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VP, Senior Counsel

Horizon Media

Horizon Media

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Job Description

Job Summary

The Vice President & Senior Counsel (“VPSC”) works with the Business and Legal Affairs (“BALA”) team in connection with the formal review and negotiation of vendor contracts, such as master service agreements, statements of work, sponsorship agreements, media purchase agreements, insertion order terms and conditions, social media and content agreements, consulting agreements, event and facilities agreements, technology and data license agreements, and contract templates (“Practice Areas”). The VPSC is specifically tasked with providing advanced drafting, assessment, counseling, and negotiation skills across all departments of the agency in connection with the Practice Areas. The VPSC is charged with the management and supervision of a small team of attorneys. The VPSC provides supervision, guidance and mentoring to this practice team in the Practice Areas, as well as such guidance to other members of the BALA team as required. Additionally, the VPSC partners with all Horizon Media departments and affiliates, their leads and the agency executive team to provide campaign counseling, providing contract information, evaluate current contractual risk and to ensure that contractual protections and processes are sufficient to cover business transactions. The VPSC is charged with the monitoring and management of the BALA ticketing system (Nexus) related to vendor contract review requests and the delegation and monitoring of assigned tasks from that system to the practice team. This position also requires the use and implementation of the BALA electronic contracts database depository (LaserFiche).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • 50% - Contract Review and Negotiation.
  • 25% - Campaign Counseling / Contract Risk and Processes.
  • 25% - Practice Area and Practice Team Management and Supervision

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise a vendor practice team of two attorneys.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • 7-10 years of experience working within a corporate business affairs/legal affairs department in advertising, media, custom content production and/or entertainment
  • Advanced contract/transactional drafting experience related to corporate contracts
  • Advanced contract/transactional focus in digital advertising, data usage and licensing, social media, sponsorships, and/or custom content production
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills – interfacing with BALA staff members, agency teams and vendors
  • Excellent organizational and delegation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance and prioritize multiple assignments among the vendor practice team to ensure deadlines are met
  • Must exhibit excellent attention to detail and managerial capability
  • Sports marketing, Sponsorship and/or Event Experience is a plus

  • MS Office proficiency (Outlook and Word competence a must; Excel a plus)

  • Working understanding and utilization of office and document technology required. Usage and/or implementation of document management systems and/or task ticketing systems a plus

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school. 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

$210,000.00 - $240,000.00

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.