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Associate Counsel - Affiliate Distribution and Affairs

Posted May 22
Full Time
New York

Job Description

AMC Networks is home to many of the greatest stories and characters in TV and film and the premier destination for passionate and engaged fan communities around the world.

We create and curate celebrated series and films across distinct brands and make them available to audiences everywhere. Our portfolio includes targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and HIDIVE; cable networks AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, Sundance TV and WE tv; and film distribution labels IFC Films and RLJE Films. The company also operates AMC Studios, our in-house studio, production, and distribution operation behind acclaimed and fan-favorite originals including The Walking Dead Universe and the Anne Rice Immortal Universe, and AMC Networks International, our international programming business.

We are currently seeking an Associate Counsel, Affiliate Distribution and Affairs to join our legal team based in our New York, New York headquarters .

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with SVP – Legal Affiliate Distribution and advise content distribution business clients to develop strategy and deal structure of affiliate transactions in the United States and Canada
  • Play a key role in the drafting and negotiation of complex agreements for the carriage of AMCN’s content portfolio on cable and streaming platforms, including cable networks, SVOD services/applications, FAST channels, AVOD and TVOD/EST.
  • Critically evaluate complex agreements and prepare legal analyses for upcoming deal negotiations
  • Collaborate with the finance, marketing, and engineering/operations related to partner management
  • Advise distribution business with respect to contractual and regulatory compliance
  • Prepare and present legal point of view within legal department and to business clients

QUALIFICATIONS (Required & Preferred)

  • J.D. and strong academic credentials required
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with MVPD and streaming platforms and/or content distribution is a plus
  • Highly motivated with a passion for learning
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Excellent communication, drafting, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Even-keeled temperament suitable for long negotiation cycles
  • Member of NY Bar in good standing

The base compensation range for this position is $120,000 to $135,000 commensurate with experience. AMC Networks additionally offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Services, among other benefit plan options, subject to eligibility requirements. AMC Networks values the benefits achieved through in-office collaboration, but we provide our employees with the flexibility to work from home one day per week.

The Company is committed to policy of nondiscrimination in its employment and personnel practices. Applicants are considered for all employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, religion, alienage, citizenship, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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