The Head of Business Affairs is responsible for leading the negotiation of development, licensing, production, and partnership deals in connection with scripted and unscripted programs and formats across the media landscape and with a heavy focus on podcasts, social video platforms, and video-on-demand services.
Magnet Companies is committed to a diverse, inclusive, respectful work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Magnet offers parental and family leave along with health and dental benefits for all employees.
The ideal candidate…
Lead the day-to-day business affairs for Magnet’s portfolio companies including Dear Media, LoveSeen, and Stealth Co. (launching in March).
Participate in the negotiation of and execute short-form deal memos; draft and/or review long-form agreements.
Manage relationships with and workflow of outside counsel.
Work collaboratively with the development, production, casting, marketing, and business teams to shape and implement the overall strategic plans for Magnet and its portfolio companies.
Pitch in on other legal matters as needed.
Proven expertise and experience working in media business affairs – so a law degree, active bar membership, and ideally 5+ year working in entertainment law.
Deep understanding of the business models and standard deal terms in both new and traditional media.
Strong knowledge of and passion for media largely created by and for women.
Awareness of television, publishing, spoken-word audio, music, digital, sports, and pop culture trends.
The ability and desire to be part of teams at early-stage startups.
Someone with a strategic view and the ability to assess risks and opportunities.
A leader capable of influencing through trust, communication, logic, and a constructively critical approach.
A grounded, collaborative team player.
Someone whose core values are integrity and honesty and whose colleagues describe her/him/they as a problem solver with a “get it done” approach.
A good business partner with the EQ and communication skills to balance creativity with data-informed decision-making.
Success Requires That…
You are a direct communicator and welcome direct communication.
You love to win.
You want to get your hands dirty.
You solve problems.
You are entrepreneurial, smart, and passionate.
You naturally go the extra mile.
If you don’t know something, you say so. Then go figure it out quickly.
You give credit where credit is due and take responsibility for misses.
You love working in a creative environment.
You are a collaborator.
You know there’s more than one way to solve a problem and work hard to find the solution that works best for the company, team, and our partners.
You get – and can work in an environment where – often getting to 80% confidence and just going is the best strategy.
You have a sense of humor. Seriously.
You speak in plain language so the room can understand what you’re communicating.
You are an insatiable learner.
You are a good human.
About Magnet Companies:
Magnet Companies is a private equity-backed holding company that acquires and builds direct-to-consumer companies to maximize their reach, engagement and revenue. With offices in NY and LA, Magnet focuses on consumer-oriented properties at the intersection of content, community and commerce. Magnet Companies was established in 2018 and founded by Besty Morgan, Brett Bouttier and Jeff Berman.
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