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Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full-Time
Posted/Updated: 1/13/2020

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Job Description:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of program/content licenses, and other commercial agreements for NBC Sports Group and its sports properties, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, NBC Sports Regional Networks and their respective websites and other digital platforms. Agreements may include various forms of program or content license agreements with leagues, conferences, national governing bodies, international federations, sports teams, colleges, and other sports content suppliers (including rights/license agreements, time buy agreements, barter agreements, etc.), sponsorship agreements, programming development agreements, syndication agreements, production agreements, radio simulcasts and other commercial agreements
  • Counsel clients on contractual interpretation, advertising and promotional rights, production obligations, intellectual property usage, clearance issues and pre-litigation dispute resolution associated with sports and programming rights
  • Work on corporate and transactional matters as necessary, in conjunction with corporate development group
  • Liaise with and advise TV and Digital distribution teams on rights and clearances associated with network and digital distribution matters
  • Present analyses directly to executives and management
  • Assist with corporate governance including service as Corporate Secretary to multiple boards of directors.
  • Manage flow of information to board members and maintain corporate records.
  • Assist in the organization of board and committee meetings, prepare and/or review and distribute meeting material, prepare resolutions and draft minutes.
  • Review and interpret organizational documents (e.g. LLC and partnership agreements.)


Basic Qualifications

  • Law degree from top tier law school
  • Member of a state bar in good standing
  • Minimum three (3) years related experience at law firm or comparable in-house position
  • Capable of providing practical legal advice to members of business team at all levels

Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Desired Characteristics

  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task successfully and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision
  • Experience in broadcast media or sports business, and/or new media and/or an understanding of television, cable industry and/or new media distribution businesses, a plus


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