Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs

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Employment Type: Full-Time
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<p><strong>Counsel, Business &amp; Legal Affairs</strong></p>
<p><strong>About VICE</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">An international media company that captures people at the heart of stories, and focuses on the ideas, issues, and context that other outlets miss. Launched in 1994, VICE operates in 35 cities across the globe, making 1500 pieces of content every day with a focus on five lines of business: VICE Digital, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICELAND, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world.</span></p>
<p><strong>VICE x Team</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Business &amp; Legal Affairs team provides business-oriented legal guidance and strategies across the organization.  </span></p>
<p><strong>Role x You</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are a highly motivated self-starter who will provide business and legal affairs services with a focus on original programming and production throughout the organization.  You will have the ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment and can prioritize requests from multiple departments. You are a skilled production attorney, and can expertly and quickly advise production from pre-production through delivery.  You are a team player and enjoy the challenge of finding solutions to complex legal issues surrounding our programming. </span></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Structure, draft and negotiate a high volume of production-related agreements for unscripted programs, including third-party commissioning agreements, talent agreements,  and production services agreements.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Evaluate content to assess legal risks from development through pre-broadcast review of episodes.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Advise on rights issues (third party, fair use, promotional, etc.)</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Negotiate and finalize marketing related agreements, including SOWs, photographer, vendor and location agreements.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Working with a broad range of departments (Rights &amp; Clearances, Production Management, Employment, Human Resources, Security &amp; Risk and Insurance) on production matters and to seek ways to improve production legal policies and procedures.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Maintain relationships with key managers, agencies and attorneys in the entertainment community.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other matters as assigned by the Vice President, Business &amp; Legal Affairs</span></li>
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<p><strong>Qualifications</strong></p>
<p><strong>You have these:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">3-5 years experience as a practicing entertainment attorney at a law firm, or in-house at a network, production company or agency.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Possess excellent negotiating, drafting, analytical, interpersonal, communication, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Capable of building strong internal client relationships at all levels of the business, and effectively advise clients under conditions of uncertainty, high-pressure and/or high-risk and generate strong client satisfaction through a quick turnaround and firm decision-making.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to work effectively and collaboratively cross-functionally, think practically and be solution-oriented.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Capable of collaborating with a team facing a high volume of work and competing priorities. </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">J.D. and admitted to the NY state bar.</span> </li>
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<p><strong>We’d love if you also had these:</strong></p>
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<li><span>Production legal experience highly preferred.</span></li>
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We want to find people who believe in our goals and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. To learn more read the</span><a href="https://viceguideto.vice.com/"> <strong>VICE Guide to VICE</strong></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation.   The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job.  VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs.</span></p>
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<p><strong>Working at VICE</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE offers comprehensive benefits including but not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beverages, healthy snacks and the opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.</span></p>
<p><strong>Equal Empl