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Vice President and Counsel

companyiHeart Media
locationNashville, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/30/2024
Full Time


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The audio revolution is here - and iHeart is leading it! iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America, reaches 90% of Americans every month -- a monthly audience that's twice the size of any other audio company - almost three times the size of the largest TV network - and almost 4 times the size of the largest ad-supported music streaming service. In fact, we have:

  • More #1 rated markets than the next two largest radio companies combined;
  • We're the largest podcast publisher, with more monthly downloads than the second- and third-largest podcast publishers combined. Podcasting, the fastest-growing new media, today has more monthly users than streaming music services or Netflix;
  • iHeart is the home of many of the country's most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers, who build important connections with hundreds of communities across America;
  • We create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour;
  • iHeartRadio is the #1 streaming radio digital service in America;
  • Our social media footprint is 7 times larger than the next largest audio service; and
  • We have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting, which bring data, targeting and attribution to all forms of audio at an unparalleled scale. As a result, we're able to combine our strong leadership position in audience reach, usage and ad tech with powerful tools and insights for our sales organizations to help them build success for their clients at a more efficient cost than any other option.

Because we reach almost every community in America, we're committed to providing a range of programming that reflects the diversity of the many communities we serve - and our company reflects that same kind of diversity. Our company values stress collaboration, curiosity, welcoming dissent, accepting mistakes in the pursuit of new ideas, and respect for everyone.

Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia!

If you're excited about this role but don't feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!

What We Need:
iHeartMedia is seeking a Vice President and Counsel to join our Legal Affairs/Contracts team.

What You'll Do:

  • Negotiate employment contracts with opposing counsel and/or agents
  • Prepare and draft a high volume of contracts for on-air and podcast talent, programming employees and executives, including complex financial structuring for multi-year deals.
  • Analyze issues and provide strategic advice and transaction expertise with the business teams.
  • Build and maintain direct talent relationships as well as agent/attorney relationships for Company's broadcast, programming and podcast talent.
  • Maintain and expand strong working relationships with the local markets, networks, Premiere Networks and podcast teams.
  • Support the Senior Vice President, Talent Affairs with oversight and management of standards, policies and best practices for all talent deal negotiations, contract administration and reporting.
  • Support the Company's contract management system.
  • Advise and counsel assigned markets on any broadcast operations issues, questions and/or projects related to programming talent.

What You'll Need:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school and 6+ years of legal experience in a U.S. Law firm or an in-house legal position.
  • Admitted to practice law from any state within the United States and in good standing;
  • Experience negotiating with opposing counsel, and also preferably with talent agents;
  • Experience drafting contracts, in particular employment and/or entertainment deals ;
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and a self-starter;
  • Exceptional time management skills;
  • Be a quick learner in a high paced environment and be able to retain information quickly.
  • Able to prioritize urgent requests or time sensitive contracts.
  • Be prompt with responses to business and team members.
  • Ability to work with senior management.
  • Familiarity with a contract management system is a plus.

What You'll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
  • Full proficiency and understanding of job function
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • In-depth knowledge of key business drivers and how this impacts your team
  • Experience in team and project management for mid-sized projects
  • Ability to recognize and mitigate risk
  • Confidence to solve complex problems using multiple sources of information
  • Growth mindset and desire for continued knowledge sharing and learning
  • Understanding of impact of your own decisions
  • Ability to identify new opportunities for continued improvement across business
  • Comfort acting as a trusted advisor for colleagues with less experience
  • Ability to manage complex and confidential information and to influence others to build consensus across all levels

Nashville, TN; 1200 Broadway, 6th Floor, 37203

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Time Type:
Full time

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iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

We are accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Non-Compete will be required for certain positions and as allowed by law.

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Required skills

  • Live Broadcast
  • Negotiations
  • Best Practices
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