DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.
Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.
We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it's in our DNA. We're looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.
Opportunity is here. We are DISH.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking an Associate Corporate Counsel or Corporate Counsel to provide legal support for Sling TV's Business Development and Marketing groups, which share a common goal of expanding and promoting Sling TV's "over-the-top" (OTT) television service. Among other things, these two groups are responsible for developing, maintaining, and optimizing relationships with a wide range of parties, including device platforms, internet service providers, software and technology service providers, marketing and advertising agencies, sports organizations, and talent, including celebrities and other influencers. The work in these groups is fast-paced and multi-faceted, requiring deep collaboration with a range of professionals, from deal specialists to product managers to engineers to brand specialists.
This position requires 1-5 years of full-time contract drafting experience with a large national or regional law firm or leading corporation. All candidates must be eager to learn and demonstrate energy and a need for achievement. The successful candidate will have a passion for technology and digital media.
Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:
Negotiate and draft complex commercial contracts, including technology and content licenses, software-as-a-service agreements, master services agreements and statements of work, insertion orders for digital advertising, co-promotion agreements, referral marketing agreements, sponsorship agreements, endorsement agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
Review and interpret agreements and company policies and appropriately communicate risks and recommendations to legal and business leaders
Spot potential issues concerning data, privacy, and intellectual property for referral to, and collaboration with, internal specialists
Work closely with our business teams to accomplish company goals
Assist with other responsibilities as needed
Skills - Experience and Requirements
A successful (Associate) Corporate Counsel – Sling TV, will have the following:
Admitted to practice law in at least one state
A J.D. from an accredited law school with a law school class rank in the top 25%
Meaningful full-time experience drafting complex transactions
Excellent communications, project management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills with a passion for the in-house practice of law
A desire to work closely with our business teams on rolling out new technology, negotiating deals, and complying with existing agreements
Energy, resourcefulness, and a demonstrated desire to achieve