Director, Business & Legal Affairs – Data Privacy and Security

Full Time
Knoxville, TN
Areas of Interest: Legal Advice and Advocacy
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Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is a global media company and the Leader in Lifestyle Media. Its power-house brands – HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country – stimulate personal creativity, spark ingenuity and capture the joy of living richer and fuller lives. Whether remodeling a home, creating a meal or traveling the world, consumers know that life is celebrated on its channels. Scripps is where committed, passionate people create some of the best loved and most respected brands in the business; brands that 170 million consumers connect with each month through unique, vibrant and engaging programming. Cook with Us. Travel with Us. Make Your Home with Us.

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The Director will work closely with the Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs to develop and manage the global legal function overseeing data privacy and security with focus on the Company’s bases of operation in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Job Description:

What will you be doing?

  • Support and assist Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs in managing all aspects of U.S. and international data privacy compliance and risk mitigation, such as:  data transfer agreements, data processing agreements, regulatory authority approvals and registrations, locally-customized privacy and cookies policies and terms of use on websites and mobile apps, data collection consents and opt-out process, and all other compliance requirements under applicable global data privacy laws.;
  • Support and assist Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs in advising the Company on the development and maintenance of a global cybersecurity program for all aspects of the business, working closely with other key stakeholders, including the Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management teams;
  • Stay abreast of and assess the impact of new data protection laws, regulations and regulatory guidance on the Company’s existing operations, advise and collaborate with stakeholders to make sure that all operations are aligned with law and corporate policies;
  • Provide guidance and support to Legal Affairs colleagues negotiating and drafting privacy and data security provisions in a wide variety of legal agreements involving data, such as IT, Digital, HR, Research, Marketing, and Content Distribution;
  • Provide legal counsel and assist in providing leadership and strategic direction with regard to development of corporate privacy and data security policies and procedures;
  • Manage all aspects of global data protection compliance for U.S. and international corporate systems and programs; and
  • Develop and deliver global training on privacy and data security issues.

What do you need to have?

  • Law degree from ABA-accredited institution.
  • Current, valid admission to a U.S. bar
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience focused primarily on data privacy and security law required;

What we would like to have:

  • 5+ years of experience preferred
  • IAPP certification preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinker with proven problem-solving abilities
  • Must be an excellent lawyer, able to provide fast, well-reasoned, business-based legal counsel
  • Able to take business leaders’ concerns and demands into account in how best to pursue legal strategies
  • Detail-oriented, intelligent, and articulate  
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels of the Company
  • Excellent negotiating and drafting skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to provide well-reasoned, business-based legal counsel
  • Ability to manage complex internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in carrying out activities
  • Strong people skills, including the ability to communicate effectively through all levels of the organization
  • Ability to integrate internal and external views to create a business-relevant perspective
  • Ability to anticipate resource requirements and modify plans as needed
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and strong organizational skills
  • Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members
  • Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups 


  • Full-time position (40 hours/week) with competitive compensation package
  • Eligible for full insurance benefits (medical, vision, dental, prescription)
  • Eligible for retirement benefits (401k+matching+additional funds for age/service)
  • Fantastic paid time off package of 19 days in 1st year (prorated based on start date)
  •  9-10 company paid holidays a year on top of that!
  • Industry leading maternity/paternity leave program
  • Identity theft protection and access to legal services


Learn more about our company culture and life at Scripps Networks at



Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading global developers of inspiring lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, Internet and emerging platforms. With powerhouse brands-HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel,, Travel Channel and Great American Country, Scripps Networks engages with millions of passionate consumers in more than 180 countries across the globe. Along with its popular US brands, Scripps’ international reach also extends to TVN, Poland’s multi-platform commercial media company; UKTV, an independent joint venture with BBC Worldwide; lifestyle channel Fine Living and Asian Food Channel in Singapore. For more information, visit

About Us
Scripps Networks Interactive is focused on building a foundation for success -- both personal and professional.

We want innovative, forward-thinking people who will thrive in our culture and contribute to Scripps’ strategic goals and objectives. We want you, with your passion, skills and talent, to join us in making a difference and sharing our vision.
Life is our business. Make it your career.
Scripps Networks Interactive is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin and military membership or veteran status or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.  Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations during the application and/or hiring process for qualified job applicants with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.  If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please email

Scripps Networks Interactive will not sponsor applicants for immigrant or non-immigrant work visas. The successful candidate will be required to submit evidence of identity and employment authorization.


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Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive has become the leader in lifestyle media in the home, food and travel categories. Delivering content across a host of media platforms, our brands - HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, Great American Country, Asian Food Channel & TVN - connect with viewers to provide relevant ideas, information and solutions every day, everywhere.

Our desire to influence and inspire extends beyond media to include strong community and business relationships. Through our corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion efforts, we are committed to making a positive difference with those we come into contact with every day.

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Company Industry: Broadcast Media
Company Size: 1,001-5000