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Job Description for Associate Director, Business and Legal Affairs

Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs


Tennis Channel ( is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Roland Garros (French Open), Wimbledon, Australian Open, Emirates US Open Series, ATP Masters Series and other events, WTA Tour competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 MSO’s, Verizon FiOS TV, and has a national footprint via DirecTV and DISH Network.


Position: Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs




Negotiating and drafting programming, acquisition, development and production agreements within a sports environment, which include agreements for talent and all legal matters during the course of production


Ability to review, revise, negotiate and draft various signal transport rights and other technical operations agreements


Ability to work as part of team responsible for network’s distribution to MSO’s/MVPD’s


Areas of responsibility also include licensing, marketing matters, evaluating rights/chain of title issues, clearance matters, advertising, sponsorship, promotion, publicity, internet issues, drafting/review of sweepstakes and promotions as well as general corporate issues including oversight of general legal and business practices and content standards


Advise and coordinate with executives and other personnel to identify and resolve business and legal issues, contract interpretation, and provide ongoing counsel, advice and support


Experience working with senior management as part of a litigation team




Sports media background     


Minimum 2 years’ professional experience


J.D. and member in good standing of a U.S. state bar (California preferred)


Ability to work both independently, and as part of a team to problem solve and negotiate deals


Outstanding interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a range of personalities and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization and with outside business partners


Excellent communication skills and computer literacy


Exceptional drafting and analytical skills


Capacity to handle a heavy work load, while maintaining a strong work-ethic and high level of self-motivation


To be considered, please send resume, salary history and requirements to:

Tennis Channel Inc.

Attn: Recruiter

2850 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 150

Santa Monica, CA 90405

FAX: 310-430-7562


Subject line must read: Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs



The Tennis Channel offers a competitive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, and a 401k plan for all full time positions.

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