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ViacomCBS Counsel 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, CBS All Access, 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

MTV Entertainment Group is seeking its next BALA Attorney! Our Business and Legal Affairs Counsel will provide day-to-day legal and business services for the 9 cable channels within the division, with a focus on original movies and limited series scripted programming. This person will handle:

  • Performing day-to-day production legal work for scripted programs such as staff writer deals, director deals, on-camera talent, location agreements and various other on the ground production-related documents with the ability to get other production legal experience for unscripted productions and the opportunity for growth into more advance business affairs work;

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

  • Participating in and contributing to deal discussions, and researching business and legal issues;

  • Counseling internal clients on a variety of legal matters, including guild/union and labor issues, IP rights, music issues, and providing risk assessment for production-related matters;

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

This position is currently remote until it's safe to be back in the office but would eventually need to be either in the Los Angeles ,Nashville or New York office.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be member in good standing of the New York and/or California Bar(s) (or eligible for Registered In-House Counsel designation);

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

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

  • Must multi-task under pressure, handle a varied, high-volume workload efficiently, and operate independently with minimal supervision;

  • Build strong internal client relationships and generate strong client satisfaction through quick turnaround and firm decision-making.

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-NY-New York | US-CA-HOLLYWOOD

Brand MTV Entertainment Group

Function Legal/Standards & Practices

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2021-15795