Warner Bros. Discovery
Atlanta, GA

Counsel, Legal, HBO, Max, and Magnolia Productions

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Employer Provided Salary: $67,584-$125,513 Annually
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Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.
Who We Are...
When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
Your New Role
Magnolia Discovery Ventures, LLC is a joint venture between Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) and Chip and Joanna Gaines, with offices in Knoxville, TN, Waco, TX and New York. Magnolia's programming offers remarkable real-life stories with everyday heart, humor, hope and human connections, to include fascinating families, heart-warming transformations, and life's milestones and transformational moments.
WBD is seeking an attorney to support the Magnolia Network's content development, production and acquisition for WBD's direct-to-consumer and linear platforms. In this position you will be independently responsible for handling the drafting and review of agreements, related negotiations, and management of the deal for the development, production and distribution of documentary and non-scripted reality television programming for Magnolia. You will also provide advice on content-related legal issues for a wide variety of production and programming transactions
Your Role Accountabilities

  • Assume responsibility from start to finish for project/deal, including preparation of contracts for developing, producing, financing, and/or acquiring television programming for the Magnolia Network. Working in coordination with Business Affairs ("BA"), draft and negotiate all business and legal terms with producers' lawyers and agents or other representatives, including standard terms and conditions, back-end participation and ancillary deal components such as the licensing and granting of rights. Draft and/or review development, commission, co-production, acquisition, and other related agreements.
  • Advise and support senior network executives and internal business units (including production management ["PMD"], finance, standards and practices, digital, marketing, consumer products/licensing, publicity, and ad sales) on production and key talent business and legal issues including risk management, background checks, defamation, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, music, advertising and other related issues.
  • Review and draft ancillary production related documents such as access agreements, format licenses, participant releases, and consultant agreements.
  • Assume accountability for deals under tight timelines while acquiring appropriate rights within budgetary parameters.
  • Manage business practices in concert with network editorial/creative and production management.

Qualifications & Experience

  • At least three (3) years of experience working in-house in the business affairs or legal department of an entertainment company or within the entertainment/media practice of a law firm. Preferred experience with a cable or broadcast television network, studio, or production company.
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Membership in the New York, Georgia, or Tennessee State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be registered as in-house counsel
  • Knowledge of television programming and talent agreements and/or cable industry.
  • Knowledge of defamation, privacy, and copyright laws.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills, including clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative, business-friendly approach to problem solving and the ability to provide high-quality legal support in a fast-paced environment are vital.
  • Relationships with entertainment attorneys, talent agents, talent managers and talent publicists along with a working knowledge of union and guild issues a plus.
  • Applicants must be industrious and self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative, make firm decisions, manage projects, and offer a high level of customer service in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Excellent business and legal judgment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and other software applications required.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

How We Get Things Done...
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
The Legal Bits...
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $67,584.00 - $125,513.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.
If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at [email protected].

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What are Warner Bros. Discovery Perks + Benefits

Warner Bros. Discovery Benefits Overview

Warner Bros Discovery offers a comprehensive set of benefits and perks to support employees in their personal and professional lives. Some program highlights include:

• Local medical, dental, and vision programs in many countries around the world.
• On-site wellness and fitness centers across several of our office locations.
• Family support programs. In the U.S., additional services include on-site childcare in certain offices, backup childcare services, family caregiver leave, adoption, surrogacy, and cryopreservation assistance, and more.
• Tools and resources to support the mental wellbeing of our employees and their dependents, including mental health counselors and 24/7 access to free, confidential support through our Employee Assistance Program administrators.
• Products and services to support financial wellbeing including financial planning tools, and a 401(k) savings plan in the U.S.
• Flexible work arrangements around the globe, allowing employees to better balance work and personal commitments.
• Global learning, leadership & organization programs to inspire, equip, and empower our people to thrive. These programs and resources are accessible to everyone at whatever stage they are in their career.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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