Counsel, Digital Media at The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA)

| Atlanta, GA
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Do you have a passion for tackling the legal issues of streaming weather, news, shows, movies and sports? Do you have a habit of asking, "how's the weather?" We have the perfect role!

Job Summary:

The Weather Group Business and Legal Affairs team is seeking a transactional attorney to join our fast paced legal team. Digital media is growing, and so are we, developing and delivering new digital streaming products to consumers that focus on everything entertainment, not just the weather. We are looking for an attorney who enjoys problem solving and working directly with business leads to ensure product growth doesn't lead to legal headaches. The role will include providing legal and business-related advice for The Weather Group (The Weather Channel, Local Now and Pattrn) and other Allen Media digital properties ( and theGrio). The role will have a high level of responsibility and will work directly with the various business units of the company.

  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts for direct-to-consumer digital media products, including content acquisition agreements (e.g., FAST Channels, movie and series VOD titles) and distribution agreements (e.g., OTT, broadcast, cable and satellite).
  • Draft, negotiate and interpret a variety of transactional agreements, such as vendor, independent contractor, equipment, technology and software.
  • Review content rights related issues and manage intellectual property rights and clearances.
  • Work with the development and product team to understand operational and technical workflow and documentation, including the use of PII in relation to company policies.
  • Structure and negotiate agreements with advertisers, ad servers, ad exchanges and ad tech platforms and technology.
  • Draft and maintain form agreements.
  • Perform day to day legal related tasks as needed and assigned.
  • Provide legal advice to management, marketing, ad sales, IT, programming, finance and operations.
  • Analyze and summarize various agreement terms to advise business partners.

Experience and Skills:
  • 2 - 6 years transactional legal experience in digital media, streaming, and television (broadcast, digital or cable), preferably with some in-house experience with a studio, network, OTT distributor or platform, or a production company.
  • J.D. and admission to the State Bar of Georgia, or in-house counsel registration provided the applicant is licensed in at least one U.S. state.
  • Familiarity with licensing agreements.
  • General knowledge of privacy policies and laws (i.e., CPPA).
  • General understanding of music rights and licensing as it relates to programming.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Ability to balance legal requirements with business needs to effectively work with business teams.
  • Ideal candidate must be able to work independently and handle a high volume of legal matters, while also working well with business partners and all levels of management.
  • Self-motivated and well organized with the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment.
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The Weather Channel operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Atlanta, GA. It has 824 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health insurance, 401(K), Paid holidays. To see all 4 open jobs at The Weather Channel, click here.
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