What you’ll be doing...

As a Staff Counsel for Verizon’s Business & Legal Affairs team, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of content acquisition and strategy for its linear, digital, and multiplatform video products for its wireline and wireless services. In addition to content acquisition, the successful candidate will play an important role in the management of the video businesses and will advise the company's employees on programming-related matters involving legal issues, as well as finance, strategy, media relations, public policy and operations concerns. This position will be located in Arlington, VA. Other responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiating content licensing, cable affiliation, and retransmission consent agreements with major media companies and other content owners for broadcast, linear, VOD, interactive, TV Everywhere, and mobile video distribution rights.
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements in connection with the deployment of new media technologies and other advanced television and broadband services and in support of Verizon's over-the-top and 5G offerings.
  • Overseeing and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of Verizon's programming agreements.
  • Providing contract-related support and counsel to the Verizon's content acquisition and strategy teams.
  • Negotiating music public performance licenses with performing rights organizations for Verizon's video businesses.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • JD degree and six or more year of relevant work experience.
  • Bar membership and needed licenses.
  • Experience working on intellectual property and/or technology matters.

Even better if have:

  • At least six years of experience as a practicing corporate/transactional attorney at a nationally-recognized law firm or in-house at a major corporation with solid drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Experience licensing content in the cable/broadcast television, entertainment, over-the top, or digital media industries.
  • Established relationships with business and legal executives at major content providers, over-the-top distributors, or digital companies.
  • The ability to manage multiple fast-moving deals in a dynamic setting and to operate in a cross-functional environment is critical, as is the ability to develop key relationships and maintain a visible presence within the company and the larger video industry.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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