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Manager - Business & Legal Affairs

Discovery Inc
Knoxville, TN 37932
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Discovery Inc

Location: Knoxville, TN, United States, 37932
Req ID: 2938

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

Responsible for independently handling deal negotiations and the drafting and review of a variety of agreements for the development, production and distribution of documentary and non-scripted reality television programming, including the agreements for talent, across Discovery's portfolio of networks, with a focus on HGTV and Food Network.


  • Negotiates and/or supports in the negotiation of production and acquisition agreements.
  • Negotiates and/or supports in the negotiation of talent agreements.
  • Acts as a business advisor on production, license, and talent agreements.
  • Structures, negotiates, and oversees the administration of agreements.
  • Analyze and advise client groups regarding the implications of deal terms and recommends best business solutions.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with internal departments and external vendors.
  • Drafts, negotiates, reviews, and revises ancillary production and talent related documents, such as appearance releases, independent contractor agreements, access agreements, title clearances, and format licenses.

  • Requirements

    • JD required.
    • Strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school and current Bar admission
    • At least 2-4 years' experience: i. negotiating and/or drafting media/entertainment/IP-related agreements; ii. focused practice in the areas of media/entertainment/IP at a law firm; or iii. working in the business affairs or legal affairs department of an established media company.
    • Working knowledge of business deals related to production, acquisition, and development of content and to the talent appearing in content.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Ability to take initiative, make firm decisions, and manage projects in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to define and resolve complex challenges.
    • Proficient working with Microsoft Excel, Smartsheet, Word and PowerPoint, MS Outlook, as well as Google G Suite.
    • Must have attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be able to work collaboratively with team members.
    • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

    Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

    We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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    If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.


    Posted: 2021-06-01 Expires: 2021-07-02

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