Job Details

Senior Legal Counsel

Company name

WTTW

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 03,2019

Valid Through

Oct 16,2019

Posted on

Dec 07,2018

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Senior Legal Counsel
The candidate will provide general oversight and legal supervision over all company legal and business affairs operations. Provide legal counsel to senior management with respect to transactional, regulatory, general corporate, FCC, labor and human resources, intellectual property, compliance and other legal matters. Advise on copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues related to programs, products and services. Provide risk management and litigation management. Manage relationship with outside counsel. Lead station’s labor relations, including the negotiation of employee talent agreements, labor contracts and collective bargaining agreements (IBEW, SAG/AFTRA, AFM, DGA). Advise on personnel issues and draft documents related to those issues. Oversee governance matters and corporate record keeping. Provide legal counsel, negotiate, and draft agreements for all business units in a variety of business dealings including the development, production and distribution of multi-media content (television broadcast, web and radio broadcasting). Work cross-functionally with the business units to support current business operations, and provide strategic thought partnership on innovative approaches and solutions to accomplish business objectives. Work with intellectual property law.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate and IL Bar Membership. 15 years of experience with relevant legal experience required. Must have experience in TV Broadcast/Radio Broadcast and digital platforms. Experience in union negotiations and managing external counsel required. Knowledge of FCC, labor and employment laws are must. Strong interpersonal and writing skills essential. Excellent judgment and decision making skills are must.

Additional info

Job Code: 134

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
WTTW
5400 North Street Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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