• Legal Counsel - Television and Content Distribution

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto,
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/14/2020 11:19 AM)
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  • Overview

    WildBrain is looking for an experienced broadcast and content distribution lawyer to join is Legal and Business Affairs Team in Toronto.  Reporting to the Director of Legal and Business Affairs, the successful candidate will handle a wide variety of commercial matters relating to the operation of its television channels and worldwide distribution of its content.


    Who we are:


    At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as PeanutsTeletubbiesStrawberry ShortcakeCaillouInspector Gadget and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels - Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino -  that are among the most-viewed in Canada.  Our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 145 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well for our clients and content partners.


    What you'll love:

    • Being a part of a collaborative, supportive and high-achieving legal team
    • Building an in-depth knowledge of Canadian broadcaster operations, and the TV and media regulatory landscape in Canada
    • Developing insight in to the media industry on a global scale as you work across a variety of international broadcasters, digital platforms, and exhibitors
    • Bringing your solutions-oriented approach to further organizational goals, and work alongside business teams to get deals done
    • The opportunity to expand your practice across other areas of the business, working across the legal team

    What you’ll do:

    • Provide proactive, solutions-oriented legal and business affairs advice relating to the operation of Canadian television services and worldwide distribution of content
    • Negotiate and draft a wide variety of commercial agreements, including content acquisition, television and content distribution
    • Advise on advertising, marketing, consumer protection and privacy matters
    • Prepare regulatory reports for submission to the CRTC
    • Day-to-day coordination with and providing guidance to contract administrators


    What you bring:

    • Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario with at least 2 years experience either in Canadian television broadcasting or international content distribution
    • Understanding of content rights and distribution strategies across all platforms worldwide
    • Excellent, proactive client service that facilitates business goals
    • Sound legal and business judgement to make effective decisions and problem solve
    • Positive, professional team player who can work independently, reliably and efficiently
    • Intellectual curiosity and the willingness to try new things in an effort to continually improve yourself, those around you and the business


    If this role sounds interesting to you, please apply by clicking on the blue box at the top of this posting. We thank all applicants for their interest but due to the volume of applications we receive, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WildBrain is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process and encourage applicants to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.



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