NBC Universal Counsel, Legal Affairs, NBC Entertainment in Universal City, California

Job Number 34100BR

Job Title Counsel, Legal Affairs, NBC Entertainment

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 California

City Universal City


Role Purpose

The Counsel, Legal Affairs will draft and negotiate television entertainment agreements and be responsible for handling production-related legal issues for television programming for NBC Entertainment, which includes our studios, Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studios, and our broadcast network, NBC, with an emphasis on unscripted programming. Representative types of agreements include development and rights agreements, on-camera talent agreements, producer and director agreements, overall and first look agreements, license and co-production agreements, digital rights agreements, production services agreements, commercial production agreements and similar documents. The Counsel, Legal Affairs will also advise clients on intellectual property, defamation, privacy, contract, clearance, rights-related and regulatory issues, as well as other issues arising out of programming.


  • Draft, review, negotiate and interpret contracts and other documentation.

  • Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues, and propose practical, responsive solutions.

  • Vet content, scripts, activity outlines, and series/challenge rules.

  • Partner with NBCUniversal business executives, as well as colleagues in the Law Department, to discuss and implement best practices and formulate new processes in connection with business needs.

  • Create and update forms.

  • Work with the Legal Affairs team and colleagues in the Law Department on major projects with long-term business implications

  • Other matters at the direction of the SVPs and/or VPs, Legal Affairs.


Basic Qualifications

  • Member of California bar, or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel.

  • A minimum of three years of entertainment, intellectual property, corporate transactions, litigation, privacy, defamation and/or other relevant subject matter expertise; law firm experience highly desired.Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered

  • Willingness to work nights and on weekends if needed

  • Must submit transcripts and analytic writing samples

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

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

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Outstanding academic credentials.

  • Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution

  • Outstanding analytic and organizational skills, including excellent drafting and negotiation skills

  • Sound, practical business judgment; adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters and priorities, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; experience communicating with various audiences and levels of management

  • Ability to develop strong relationships with multiple business units and their representatives

  • Teamwork-oriented attitude

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and other related tools

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