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Chobani is seeking a proactive, business-minded and self-motivated attorney with 6-12 years’ experience in Production, Media and Marketing Law (including rights clearances) with experience from a leading or specialized media law firm and in-house experience, ideally with an advertising agency, network or other original content producer. In this position, this individual will interface with our Demand Marketing team to provide day-to-day legal services on all issues related to global marketing and advertising programs in all media and formats and on drafting and negotiating all production, talent, music, influencer, promotion and sponsorship, experiential and event marketing, advertising agency, integrated marketing productions, and event agreements. This individual will also be responsible for securing rights clearances on a worldwide basis for all productions produced by the Chobani business, including negotiating both the clearance of all rights in respect of all artwork, talent and music used for all content and materials, exploited across the business, and the clearance of all other rights required in connection with all productions (e.g., appearance, location, materials, etc.). Position is based in Chobani’s offices in Soho, New York City.
The responsibilities of this position include:
Oversee all production legal work including:
Negotiate and draft all documentation for the development and production of all advertising and promotional materials for Chobani, including all production, talent, music, brand influencer, event releases and services agreements
Advise and support business on production and key talent, music and legal issues including risk management, general labor/guild issues (SAG), copyright, trademark, right of publicity, music, advertising and other related issues
Draft and negotiate all music licenses for original and licensed music
Review and approve all productions to ensure the requisite rights obtained
Manage business practices in concert with in-house Demand Marketing and Production teams to ensure legal compliance, including being responsible for tracking of all rights to ensure compliance with Chobani’s agreements
Be primary attorney supporting our Demand Marketing department in connection with the drafting and negotiating of all sponsorship, design, promotional, brand licensing, behavioral marketing, social media, endorsements, experiential and event marketing, data analytics and advertising agency agreements
Advise and counsel clients on all issues related to global marketing and advertising programs in all media and formats including print, digital/social, packaging, promotions, etc.
Provide advice and counsel to the business team leaders on all legal matters affecting your areas of coverage, in consultation with other members of the Legal team and outside counsel, as necessary
Build close relationships with personnel at supported businesses and maintain a strong knowledge of the products and businesses of these operations
Engage in and lead various other Legal projects and duties, including development and management of compliance policies
Provide substantive support for the rest of the Legal team on an as-needed basis in your areas of expertise
Perform other duties as necessary
The requirements of this position include:
JD from a top law school with exceptional academic credentials and at least 6-12 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years in an in-house rights clearance or production counsel role at an advertising agency or a cable or broadcast television network, studio or content distribution platform and/or other entertainment company
Knowledge of production, music licensing and talent agreements required
Experience with union and guild issues, defamation, privacy, and copyright laws required
Experience drafting and negotiating all types of advertising and marketing agreements including sponsorship, influencer, data analytics, experiential, event and social media
Strong working knowledge and experience with intellectual property and legal issues relating to privacy, advertising, marketing and digital products
Must be admitted, active and in good standing with the New York State bar
Strong understanding of applicable regulations (including FTC) relating to privacy, advertising and promotion; exposure to FDA/NAD compliance a plus.
Be extremely bright with an EQ that matches your IQ, and ability to deal effectively with all levels of employees and management
Have a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel clients by providing them with clear, concise and commercial advice, and creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines to meet their business needs
Must be industrious and self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative, make firm decisions, manage projects, and offer a high level of customer service in a fast-paced environment
Excellent people skills and ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external partners
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be detail-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through skills
Be a strong and astute negotiator with impeccable judgment
Be able to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal team and with clients
Be able to simultaneously manage workloads, multiple client demands and shifting priorities within a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
Have a strong desire to learn the business and function integrally as part of an interdisciplinary team
Be collegial, hard-working, confident, a self-starter and have a passion for results.
Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.
Since our founding 10 years ago, we’ve always been a different kind of company. After moving to New York from his native Turkey, our CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious or widely available as it was back home. He thought everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible Greek Yogurt right here in the U.S.
Our mission since day one has been to provide better food to more people. And now as the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer, we believe every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options, which is why we’re so proud of the way our food is made.
Our food philosophy of crafting quality products with simple ingredients is what makes Chobani a different kind of yogurt. Our belief that business done right has the ability to change lives and strengthen communities is what makes Chobani a different kind of company. From the way we source our ingredients to how we treat our employees, Chobani strives to make universal wellness happen sooner with everything we do. Certified as a Great Place to Work® for the las...t two years, our culture is built on shared passion, dedication, and a commitment to doing what is right. Together, the Chobani family has created something unlike what any company has done before. The possibilities are endless.