The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming. In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
Negotiate, draft and assist with administration of license agreements: (i) with licensors from whom MSG is seeking to license intellectual property (e.g., music, photographs, videos, books, names, trademarks, logos, etc.) for use in company’s stage productions and related promotional materials and advertisements, web content for company’s transformed website and social media postings/uploads, as well as third party sponsors’ websites and social media sites, in-venue displays and exhibits and other properties and (ii) with licensees to whom MSG has agreed to provide access to MSG-owned content such as photographs, videos and printed material from the company’s archive, use of company trademarks, logos and other similar exploitations.
5+ years of relevant experience including contract drafting and negotiating licensing and other agreements relating to intellectual property rights. Knowledge of the music industry a plus.
Exceptional organization skills with proven ability to manage projects and prioritize near and far-term goals in order to meet deadlines
Extensive contract negotiation and drafting skills
Ability to apply concepts across multiple disciplines
Ability to adapt in a dynamic corporate environment
Professional demeanor along with superior verbal and written communication skills
Experience with issues pertaining to rights of privacy, publicity and implied endorsements a plus
Advanced computer skills, both Microsoft Word and Excel