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Boston Red SoxBoston, MassachusettsFull TimeRemote


The Legal Department handles corporate and legal matters primarily related to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Sports Management and NESN. We are seeking to hire a practicing experienced transactional attorney to assist the current legal team members with drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, including advertising and sponsorship agreements, software licenses, services agreements, consulting and event agreements and nondisclosure agreements, in addition to assisting with other legal work within our businesses.

We are looking for an individual with a consistent track record drafting and finalizing agreements in a high-volume corporate legal environment, preferably (but not necessarily) in conjunction with a sports or entertainment property. This individual should possess excellent analytical and organizational skills and demonstrate strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with internal clients. The ideal candidate should have the ability to work independently as well as effectively within a team setting, will complete tasks in a timely, efficient and effective manner and can handle a high volume of transactional responsibilities simultaneously. They will demonstrate close attention to detail, a high level of commitment to quality work product and a high level of professionalism and discretion in dealing with confidential information.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with corporate partnerships department in the drafting and negotiation of sponsorship agreements.
  • Liaise with the events teams to draft and negotiate venue license agreements, sponsorship agreements, vendor agreements, waivers and other legal documents for non-baseball events.
  • Provide legal expertise in connection with MLB rule compliance, sweepstakes and other digital and offline promotional and marketing campaigns.
  • Support other business needs, large-scale special projects and compliance related activities, as needed.

Characteristics/Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; admitted to practice before a state bar association.
  • 3+ years of experience at a law firm or 3-5 years of experience in-house. Experience in the sports or entertainment industry a plus. (Would consider less than 3 years’ experience for extraordinary candidates.)
  • Experience with commercial contract negotiation and drafting (e.g., software licenses, sponsorship agreements, NDAs, terms of service, commission agreements).
  • Experience interacting with clients and managing or escalating questions or issues as appropriate.
  • Excellent legal and business judgment and the ability to demonstrate success balancing the need to limit risk to the organization with the goal of supporting the creativity, enthusiasm and pace of internal clients.
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively within a fast-paced, high performance environment, providing legal advice and guidance related to a wide range of commercial contracts, advertising and sponsorship agreements, events and other business matters.
  • Sense of urgency, with the ability to identify and articulate issues, offer solutions and follow-through to resolution.
  • Strong capacity to manage own performance independently and effectively, exhibiting excellent time management and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; as well as analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

The Red Sox (or FSM) requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to applicable legal requirements.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, disability, military/veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected genetic information.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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