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Television - Executive, Business Affairs


Remote / Virtual 08-18-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Television - Executive, Business Affairs (Broadcast News)

Who We Are

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations. Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

The Department

CAA's Broadcasting department creates global opportunities for the world's leading talent within the broadcasting space. CAA works closely with established cable and broadcasting networks, digital-first media companies, and more to negotiate employment contracts.

The Role

CAA is seeking a Business Affairs Executive in our News department to be located in our New York office. The department has an extensive portfolio of clients that are reshaping nonfiction storytelling for the 21st century. The position will focus on supporting our News agents in deal-making for our clients, partnering with our agents to create, negotiate and paper deals with broadcasters and networks. We are seeking candidates with experience in entertainment business affairs and has a strong understanding of, and an enthusiasm for, the fast-paced news business.

• Participate in, and in select cases lead, the deal-making process with News Agents across the department, including identifying and tracking precedent, strategizing and drafting counters, engaging in negotiation with third parties, and researching and implementing best practices in the financing and distribution space.
• Provide thoughtful guidance to News Agents on business strategy for transactions of varying complexity.
• Articulate sophisticated legal concepts and interpretations to colleagues and clients with limited legal knowledge.
• Lead and mentor News support staff.
• Foster trusted and positive long-term relationships with colleagues and clients.
• Maintain sound judgment in ambiguous situations.
• Provide high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment to meet the demands of the organization.
• Carry out legal research and monitor legal developments.
• Assist in further implementation of effective contract administration and document management processes.
• Anticipate and identify potential legal problems and assist in developing strategies to avoid litigation and reduce potential areas of risk.  

• BA/BS from an accredited University or College preferred
• JD from an accredited law school with admission to the New York Bar or 10+ years of transactional legal/business affairs experience
• 15+ years of professional working experience at a network, law firm in relevant practice, or an agency
• Understanding the importance of maintaining confidentiality
• Ability to anticipate needs and execute time-sensitive matters in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multitask and prioritize efficiently
• Ability to be flexible with work hours
• Strong interpersonal skills; written and verbal
• Strong attention to detail
• Must be solutions-oriented
• Must be able to thrive in team-oriented and autonomous working environments
• Computer literate (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel)

• This role will be based out of our New York City office Monday - Thursday, with the flexibility to work remotely Monday & Friday


The annual base salary for this position is in the range of $200,000 - $250,000. This position also is eligible for benefits and discretionary bonus. Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria. Please talk with a CAA Recruiter to learn more.

Creative Artists Agency, LLC (the ''Company'') is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion, creed, gender or sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, family and medical care leave status, military or veteran status, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, an employee's or their dependent's reproductive health decision making (e.g., the decision to use or access a particular drug, device or medical service), or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The Company also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws with regard to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g48b9v-3-237-31-191-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $200,000 to $250,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.