• Business & Legal Affairs Coordinator

    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/30/2018 9:42 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Career Category
    Business & Legal Affairs
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, seeks a smart, enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the high volume, fast-paced Business and Legal Affairs Department servicing the Latin America/US Hispanic region. This individual will report into the Director, Business and Legal Affairs and support the Vice President with handling television program acquisitions, production, and other related matters.


    • Using Discovery’s contract forms, format, draft, and negotiate programming agreements such as development, acquisitions, commissions, co-productions, licensing, music (composer, sync, master use, etc.), independent contractor agreements, amendments to various types of agreements, and other documents related to linear and non-linear programming transactions.
    • Review rights waiver forms.
    • Analyze and summarize comments on draft programming agreements from opposing representation.
    • Review title clearance opinions and searches submitted by production companies.
    • Draft and review standard non-disclosure agreements.
    • Liaise with internal network and corporate business unit clients and outside companies to finalize agreements.
    • Assist BLA executives and networks with rights research using internal databases; locate agreements to support current negotiations; effectively navigate and operate within various computer databases relating to areas of responsibility.
    • Create summaries and digests of current and past deals for internal use by networks.
    • Prepare and maintain deal status reports.
    • Track and record contractual deadlines and time-sensitive information.


    • Minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience in the entertainment industry, at a law firm or in-house legal department dealing with the entertainment industry.
    • Fluent English required with fluent Portuguese skills preferred, Spanish language skills a plus.
    • Excellent legal drafting and negotiating skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including clear and effective written and oral communication skills in English and Portuguese.
    • Team player.
    • ‘Owns’ tasks, proactively moves matters on, seeking instructions and taking matters to conclusion without being prompted.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Discreet and can handle confidential information.
    • Ability to handle high volume of work and multi-task a variety of assignments, as well as recognize priorities and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to function on an independent basis, with moderate supervision.
    • Working knowledge of television business and general entertainment industry experience.
    • Working knowledge of program acquisitions and familiarity with acquisitions agreements.
    • Working knowledge of production related issues and experience in production related agreements preferred.
    • Proactive, creative, business-minded approach to anticipating and solving legal and commercial issues.
    • Excellent computer skills a must (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)
    • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school and admission to a U.S. state bar preferred but not required. International equivalent considered.
    • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.


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