NBC Universal Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs (Transactional) in New York, New York

Job Number 36787BR

Job Title Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs (Transactional)

Business Segment Staff

Sub-Business Corporate Legal

Posting Category Legal & Business Affairs

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


Role Purpose

The Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, will oversee all transactional legal work for NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises group. Primary job duties involve drafting and negotiating contracts, including license and distribution agreements for the exploitation and monetization of “digital first” and “digital derivative” programming.


  • Draft, review, negotiate, and interpret contracts and other documents, including primarily agreements relating to the distribution of “digital first” and “digital derivative” programming in various media (including AVOD and SVOD).

  • Advise and coordinate with business development executives, marketing, technology experts and others to identify and resolve business and legal issues (including issues relating to contract interpretation) and provide ongoing counsel, advice and support.

  • Provide oversight of general legal and business practices and standards and oversight of certain regulatory and other legal compliance matters relating to content distribution

  • Create and update forms.

  • Other matters at the direction of the Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs.


Basic Qualifications

  • JD

  • Member of a state bar in good standing.

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience practicing corporate/transactional law at a major law firm.

  • Minimum 10 years of law experience either in-house or at a firmEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

  • Must be willing to work in New York, New York.

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

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Outstanding academic credentials (excellent academic record at top tier law school).

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify, prioritize and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.

  • Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution and ability to work independently.

  • Outstanding analytic and organizational skills, including excellent drafting and negotiation skills and attention to detail.

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

  • Ability to develop strong relationships with multiple business units and their representatives; teamwork-oriented attitude.

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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and other related tools.

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