Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs

  • VICE Studio Canada
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jun 13, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs (BALA)


REPORTS TO: General Counsel, Canada


OVERVIEW: VICE Media is seeking an Associate Director, BALA to join our team.

The ideal candidate must be highly adaptable, naturally curious, and capable of working

efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.



• Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be working closely with Vice Canada’s

BALA department, with a primary focus on digital, television and feature film

production and commercial agreements related to Virtue and Media creative

services agency work.

• Drafting, negotiating and advising on all form of agreements relating to

TV/film/digital media production and distribution transactions.

• Drafting and negotiating a broad range of standard and non-standard commercial

agreements, including ones for creative services agency, procurement, and

advertising/digital media sales.

• Assisting with drafting and updating the law department's contract templates.

• Participating in special projects and legal research.

• Other duties as assigned.



• The successful candidate will have 2-3 years of common law experience gained

from working at a law firm or in-house at a media company.

• Candidate must hold a joint J.D. (or LL.B.)/B.C.L. law degree from a recognized

Canadian law school.

• Must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).

• Experience with TV production and distribution transactions is required, with

excellent skills drafting all above-the-line agreements, clearance licenses, releases,

deal memos, and other production and distribution agreements.

• Well-versed in contract drafting and negotiation, including a deep understanding of

the mechanics of business-to-business contractual negotiations, with a specific

focus on procurement (MSAs/SOWs, NDAs, IP licensing, transactional contracts

and other licensing agreements).

• Experience and/or familiarity with marketing/advertising law (including regulatory

reviews), E&O review, intellectual property (copyright and trade-mark) law, and

rights of publicity/privacy.

• Excellent judgment and commercial savvy.

• Excellent organizational and drafting skills, in addition to strong oral and written


• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

• Salary will be commensurate with experience.

• Position will be located in Toronto.



***This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not

intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in

this position may perform. All employees of Vice Media are expected to perform tasks

assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties***


If you do not hear back from us within one month of applying then unfortunately your

application has been unsuccessful. Thank you once again for applying and we wish you

success in your future career.

Practice Area(s)



2-3 years experience