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ProfileAssociate Counsel Employment Contracts Responsibilities: Negotiate and draft personal services contracts on behalf of the company for News Division on-and off-air talent, as well as executives across all of the business units. Analyze and interpret personal services contract provisions and represent company in disputes involving employment contract provisions. Participate in ongoing analysis and improvement of negotiation and drafting practices and processes. Conduct legal research on relevant federal and state statutes and case law. Support and utilize proprietary contracts database to track contractual obligations and generate reports for business and HR leaders. Educate and counsel managers and HR professionals in negotiation strategies and practices.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law Degree. 2-5 years of top tier law firm and/or in-house legal experience. Desired: Experience with negotiation and drafting of agreements, particularly employment contracts. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent interpersonal skills which enable to maintain positive interactions with a range of personalities and to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization, as well as with agents and attorneys representing employees. Strong negotiation and precise drafting skills. Self-motivated, able and willing to prioritize work and to effectively address urgent requests from high level corporate and production executives. Experience in the entertainment industry business/legal affairs.
Job Number: 34280BR