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Counsel, Distribution - Hulu LIVE

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10055799 Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 28, 2023

Job Summary:

Counsel, Hulu LIVE

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we’re looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is about!


Hulu’s Legal Department is seeking an attorney with content distribution and marketing experience to focus on negotiating, drafting, and closing content distribution agreements for Hulu’s live linear service (Hulu + LIVE TV), and add-on services. In addition, this person will be advising on high-profile marketing campaigns and agreements for Hulu + LIVE TV and Hulu add-on services.  The ideal candidate for this position will be able to tackle multiple projects with strong attention to detail, and have experience negotiating and drafting contracts, preferably carriage agreements on behalf of major television networks and/or Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). This person will also understand the latest developments in digital advertising and best practices for marketers.  If you are someone down-to-earth, a team player, and have a passion to work on innovative content distribution deals, then this is a great role for you. 


  • Negotiate and draft agreements for industry-first content distribution agreements with cable and broadcast TV networks.
  • Provide counsel to the Content Partnerships and Marketing teams to grow Hulu’s live linear service and premium add-on services.
  • Provide legal review of promotional offers, brand campaigns, influencer events, including review of creative materials and in-product messaging.
  • Assist internal partners across the company on operationalizing contractual requirements.
  • Seek input and drive consensus across the company’s various business units (e.g., technology, product, finance, marketing) as deal terms are crafted and finalized.


  • 3-5 years law firm and/or in-house transactional experience.
  • Ability to counsel Hulu’s business teams from both a business and legal perspective.
  • An understanding of technology, consumer electronics, and the Internet.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently, and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to tackle matters outside of expertise.


  • Experience negotiating and drafting content distribution and carriage agreements is highly preferred.
  • Experience working on intellectual property, marketing, or digital advertising is highly preferred.


  • J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to California State Bar in good standing or, willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel.

The hiring range for this position in California is $139,910 to $181,060 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Hulu Enterprises, LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Hulu Enterprises, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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