Media and Entertainment Attorney

Los Angeles
Operations /
Full-time /
Company And Culture

Created in 2002 by Marc Eckō, Complex is a leading global youth entertainment network showcasing the evolution of major pop culture categories, including streetwear and style, music, sneakers, and sports. Complex is a juggernaut in the content and culture space, delivering unprecedented global reach.

Complex is the world’s definitive cultural commerce, content, and experiential platform. We have created an all-new operating system built for the next generation, seamlessly integrating discovery, inspiration, community, and shopping. The company represents an expansion of the original vision with a deep understanding of convergence culture and its impact on contemporary society.

Whether video, long-form editorial, or social content, Complex tells stories that engage dynamic conversation with our communities. Our internet-breaking cover stories document the heroes of culture and take them to the next level through product collaboration nd shoppability.

Complex has become experts in creating immersive environments at our IRL experiences and cultural events. ComplexCon is our flagship festival bringing together the world’s most influential brands and artists for an unforgettable weekend of style, sneakers, art, design, food, music, inspiration and more.


Join us to help redefine the way people shop, while building a global marketplace that moves at the speed of culture. Complex is committed to building a high performing team that is passionate about what they do and the communities we serve.

Everyone at Complex truly believes in the company and its mission; it’s a requirement for working here. There is synergy within the teams that make Complex what it is, a well-oiled machine. Employees are at the forefront of the company's success because every one of us is given the opportunity to provide suggestions, feedback, and direction.

The Role

Complex NTWRK is looking for an experienced and passionate in-house Media and Entertainment Attorney. Our ideal candidate will have at least 5+ years of experience drafting and negotiating agreements pertaining to licensing, digital publishing, advertising, marketing, content production and content distribution. You will work closely with cross disciplinary stakeholders to structure, draft, negotiate and advise on intricate, multi-faceted media agreements. You must be able to work independently and as part of a highly collaborative team. A strong work ethic, professional demeanor and business acumen is essential for this role. 

Key Responsibilities

    • Provide legal guidance and expertise to company executives and department heads regarding laws, regulations, industry customs and practices related to licensing, digital publishing, advertising, content production and content distribution.
    • Structure, draft, negotiate and manage complex and often first-of-their-kind commercial contracts relating to digital media, entertainment, and publishing.
    • Structure, draft, negotiate and manage contracts relating to advertising sales transactions with direct and agency clients.
    • Support legal requirements for all monetization efforts across social media, video sharing and streaming media platforms.
    • Prepare deal summaries for use by brand partnerships, content & editorial, advertising and finance teams.
    • Analyze and advise on the ramifications and relative risk of deal structures.
    • Create and maintain template forms, guideline documentation, and training materials.


    •  JD required from an ABA accredited university.
    • An active member of the California or New York state bar.
    • 5+ years experience as a practicing in-house attorney at digital media publisher or relevant law firm experience.
    • Experience counseling and partnering with cross disciplinary stakeholders on complex business and legal issues.
    • Experience with entertainment and digital media transactions including licensing, digital publishing, advertising, content product and content distribution.
    • Strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules and law are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
    • Experience with music licensing, rights clearances, and marketing review.
    • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and organizational skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills .
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Google Workspace, DocuSign, Airtable,, Slack and Contract Lifecycle Management Systems.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous startup experience a plus
    • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-intensive, in-house environment and manage a high volume of transactions
    • Good business judgment
    • Confident, self-motivated, can work well independently and collaboratively

What We Offer

    • Best in class health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Healthcare FSA 
    • Dependent Care FSA 
    • Commuter Benefits FSA 
    • Short-term/long-term disability and life insurance
    • Paid Parental leave
    • 401k with 4% match
    • Pet Insurance
    • Legal and Identity Theft Plans
    • Vacation time and sick days
$175,000 - $200,000 a year
The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Complex Total Rewards offerings for employees.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of the job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some incumbents assigned to the job to perform a different combination of duties.
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