Manager of Business & Legal Affairs

New York, NY
Full Time
Legal & Business Affairs
Experienced

We are looking to hire a Manager of Business & Legal Affairs to review agreements, manage legal risks, and accelerate the growth of our business.  This position will work closely with business team leaders to understand and integrate commercial objectives and legal documentation.  This is BOTM’s first full time legal hire and will initially report to the CEO.  Note that this position is an individual contributor, so we are seeking someone with a hands-on, detail-oriented approach.

You will:

  • Manage the process to review, negotiate and execute vendor, marketing and creative agreements. Build out a library of templates as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain a centralized repository of executed contracts and a calendar of upcoming contractual obligations
  • Oversee employee and HR-related documentation
  • Manage consumer-facing legal and business affairs
  • Manage certain compliance, tax and other legal situations
  • Provide legal support on special operational and strategic projects
  • Identify and work with external counsel as needed

Requirements:

  • J.D. degree required; New York State Bar is a plus
  • 2-4 years of in-house experience in business affairs and/or legal positions
  • Growth company and media/IP rights experience are pluses
  • Understanding of regulations relevant to eCommerce companies is a plus
  • Detail-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through skills
  • Practical, business-oriented approach to problem solving
  • Strong desire to learn our business and function as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Fan of new release fiction and contemporary authors
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