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Director, Talent Negotiations

Company name

Warner Media, LLC

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Date Last Verified

Aug 10, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 23, 2020

Posted on

Jul 31, 2020

Years of Experience

3-7 yrs required


Atlanta, GA, United States

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Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
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Director, Talent Negotiations
The candidate will be responsible for the negotiation, structure and administration of agreements for talent across CNN networks and platforms. Will act as a representative for the various CNN Networks and platforms with external agencies, will handle business matters pertaining to the talent agreements, and will provide advice and counsel to senior management. Duties: Structuring and negotiating all major deal points in agreements for talent (anchors, correspondents, reporters) and contributors across CNN networks and platforms, as well as talent that appears in original series for CNN and HLN. Establishing and maintaining relationships with internal clients, including regular communication regarding deal negotiation status. Timely responding to agencies and attorneys on deals and maintaining relationships with the same. Actively tracking expiration and option deadlines, and working with senior management on deal renewals. Reviewing and providing budgetary guidance related to the talent deals. Collaborating with the legal team to get agreements signed and to ensure accuracy with negotiated deal terms. Assists with other special projects related to talent. Working closely day-to-day with various internal departments: Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Ad Sales, Research, Program Development, Accounting, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions, S&P to provide advice relative to the talent agreements.

Qualification and Experience

A Four-year undergraduate degree (B.A./B.S.), as well as Juris Doctor required. Experience in the news or television industry is required. Must have 3-7 years in either labor and employment law or Business Affairs. Should have experience with employment agreements and independent contract agreements. Demonstrated drafting and negotiation skills are required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships externally and internally at all organizational levels. Should have strongly self-motivated with an ability to work independently as well as a part of a close-knit team.

Additional info

Job ID 176864BR

Company info

Hiring coordinator
Warner Media, LLC
One Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019-8016
New York City, NY 10019-8016

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