NBC Universal Associate Counsel Employment Contracts in New York, New York

Job Number 34280BR

Job Title Associate Counsel Employment Contracts

Business Segment Staff

Sub-Business Corporate Human Resources

Posting Category Legal & Business Affairs

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


Role Purpose

NBCUniversal is looking for an attorney to join its Executive and Talent Contracts group.


  • Negotiate and draft personal services contracts on behalf of the company for NBC News Division on-and off-air talent, as well as executives across all of the NBCUniversal business units

  • Analyze and interpret personal services contract provisions and represent company in disputes involving employment contract provisions

  • Participate in ongoing analysis and improvement of negotiation and drafting practices and processes

  • Conduct legal research on relevant federal and state statutes and case law

  • Support and utilize proprietary contracts database to track contractual obligations and generate reports for business and HR leaders

  • Educate and counsel managers and HR professionals in negotiation strategies and practices


Basic Qualifications

  • Law degree

  • Minimum of 2 years – maximum of 5 years of top tier law firm and/or in-house legal experienceEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with negotiation and drafting of agreements, particularly employment contracts

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent interpersonal skills which enable him/her to maintain positive interactions with a range of personalities and to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization, as well as with agents and attorneys representing NBCUniversal employees

  • Strong negotiation and precise drafting skills

  • Self-motivated, able and willing to prioritize work and to effectively address urgent requests from high level corporate and production executives

  • Experience in the entertainment industry business/legal affairs

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