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ViacomCBS Contract Specialist in New York, New York

REF#: 36920


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet,, GameSpot,, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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CBS Interactive is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our Legal Department as a Contract Specialist. This position offers the opportunity to support a wide range of businesses and operations at CBS Interactive by reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a variety of media and technology agreements such as content and data licensing agreements, master SaaS agreements, order forms, NDAs, as well as advising on various legal issues. The ideal candidate has relevant experience in an in-house legal department supporting sales and/or procurement operations. We will also consider paralegals with relevant experience in contract drafting and negotiation.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Work with legal team to review, draft, and negotiate licensing and service agreements with various businesses of CBS Interactive. Advise on contractual risks related to data privacy, IP ownership/control, and liability for infringement claims.

  • Support advertising operations, the information security group, and IT team by reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements with vendors providing various technical services — including hosting and cloud storage services, communication services, software licenses, and consulting services.

  • Support various editorial operations with reviewing, drafting, and negotiating independent contractor agreements, production service agreements, general filming and location releases, content licensing, distribution, and other partnership agreements.

  • Review and draft responses to various legal claims (including DMCA claims)

  • Manage the contract lifecycle from initial approvals through renewals and/or termination

  • Assist and support the CBS Interactive Legal Department with legal matters as needed.


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • B.A. or B.S. degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program.

  • 3+ years of experience at a large law firm or in-house legal department.

  • Exposure to the Internet, media, and technology industries required.

  • Ability to read and understand contractual terms and strong experience in reviewing and negotiating contracts required.

  • Experience working on Media, IP and Technology issues preferred.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and business judgment.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, prioritize time-sensitive tasks, and work across organizational and geographic boundaries.

  • Able to learn and apply new information, skills, and procedures.

You might also have -

  • Proficiency in Google Apps/GSuite and preferred.

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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