Vice President and Counsel – iHeart Media

Nashville, TN

What We Need:

iHeartMedia is seeking a Vice President and Counsel to join our Legal Affairs/Contracts team.

What You’ll Do:

  • Negotiate employment contracts with opposing counsel and/or agents
  • Prepare and draft a high volume of contracts for on-air and podcast talent, programming employees and executives, including complex financial structuring for multi-year deals.
  • Analyze issues and provide strategic advice and transaction expertise with the business teams.
  • Build and maintain direct talent relationships as well as agent/attorney relationships for Company’s broadcast, programming and podcast talent.
  • Maintain and expand strong working relationships with the local markets, networks, Premiere Networks and podcast teams.
  • Support the Senior Vice President, Talent Affairs with oversight and management of standards, policies and best practices for all talent deal negotiations, contract administration and reporting.
  • Support the Company’s contract management system.
  • Advise and counsel assigned markets on any broadcast operations issues, questions and/or projects related to programming talent.

What You’ll Need:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school and 6+ years of legal experience in a U.S. Law firm or an in-house legal position.
  • Admitted to practice law from any state within the United States and in good standing;
  • Experience negotiating with opposing counsel, and also preferably with talent agents;
  • Experience drafting contracts, in particular employment and/or entertainment deals ;
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and a self-starter;
  • Exceptional time management skills;
  • Be a quick learner in a high paced environment and be able to retain information quickly.
  • Able to prioritize urgent requests or time sensitive contracts.
  • Be prompt with responses to business and team members.
  • Ability to work with senior management.
  • Familiarity with a contract management system is a plus.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
  • Full proficiency and understanding of job function
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • In-depth knowledge of key business drivers and how this impacts your team
  • Experience in team and project management for mid-sized projects
  • Ability to recognize and mitigate risk
  • Confidence to solve complex problems using multiple sources of information
  • Growth mindset and desire for continued knowledge sharing and learning
  • Understanding of impact of your own decisions
  • Ability to identify new opportunities for continued improvement across business
  • Comfort acting as a trusted advisor for colleagues with less experience
  • Ability to manage complex and confidential information and to influence others to build consensus across all levels

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