Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/24/2023 2:40 PM)
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Location: New York, New York

Compensation: $165,000-$175,000 per year 


Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work




Join our Peanuts Worldwide team within WildBrain today to become part of the story! From Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+ to interactive experiences worldwide, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats from traditional to digital. Peanuts Worldwide, is a division of WildBrain Ltd., a global kids media and content company headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide.


About the Role

Peanuts Worldwide is seeking a Director of Business and Legal Affairs to join our dedicated team, providing crucial support to our Peanuts Worldwide group! Reporting directly to the SVP of Business and Legal Affairs, this role will play a key part in delivering day-to-day business and legal services to facilitate Peanuts Worldwide's diverse range of activities. These activities include expanding our iconic brand through global licensing, strengthening our digital presence, enhancing location-based entertainment experiences, and engaging in charitable initiatives, all with the goal of staying connected with our fans, reaching new audiences and promoting the Peanuts brand worldwide. The role involves driving and closing transactions, including a high volume of intellectual property licenses for consumer-facing opportunities, as well as creative and marketing initiatives. Additionally, this role will advise on legal and business matters and support ancillary rights issues for Peanuts Worldwide.



  • Review, draft, negotiate and analyze a wide variety of commercial agreements including intellectual property licensing, media marketing, creative services (including artists, designers and photographer/videographer engagements), events, and general commercial matters.
  • Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues, and propose practical, business-oriented solutions.
  • Advise and manage trademarks and other intellectual property matters, including portfolios, investigations and adversarial proceedings.
  • Collaborate directly and efficiently with colleagues from Peanuts Worldwide’s business development, brand management, and marketing teams.
  • Enable the business to timely achieve its targets, while respecting the Peanuts Worldwide’s principles and applicable laws, and assist in embedding these principles into the the company’s processes and decisions.
  • Identify and assist with the continuous development and improvement of the legal team and its processes.



  • JD degree or equivalent from an accredited law school.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contract law and intellectual property law and a mastered capability for contract drafting and negotiation, legal analysis and reasoning.
  • Some management experience and expertise as role may be required to supervise and/or train junior executives and contract specialists.


What We Offer

Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous 401(k) matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!


Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


WildBrain is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic.


About WildBrain

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 Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!



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