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The Walt Disney Company Counsel, FX Networks Legal Affairs in Burbank, California

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney Network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

Responsibilities :

In this role you will handle agreements and identify and resolve legal issues in connection with the network operations and initiatives of FX Networks, particularly with respect to its marketing, publicity, and promotional groups. Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of agreements and deals, including vendor master agreements and statements of work, licenses, releases, production-related agreements, digital agreements, cross-promotions, and sponsorships. Analyzing and advising in connection with legal rights and obligations, deal structure, guild agreements, intellectual property matters, claims, clearances, audits and other matters arising out of the day-to-day operations of television network(s). Providing solutions-oriented advice and subsequent review and approval for marketing output in all forms, including experiential activations, promotional goods, audiovisual pieces, co-branded content, social media activity, and more.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 3 years of combined experience at a law firm and/or network/studio.

  • Experience at a television network or studio, transaction experience, and/or familiarity with marketing legal issues.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines and execute efficiently against multiple, high-priority and high-volume projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Exceptional ability to respond to and interact with creative and business executives at all levels of seniority and any degree of familiarity with legal issues in a manner that is personable, professional, and useful.

  • Exceptional facility with spotting issues, assessing and communicating risks, making common-sense decisions, and finding flexible/creative solutions to achieve business goals.

  • Strong ability to work independently and to contribute positively as a collaborative member of a team, with a strong commitment to curiosity, learning, and excellence.

  • Enthusiasm for developing skills and experience alongside an evolving business with innovative ideas.

  • Admission to California State Bar Association

Required Education :

  • Juris Doctorate

Additional Information :


Job ID: 699113BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks