NBC Universal Associate Counsel/Counsel, Labor Relations in New York, New York

Job Number 34240BR

Job Title Associate Counsel/Counsel, Labor Relations

Business Segment Staff

Sub-Business Corporate Legal

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



  • Provide strategic advice and counsel to internal clients, including HR professionals, business leaders, managers and television production teams regarding labor laws and union contractual obligations.

  • Act as chief spokesperson for Company in certain collective bargaining negotiations; negotiate side-agreements with guilds and unions as needed to facilitate television production; participate in industry contract negotiations on behalf of the company and provide all necessary support.

  • Act as labor legal counsel in grievances, arbitrations and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

  • Independently develop and maintain working relationships with labor union representatives.

  • Educate and advise business leaders and HR professionals in aspects of positive employment practices.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Law Degree.

  • Admitted to practice law, New York bar preferred.

  • Minimum of 3+ years for Associate Counsel and 6+ years for Counsel in labor relations/labor law experience.Eligibility Requirements:

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

  • Must be willing to travel, have flexibility with working hours, and availability on weekends with short notice.

  • Must be willing to work in New York.

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

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent litigation skills and specific labor litigation/arbitration experience (NLRB experience preferred).

  • Excellent negotiations skills and experience, union contract negotiations experience preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including legal and business writing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships within all levels of the organization.

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.

  • Clear thinker with ability to quickly identify root causes of problems and develop creative and strategic solutions.

  • Experience in the entertainment industry and with entertainment industry labor relations.

  • Adaptable and collaborative style.

  • Self-motivated with a demanding work ethic.

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