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ProfileVP, Assistant Chief Counsel The candidate will report to Group Vice President, Law – Programming. Serving as a senior level in-house legal counsel responsible for retransmission consent and other broadcast signal carriage issues, this individual will assist in the overall management of the business and legal affairs with respect to the company’s retransmission of broadcast signals. Negotiate and draft complex retransmission consent agreements with major broadcast groups and individual broadcast stations, and will advise on carriage obligations with respect to PBS stations and LPTV stations. In addition, this position will handle regulatory issues, including network non-dupe/syndex, “must-carry”, market modification, compulsory license issues, subscriber notice requirements, etc. Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience, both internally and externally. Responsible for matters relating to carriage of television broadcast stations, including working with the Content Acquisition and Product group to negotiate, draft, review, revise and approve all retransmission consent contracts for carriage of broadcast television stations and advise on “must carry” regulatory issues. Oversee compliance with various broadcast regulations (network non dupe/syndex, etc.). Provide strategic advice and expert guidance to executives in Content Acquisition and Product group on policy, legal and business implications of retransmission consent agreements, emerging issues in retrans (e.g., ATSC 3.0), in addition to copyright and other legal issues implicated by distribution of content over existing and new technology platforms, CE devices and applications. Develop and recommend company policy and positions on legal issues and process relating to broadcast signal carriage. Provide counsel on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits and regulatory proceedings relating to broadcast signal carriage. Support GVP, Law – Programming in managing Programming Legal group; regularly meet with and advise GVP, Law – Programming regarding status and priority of broadcast signal carriage matters. Provide and/or coordinate training for Programming Legal and Business personnel regarding subject areas affecting broadcast signal carriage. Manage outside counsel when applicable. A law degree and be admitted to the bar, or eligible for admission as in-house counsel, in the applicable state; top-tier law school preferred. 8+ years of relevant experience is required. Solid: background in copyright law, forward-looking and be comfortable with emerging technologies related to content distribution; understanding of FCC regulations and copyright issues related to the distribution of broadcast content over various platforms; legal reasoning and drafting skills required. Ability: to run deals involving multiple, highly complex sets of agreements; to make decisions and creatively solve problems while working under pressure; to manage multiple projects at one time and shift gears as priorities change; to work well with a team, including cross-functionally; to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and straight-forward manner with all levels of management and company personnel required. 4+ years of law firm with a focus on complex commercial transactions / in-house lawyer in the cable or broadcast industry preferred.
Requisition ID: 201432BR