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ViacomCBS Coordinator/Sr. Coordinator, Contract Management, Business and Legal Affairs in New York, New York

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Coordinator/Sr. Coordinator, Contract Management candidate who will provide day-to-day coordinator/contract management services for the MTV Entertainment Group, with a focus on studio production matters for original scripted and unscripted long form programming, as well as short-form original digital and social content. This position will begin remotely and ultimately be located in either Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY, depending on the candidate's location.

Primary Duties:

  • Handling a heavy volume of fast-paced business and legal affairs matters for MTV Entertainment Studios.

  • Negotiating and drafting production agreements, with a focus on below-the-line agreements for scripted series, day player agreements, certificates of engagement, location releases, materials releases, vendor/rental agreements and hotel agreements.

  • Manage and coordinate document delivery to third party distributors.

  • Coordinate and track title and trademark clearance requests.

  • Manage production checklists for multiple projects.

  • Drafting contract summaries and assisting with other projects, including deal tracking and maintaining team databases.

  • Reviewing and approving legal contracts for execution by production, and advising production on contract administration and compliance.

  • Working with a broad range of departments, including Production, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, and Litigation to implement production legal policies and procedures.

  • Researching relevant business and legal issues.

  • Performing other day-to-day legal and business affairs-related tasks as needed and assigned by senior business and legal affairs executives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 2+ years of relevant experience (ideally with business/legal affairs experience in a network, studio, entertainment law firm or production company environment)

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Experience negotiating and/or drafting contracts, preferably in the media landscape

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to accurately analyze and identify legal issues and/or comments from opposing representation, and in response, understand and apply company policy

  • Must be able to multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently, and operate independently

  • Must be able to build strong internal client relationships, and generate strong client satisfaction through quick turnaround

  • Should be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the entertainment industry

  • Demonstrated capability for legal research, analysis and reasoning

  • Ability to recognize when to seek advice from supervisor

  • The business and legal affairs department works as a team in a highly collaborative manner. The ideal candidate will have a cooperative, positive, team-oriented spirit.

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.

Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood | US-NY-New York

Brand ViacomCBS

Function Legal/Standards & Practices

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2021-15473