Content Legal Counsel
Launching next year Quibi is the first entertainment platform that fits perfectly into any moment of your day. We’re on a mission to entertain, inform and inspire with fresh content from today’s top talent—one quick bite at a time. Founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, Quibi brings together the best of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Every day, we’re defining the next era of storytelling. Yes, it’s a tall order—and that’s what makes it so exciting. We have a start-up culture, but the leadership and resources to be in this for the long haul. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and build something from the ground up, working here will never be just a job.
The Content Legal Counsel will manage Production Legal and Legal Affairs functions in connection with the development and production of content (scripted, alternative, daily news, sports, and lifestyle programming) licensed from third-party producers.
What You'll Do:
- Establish and implement best practices and processes for the Content Legal team.
- Provide timely and thoughtful advice on potential risks and issues associated with productions, including risks associated with physical production, defamation, privacy, intellectual property (IP), true crime, hidden camera/hoax, competitions, minors, etc.
- Evaluate and monitor the steps and processes Quibi’s licensors are taking in order to mitigate/eliminate identified risks.
- Structure, negotiate and draft legal affairs agreements.
- Conduct pre-exhibition review of content to ensure licensor compliance with IP issues and contractual restrictions.
- Advise on and enforce insurance and indemnity requirements.
- Collaborate with the key stakeholders, including business affairs, production, and creative teams, to ensure alignment with business goals and objectives.
What You’ll Need:
- 7 years of television production legal and/or legal affairs experience with on-point work experience (ideally in a studio, network, entertainment law firm or production company environment).
- Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
- Possess a comprehensive working knowledge of production legal issues (including defamation, privacy and IP issues) and entertainment legal affairs.
- Ability to build strong internal client relationships, effectively advise clients under conditions of uncertainty, high-pressure and/or high-risk, and generate strong client satisfaction through strategic thinking and firm decision making.
- Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise.