Business Legal – Contracts & Business Affairs

NEW HEIGHTS Business Marketing Consultants, LLC / NEW HEIGHTS BMC MEDIA Baton Rouge, LA. United States
JOB ID: EMP982022-12


NEW HEIGHTS BMC MEDIA guides brands, businesses, agencies and start-ups through the concept and development of user-friendly advertising & marketing products, promotions, and strategies that highlight the uniqueness of each brand’s proposition.


We are looking for a qualified candidate to function as the company’s general counsel and Head of Business & Legal Affairs, or legal department, providing general counsel and administrative/contract assistance for Business Affairs. Experience in an in-house corporate legal department or transactional (as opposed to litigation) law firm is a plus, as is entertainment industry experience.

In this role, you will provide counsel on closing new business ventures, advertising & marketing sponsorships, and/or organizational partnering, as well as the service providers that serve those relationships. As the Head of Business & Legal Affairs, you will take the lead in all contract negotiations with those partners and service providers. After you close new partners and service providers, you will also ensure that operational deliverables are completed in accordance with the agreements and in legal compliance.

Because of all the impactful work that will be required in this role, the Head of Business & Legal Affairs will be viewed as a valuable resource for functional leaders looking for advice on how to queue up legal issues to outside counsel.

As general counsel and Head of Business & Legal Affairs, you will work closely with our Chief Operating Officer, and also collaborate on projects across all internal teams. Your forte will be effectively managing a number of fast-moving projects across various business lines, juggling multiple and diverse responsibilities, liaising with various team members at all levels in the different departments, tracking projects, and embracing all things Business & Legal Affairs.

The Head of Business & Legal Affairs supports the sales agents by utilizing the law, contracts, and business judgment to help sales agents make the best deals for their clients. As general counsel, you also manage contractual relationships between the company and its clients, advising company executives in effectively balancing business and legal risks.


Must be detail-oriented, personable, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing heavy contract negotiation and administration
  • Interacting with agents, agency clients and internal/external executives
  • Organizing and maintaining all legal files and business contract logs
  • Reviewing all responses for requests for proposals
  • Drafting all agreements with all university partners
  • Drafting agreements with all outside service & technology providers
  • Providing oversight that all obligations with university partners and providers are being performed as contracted
  • Ensuring oversight for obligations such as GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, accessibility and university accreditation
  • Making improvements to our agreements as a result of relevant laws, regulations, and knowledge gained in negotiations
  • Working cross-functionally to update and revise all agreements accordingly
  • Managing workflows and output from contract lifecycle management systems
  • Ensuring proper tracking of contract responsibilities, as well as reporting such progress to senior management
  • Managing relationships with all company represented outside counsel and external resources
  • Overseeing budgets for outside counsel across departments to provide input on M&A, IP, litigation, legislation, employment law, trademarks, and intellectual property registrations, and all other specialized topics
  • Analyzing, negotiating, and/or drafting agreements for broadcasting, digital technology, television distribution platforms, direct- to-consumer platforms, new media platforms, and intellectual property or related agreements
  • Analyzing, negotiating, and/or drafting a variety of complex legal agreements for Scripted, Unscripted, and Production related
  • deals, including “above the line” talent deals, studio co-production deals, and license agreements
  • Respecting and maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of NEW HEIGHTS BMC.
  • Complying with and adhering to all NEW HEIGHTS BMC policies and procedures.


  • Working collaboratively with various teams across numerous ventures and within different time zones
  • Accomplishing projects on time while keeping everyone in the loop
  • Balancing traditional legal and business affairs documents and procedures with an out-of-the-box creative environment
  • Growing ideas and long-term goals into manageable actionable plans to bring them to success quickly and effectively
  • Thriving as both a leader and team player, respecting and valuing each person on the team
  • Applying required administrative duties (managing expenses; coordinating calls and meetings; organizing travel)
  • Adjusting easily to new environments, changing priorities and new information

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EEO Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Vets