Team Whistle – comprising Whistle, Tiny Horse, New Form and Vertical Networks – is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. We create and distribute engaging content experiences for today’s audiences, always playing in the positive and resonating with what’s relatable. Our premium scripted, unscripted and interactive shows, podcasts, music and merchandise are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. We help brands activate and engage consumers across the content ecosystem.
Team Whistle is looking for a Legal Counsel to report into our Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs.
Our legal practice includes all aspects of branded and original content deals, intellectual property licensing, marketing and advertising, original programming, talent agreements, pre-publication review of content, regulatory compliance, and contract management. As Legal Counsel, you will:
Draft and negotiate advertising and sponsorship agreements, services agreements, licensing agreements, production agreements, talent agreements and vendor agreements.
Counsel social media, talent and production teams on branded content campaigns and original programming from ideation through execution.
Review campaigns and content for regulatory compliance (e.g. FTC, COPPA, GDPR) and rights clearance.
Assist with the Legal & Business Affairs team’s efforts to develop and refine forms, processes and procedures
Manage contract management database
Keep apprised of relevant industry developments
Provide support for the Legal & Business Affairs team where needed.
Must be admitted, active and in good standing with the New York state bar.
Minimum of 2-4 years prior experience; combination of firm and in-house experience also preferred
Extensive experience drafting and negotiating agreements required.
Substantial understanding of intellectual property law and relevant federal and state consumer protection laws and regulations, with a strong desire to learn new areas of the law.
Deep knowledge of advertising and entertainment industries and related transactions.
Highly organized, detail oriented, collegial and self-motivated.
Ability to manage multiple matters and accommodate tight deadlines while working in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently but also be a team player.