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ViacomCBS Senior Counsel, Pluto TV in United States

About The Brand

Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin. Pluto is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

Overview and Responsibilities

Work as a member of the Business and Legal Affairs team that supports the Pluto TV business team in a broad variety of matters arising from the distribution of the Pluto TV service.

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of agreements arising from the distribution of the Pluto TV service and content on a broad array of media platforms (e.g., cable and satellite television, internet/OTT, telco, wireless, pre-load), with a focus on linear and VOD distribution agreements

  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements related to the licensing of third-party content for distribution on Pluto TV

  • Provide advice and counsel on a variety of legal and business affairs matters

  • Monitor contractual and regulatory compliance

  • Assist with various departmental and administrative functions and assignments requiring interaction with other groups within Pluto, with attorneys supporting other Viacom client groups and with executives from Viacom’s various other businesses (e.g., Ad Sales, Corporate, Production & Development)

  • Support senior attorneys as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • J.D. and a minimum of 4 years of in-house or law firm experience are required

  • California membership is required and/or qualified to register as CA In-House Counsel

Additional Qualifications

  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge of contract and general corporate law is required

  • Must have ability to evaluate and draft complex agreements and effectively distill information for clients

  • Must possess excellent drafting and organizational skills

  • Ability to lead multiple assignments simultaneously in a fast paced, ever changing environment; to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing; and ability to negotiate agreements with third parties independently

  • Ability to work closely with and maintain effective relationships with Pluto and VMN personnel within and outside primary client group

  • Knowledge of media, intellectual property, communications, technology and/or internet law and FCC regulation is preferred

  • Experience in the television and/or digital media industry is a plus

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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Brand Pluto TV

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2019-13698