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Business Affairs Executive, Sports


New York, NY 4 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WME Sports seeks a talented and highly motivated lawyer to join its legal and business affairs team, primarily supporting its sports properties, coaching and sports marketing groups.

• Reviewing, redlining and negotiating a high volume of contracts under tight deadlines, including sales and sponsorship contracts for sports properties (teams, leagues, etc.), employment contracts for college and professional coaches and front-office executives, and endorsement, appearance, license and other image-rights and personal-services agreements for athletes
• Acting as an entrepreneurial business partner and providing actionable guidance to agents, while working collaboratively and inclusively with other executives
• Advising internally on business and legal issues, including questions of contract interpretation, dispute resolution and compliance matters
• Implementing and refining systems for information sharing and document management
• Fostering positive long-term relationships with the agency's clients and customers

• Admitted attorney (NY or CA) with 4-10 years of transactional legal/business affairs experience, ideally with at least 2 at a firm, and at least 2 focusing on sponsorship, coaching or endorsement contracts in-house or at an entertainment law firm
• Experience with sponsorship, coaching and/or endorsement contracts, and familiarity with FTC endorsement guidelines
• Outstanding drafting, negotiation, analytical and organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interact with a range of personalities and styles in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Sound judgment, a curious mind, a strong work ethic, and a creative but practical and business-friendly approach to problem solving
• Grit, tenacity and flexibility

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g34p6n-44-192-94-86-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.