Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Direct-to-Consumer

NBCUniversal, LLC, New York, New York

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)

About Us:
Welcome to Peacock, the dynamic new streaming service from NBCUniversal. Here you’ll find more than a job. You’ll find a fast-paced, high-flying team for unique birds that want to be at the epicenter of technology, sports, news, tv, movies and more. Our flock works hard to connect people to what they love, each other and the world around them by creating shared experiences through culture-defining entertainment.

As a company, we embrace the power of difference. Our team is committed to creating an organization that champions diversity and inclusivity for all by curating content and a workforce that represents the world around us. We continue to challenge ourselves and the industry by being customer-centric, data-driven creatures of innovation. At Peacock, we are determined to forge the next frontier of streaming through creativity, teamwork, and talent.

Here you can fly to new heights!

Peacock is the place to stream thousands of hours of hit movies and shows, exclusive originals, live sports, news, and pop culture. We’re in need of courageous leaders and creative problem-solvers who work hard and want to be at the epicenter of content, tech, and entertainment. NBCUniversal’s Peacock is growing, and we’re looking for another smart, passionate, and collaborative person to join our team.

We value inclusivity in our content and our people and believe that success is only possible when we represent the world around us. So, are you ready to join our flock?

The Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, will report to the Direct-to-Consumer group’s General Counsel and will oversee a team of lawyers handling Technology, Distribution & Partnerships and Product for Peacock. Among other responsibilities, the team (1) handles transactions with technology companies that provide the software tools and services needed to enhance the core platform, operate its infrastructure components and satisfy business objectives off-platform (for example, marketing technology), (2) assists with deals to distribute the Peacock application on MVPD and vMVPD platforms and on mobile and other connected devices, as well as a variety of arrangements to bundle Peacock with third-party products and services and vice versa, and (3) supports the platform itself, including maintaining Peacock’s Terms of Use, advising on the sign-up journey, FAQs and customer care responses and addressing legal inbox submissions.

This role will also be responsible for managing the Direct-to-Consumer group’s investments in digital media companies, including Buzzfeed and Vox, and for negotiating and drafting agreements for the exploitation of audio and short-form video programming from across the company’s portfolio on various digital and emerging platforms, as well as handling other matters at the direction of the group’s General Counsel.

The candidate will be responsible for the following job duties:
  • Independently draft, negotiate and interpret a wide range of contracts and other legal documents, including software and technology licenses used in connection with Peacock’s technology stack, and manage a team of lawyers handling similar matters.
  • Maintain and update Peacock’s Terms of Use and FAQs, advise the Peacock Product team on user journeys and settings issues, provide guidance to the Peacock Customer Care team on addressing customer complaints and oversee responses to Peacock’s legal inbox and to consumer protection regulatory inquiries.
  • Work collaboratively with distribution executives and lawyers within and outside of the business unit to support the distribution of the Peacock app on MVPD and vMVPD platforms, connected TVs and mobile devices, and provide guidance to the Peacock Product and Technology teams regarding the development and operation of the service in compliance with those arrangements.
  • Provide primary support for commercial arrangements involving the marketing and distribution of Peacock via non-traditional means, including arrangements to bundle Peacock with third party products and services and to carry third party products and services within Peacock.
  • Help oversee the expansion of Peacock outside of the U.S. by working closely with international colleagues to provide advice on deal structures and transactional deal support for various types of commercial arrangements with third parties, including joint ventures with local partners.
  • Coordinate with the NBCUniversal Privacy and Information Security teams to ensure that personal data and confidential information is collected, used and secured in accordance with the law and company policy.
  • Maintain an awareness and understanding of the latest developments in the legal and regulatory framework impacting digital media, including data privacy, e‑commerce and other consumer protection laws.
  • Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues associated with the development and operation of a streaming platform generally, and propose practical, responsive solutions.

Basic Qualifications:
• 15+ years of legal experience in a transactional role at a law firm or in-house legal department of a major media or technology company, with deep knowledge of technology transactions and content or platform distribution. In-house experience in the entertainment / media industry preferred.
• J.D. from an accredited law school.
• Member of the New York State Bar, or willingness and qualification to be Registered in-house Counsel.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online through in order to be considered.
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY.
• Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

• Expertise handling transactions involving technology licensing and content or platform distribution, with superior drafting, negotiating, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to successfully influence, build consensus, and communicate at all levels within and across business units in a heavily matrixed environment.
• Successful track record of leading and managing a diverse group of attorneys and other legal professionals.
• Well-rounded, client-friendly practitioner skilled at making sound decisions, advising on risk and explaining complex legal issues in a straightforward manner.
• Leader with a strong work ethic and proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively as part of a team; ability to self-motivate and to motivate and inspire a team.
• Highly detail-oriented and organized with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

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