Manager, Legal & Business Affairs – 6 Month Assignment (Silver Spring, MD)


The Manager of Legal and Business Affairs will be responsible for providing business and legal support to all departments of TV One, including programming, marketing, talent and digital media.

  • Structure, negotiate and draft a variety of agreements, including: production services agreements, on-air talent and performer agreements, agreements for services, venue agreements, co-production and co-financing agreements, programming and license/acquisition agreements, option purchase agreements and business development and other strategic partnership deals for the network.
  • Counsel internal clients on a variety of legal issues including but not limited to: contractual interpretation, intellectual property, rights of privacy, publicity, unions, on-air promotion, standards and practices, music licensing and clearance.
  • Review proposed on-air, digital, and social media content and advise regarding matters of defamation, privacy, and rights and clearance issues.
  • Provide legal support to the Rights Clearances/Standards and Practices department, which includes working on contests and sweepstakes and clearing music and other third party materials.
  • Draft and amend corporate formation and governance documents as needed.
  • Provide litigation support.
  • Effectively represent TV One with third parties, including outside counsel, strategic partners, and vendors.
  • Foster and manage relationships with TV One internal departments, including programming, production management, talent, marketing and operations.
  • Prepare status reports and other organizational tools, as requested.


  • J.D. from an accredited law school, and a member of the California, New York, Maryland or DC bars.
  • Creative in negotiating and drafting clear and concise agreements.
  • Ability to prioritize and take initiative.
  • Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints.
  • High-degree of confidentiality.
  • Mature judgment in devising and implementing legal solutions to advance business goals.
  • Legal right to work in the United States.


Minimum 2 years of relevant legal experience in media, broadcast or cable network experience a plus.

If you are interested in applying for the 6 month Manager, Legal & Business Affairs assignment, please click the “Apply Now” below and attach your resume to the pop up email.