Consumer Products, Ad Sales and Home Entertainment towards the development and implementation of consistent provisions and policies related to marketing across NBCUniversal.
  • Supervising outside counsel and more junior members of the Marketing & Promotions team.

Basic Qualifications
  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Member of the California State Bar, or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-house Counsel.
  • 6+ years of legal experience in a law firm or in-house legal department of a major media company, with at least 4 years of experience in marketing and advertising matters.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in Los Angeles
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics
  • Excellent drafting, negotiating and analytical skills.
  • A strong understanding and interest in marketing, advertising, digital and social media.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills enabling the candidate to work with multiple personalities and styles at all levels of the organization.
  • Highly detail oriented and organized with exceptional ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Self-starter with a very strong work ethic and the ability to work as part of a team but also independently with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with marketing and advertising regulations from the FTC, COPPA and CARU preferred.

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