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Junior Business Affairs Executive: Theater

William Morris Endeavor, NEW YORK new york

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Role & Responsibilities

WME is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join its Business Affairs department in New York as a Business Affairs Executive, supporting its Theater agents. This is a high-volume practice supporting a group of agents who operate within tight timeframes. Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Drafting, negotiating and tracking all foreign theatrical licenses and related documents
  • Reviewing and negotiating playwright, director, choreographer, and actor agreements
  • Implementing and refining contract-administration and document-management processes
  • Fostering positive long-term relationships with the company’s clients and customers



  • Admitted to the NY Bar
  • 1-3 years of transactional legal/business affairs experience, at a firm or in-house
  • Knowledge of and passion for the theatre industry, and ideally some familiarity with SDC, AEA, Dramatists Guild, and AFM agreements and rules
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; must be able to interact with a range of personalities and styles in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding drafting, negotiation, and organizational skills
  • A curious mind, a strong work ethic, and a creative but practical approach to problem-solving
  • An upbeat temperament, a dynamic personality, and a team-oriented approach to work


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