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Senior Counsel Content Acquisition

Company name
Confidential

Location
San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Nov 15, 2022

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Join Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, a premium streaming service leading the charge in making entertainment accessible to all. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tubi is an ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service with movies and television shows. With over 40,000 titles from every major Hollywood studio, Tubi gives fans of movies and television shows an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free. Tubi's library has something for every member of our diverse audience, and we're committed to building a workforce that reflects that diversity. We're looking for great people who are creative thinkers, self-motivators, and impact-makers looking to help shape the future of streaming. Our services are currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico.

About the Role:

We are looking to add a Senior Counsel to our growing legal team. You will play a key role in structuring, drafting, and negotiating a variety of licensing and other commercial agreements for content acquisition (for all manner of rights, licenses, and deal structures), including how our content business intersects with marketing, sales, and other key business operations.  You will be working with your fellow legal colleagues and many teams across the organization and will have a direct impact on our service as we continue to grow our library and expand our reach internationally.  

You are an energetic team player, well-seasoned within your career, who is able to provide counseling on a wide range of legal and business issues and translate business needs into key legal protections.  You should preferably have experience working in an in-house environment tracking closely with business leads, with experience in how digital rights licensing works across multi-platform delivery. The Tubi Legal Department is fast-paced, challenging, collaborative, and strives to be an excellent partner to our fellow Tubies.  This is a great opportunity for a dynamic lawyer who has a passion for helping scale and shape commercial contracting processes and policies, training fellow Tubies to accomplish the same, and impacting the reach and scale of our product and service.

This position is for either our San Francisco or Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating content acquisition deals, with a deep understanding of multi-platform digital rights licensing, including drafting/negotiating across all rights and fees structures, and experience negotiating DRM/content protection and other IP-related needs
  • Experience in effectively negotiating against both larger studios and indie licensors, and the ability to evolve and grow business relationships with valued content partners
  • Working with colleagues to establish best practices and templates for use in all content and general commercial matters and identify practical business solutions for driving contracts to close in a manner that balances meeting business objectives and mitigating risk
  • Developing and providing training to internal clients on the content of and compliance with the Tubi's agreements and policies
  • Assisting other legal team members with overflow work and counseling clients as needed

Your background:

  • Digital content acquisition or distribution experience with a studio or other digital media content provider, and/or digital content licensing experience for a direct-to-consumer streaming service, is preferred
  • JD received from an ABA-accredited U.S. law school
  • 10+ years of legal experience required in content licensing, with experience in technology and commercial transactions
  • 5+ years of in-house legal department experience
  • An excellent negotiator with strong influencing skills experienced in drafting complex content acquisition or distribution contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to balance necessary legal protections with practical business needs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex legal transactions and drive them to close amidst interdepartmental concerns
  • Admission to the State Bar of California is preferred. Registered In-House Counsel is acceptable, provided the individual is licensed in at least one U.S. state

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with streaming, technology, and content protection issues
  • Experience with multi-platform, direct-to-consumer application distribution 
  • Experience with digital media advertising and/or ad technology, and marketing, a plus

Tubi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an E-Verify company.

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