Associate Corporate Counsel, Legal Programming Group

DISH Network - Englewood, CO3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $93,000 - $130,000 a year
DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $14 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.

A successful Corporate Counsel will have the following:
Bachelors degree from a four-year college or university
Licensed attorney with a J.D. from an accredited law school
Law school class rank in the top 33%
Outstanding attention to detail
Excellent communication, organization and multi-tasking skills
Experience in drafting legal documents
Familiarity with and an interest in learning about and documenting technology requirements and complicated financial structures

DISH Network is recruiting a transactional attorney who is passionate about our business and interested in working closely with our business teams to change the way the world watches television. The attorney will be part of a 10-lawyer group that supports DISH’s and Sling’s programming business. The primary responsibilities for the position are to review, negotiate and draft license agreements to distribute cable network programming (such as ESPN), local broadcast signals (such as CBS), premium programming (such as Starz), movie studio content (such as Warner Brothers) and other media content to DISH and Sling TV customers. Past candidates who had prior experience drafting software licenses, SEC disclosure statements or merger & acquisition agreements have done well in this position. An understanding of the media industry and prior experience negotiating content distribution agreements are pluses but not a prerequisite.

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:
Drafting and negotiating license agreements, programming agreements and other content acquisition agreements
Reviewing and revising business documents
Working closely with our business teams to accomplish company goals
Improving legal processes and procedures
Assisting with other responsibilities as needed