Senior Director, International, Legal & Business Affairs

Currently, all employees are working remotely except for select roles that have an in office requirement. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our office re-openings will remain

contingent on the course of the COVID variants and federal, state and local safety guidelines and

recommendations. As we look forward, the majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup.

Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn’t one that requires them to be in or near the office.  



Our global Legal and Business Affairs department believes in the promise and power of teamwork. When we work together as a cohesive unit – supporting, involving, appreciating and respecting each other – we can elevate our company, our clients, and ourselves. At A+E Networks, we have built and developed a culture based on the principles of effective communication, collaboration, accountability and trust. These guiding principles serve as our north star as we partner and strategize with other departments across the Company to help A+E Networks achieve its goals and stay at the forefront of a highly competitive, rapidly changing industry. If you share these values and want to learn more about who we are and what we do, consider joining our team.

THE ROLE: Senior Director, International, Legal & Business Affairs

This senior attorney position will play a key role in the sales and distribution of A+E’s programming across multiple regions.  This position will contribute to the growth of A+E’s International Division, which licenses A+E’s nonfiction programs and television movies on a global basis via traditional cable/satellite/IPTV platforms and SVOD/AVOD/digital streaming.  This position will support the International Division by focusing on international content sales, program license and output agreements and international compliance and regulatory matters across various A+ E business divisions.  In particular, licensing in Latin America and Europe will be a focus for this role. 



Negotiate, draft and review a wide variety of agreements related to A+E’s International businesses for both A+E’s owned and operated platforms, and third-party platforms and channels, including agreements related to content licenses for various rights (linear and/or video-on-demand) with additional work related to international digital content licensing and distribution (e.g., streaming or mobile).   

Provide guidance to various A+E business divisions on various global regulatory matters (e.g., related to the requirements of the Office of Foreign Assets Control and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), and monitor and report on regulatory developments as well as help take a leadership role in implementing internal policies and training related to such matters.

Counsel senior management and business staff on formation and structuring, as well as maintenance, of international joint ventures and partnerships including licensing of AETN-branded channels throughout Latin America and Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEA); and other international business development transactions, including potential channel and asset acquisitions.

Advise on regulatory approvals, cable/satellite/IPTV distribution agreements; program and trademark license and other agreements; draft and negotiate related agreements.