About the Role
The Corus Entertainment Law Department provides legal advice and services on commercial matters arising out of Corus’ various businesses. We currently have an opening for a lawyer to join our team in Toronto as Legal Counsel for a nine month contract position reporting to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Content. Most of the work will be in respect of Corus’ Animation studio, Nelvana, and its book publishing business, Kids Can Press.
Drafting and negotiating all manner of commercial agreements relating to the production of television programs and publication of books;
Errors and Omissions compliance, including script clearances, and reviewing copyright and title reports;
advising on various legal issues in production of animation and live action programs, and publication of kids and young-adult books; and
day-to-day supervision of contract managers in their duties (which include drafting and negotiating television production and book publishing agreements).
Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
a minimum of 3 years of experience in private practice or the legal or business affairs team of a television production company or broadcaster with deep experience in drafting and negotiating of all manner of television production agreements (both above-the-line and below-the-line); and
experience with Errors and Omissions compliance, including with respect to script review and clearance.
Asset (not required subject to an enthusiastic willingness and commitment to learn the following):
Previous work experience, legal or otherwise, in animation or book publishing;
in-depth knowledge of complex underlying rights arrangements; and
exposure to news programming and related legal issues.
Excellent drafting and negotiating skills;
strong analytical and problem solving skills;
attention to detail and high level of accuracy;
an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude;
strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills; and
excellent communication skills, and comfort communicating with employees at all levels of the organization.
Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.
We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you'll feel it. You'll see it in action.
You'll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You'll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You'll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day - Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique - and amazing - place to work.
At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.
Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
How to Apply
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*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.