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Associate Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs

Horizon Media

Horizon Media

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Job Description

Job Summary

The Associate Counsel assists the Business and Legal Affairs (“BALA”) team in the formal review and negotiation of standard BALA contracts, such as master service agreements, statements of work, sponsorship agreements, media purchase agreements, social media and content agreements, consulting agreements, technology and data license agreements, and contract templates. The Associate Counsel is specifically tasked with drafting, reviewing, assessing vendor agreements across all departments of the agency. Additionally, the Associate Counsel partners with all agency departments to provide campaign counseling, evaluate current contractual risk and to ensure contractual protections and processes are sufficient to cover business transactions. This position also requires proficiency in utilizing the BALA ticketing system (Nexus) related to vendor contract review requests and its electronic contracts database and depository (LaserFiche).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 65% - Contract Review and Negotiation
  • 20% - Campaign Counseling / Contract Risk and Processes
  • 15% - Administrative (contract posting and follow ups)

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • 1-2 years of experience working for a law firm or an in-house legal department of a corporation.
  • Experience in sports marketing and sponsorships preferred.
  • Contract/transactional drafting experience focusing on general corporate contracts.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills – interfacing with agency teams and vendors.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance and prioritize multiple assignments to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Must exhibit excellent attention to detail.
  • MS Office proficiency (Outlook and Word competence a must; MS Teams and Excel a plus).

Nice to have:

  • Experience and/or professional knowledge in the following areas a plus: media/entertainment, digital advertising, social media and data protection/privacy.

Certificates, licenses and registrations

  • Candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York State Bar.

Physical Activity and Work Environment

There are no requirements for physical activity and work environment.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.




Horizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Salary Range

$110,000.00 - $135,000.00

A successful applicant’s actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure/certifications, and equity. As an organization, we take an aptitude and competency-based hiring approach. We provide a competitive total rewards package including a discretionary bonus and a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement savings plans, company paid holidays and unlimited paid time off (PTO), mental health and wellness resources, pet insurance, childcare resources, identity theft insurance, fertility assistance programs, and fitness reimbursement.