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Company: Tribune Company

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Date Posted: July 2, 2014

Source: Tribune Company

Tribune Company is a leader in the multimedia industry, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive media and entertainment. The company’s broadcasting unit owns or operates 42 television stations across the country, WGN America, multicast stations Antenna TV and THIS TV, Tribune Studios, Tribune Digital Ventures and Chicago’s WGN-AM radio. Tribune’s publishing unit operates some of the nation’s largest daily newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Baltimore Sun. Tribune is also a player in interactive media and entertainment space, including the recent acquisition of Gracenote, and seeks to become one of the leading entertainment companies in the world.Position Summary Tribune is currently seeks a Vice President/General Counsel for our Broadcast Distribution unit. This role will report to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Tribune Company and will work together with the President of Distribution and the broader Distribution ...

Tribune Company is a leader in the multimedia industry, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive media and entertainment. The company’s broadcasting unit owns or operates 42 television stations across the country, WGN America, multicast stations Antenna TV and THIS TV, Tribune Studios, Tribune Digital Ventures and Chicago’s WGN-AM radio. Tribune’s publishing unit operates some of the nation’s largest daily newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Baltimore Sun. Tribune is also a player in interactive media and entertainment space, including the recent acquisition of Gracenote, and seeks to become one of the leading entertainment companies in the world.Position Summary Tribune is currently seeks a Vice President/General Counsel for our Broadcast Distribution unit. This role will report to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Tribune Company and will work together with the President of Distribution and the broader Distribution organization to develop and negotiate agreements and partnerships related to content distribution. These agreements will include cable, satellite, telco and broadband.. Emphasis will be placed on digital distribution agreements and internet-related marketing and service agreements. Some product clearance work may also be involved.


Experience developing, negotiating and drafting distribution agreements and strategic partnerships in the entertainment or legal industry.Substantial knowledge of licensing and other commercial and transactional arrangements required (helpful areas include linear cable television licensing and other video programming and music licensing, new media content technologies and systems (video-on-demand, digital rights management, and authentication), Internet and e-commerce law, and commercial agreements, retransmission consent, copyright, and pay-per-view transactions).Expertise in negotiating carriage agreements with MVPDsFamiliarity with the cable and broadband businesses and new media technology (video and content distribution (including transactional and subscription-based offerings), high speed Internet, video on demand, digital video recorders, high definition TV, and advertising) a strong plus.Expertise in linear and digital content distribution (cable, satellite, broadband, etc.)Experience in managing audits by MSOs and various business transactions with distribution partners.Ability to negotiate complex agreements independently and/or collaboratively, with an ability to communicate deal structure and progress to senior management.Comfortable with spanning across practice groups, gathering feedback and spotting issues outside primary area of responsibilitySolution-oriented approach, sound judgment, outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Member of a state bar in good standing, and eligible for Pennsylvania Bar or Pennsylvania Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License.

Negotiating and drafting new distribution agreements with MVPDs and other companies that have the ability to distribute to Tribune’s broadcast stations and WGN America both in linear and digital formatsHelp create the strategic plans for growth of Tribune’s portfolio of assets, which include broadcast stations and WGN America.Manage business transactions and legal affairs with MVPDs (including MFNs, audits, givebacks, etc.)Help maintain a positive and proactive business relationship with all distribution partners.Work with internal and external legal counsel and affiliate relations and sales to manage and execute agreements and assure the Tribune broadcast networks are in compliance with existing distribution agreements.Participate in Network affiliation negotiations with Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and CW.

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