Los Angeles

Overview and Responsibilities

The Paramount Global Content Distribution legal team is seeking a Senior Counsel. Clients include all of the leading international pay, free and digital broadcasters and/or platforms, such that considerable experience in understanding these businesses is key. This is a hybrid position with the expectation of attending the office (in New York, Los Angeles or London) at least two (2) days per week. No supervisory responsibilities are included.

  • Perform business and legal affairs functions in connection with the worldwide distribution of features and episodic content, with a focus on pay TV, basic TV, free TV, SVOD and FVOD
  • Handle all aspects of licensing matters, including advising on deal structure and strategy, drafting documents, negotiating all phases of transactions from term sheet to definitive agreement, and consulting on the management and administration of active agreements
  • Assist with matters related to licensing and distribution, including acquisitions, content protection, Motion Pictures Association initiatives, rights conflict analysis and collective management issues
  • Negotiate and draft optimal distribution deals to help achieve the commercial objectives of the business while minimizing the legal risk to the company
  • Advise the distribution group in connection with complex legal matters
  • Work closely with the sales team, advising on, structuring, negotiating, drafting and reviewing for execution a variety of agreements for the licensing and exploitation of Paramount Global content (current and library programming)
  • Collaborate with, synthesize feedback from and provide advice to sales, accounting, finance, marketing and operations teams on all matters
  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned and directed by senior members of the Business & Legal Affairs team

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of legal experience, including 3 years of solid transactional experience with a leading broadcaster, channel provider, TV or video platform, network, motion picture studio, or law firm within these areas
  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in the international content distribution marketplace is preferred
  • Experience with traditional and digital, linear and on-demand media (experience with format licensing agreement is a plus)
  • Strong analytical abilities, excellent writing/drafting skills and teamwork-oriented attitude
  • Proven track-record of creatively addressing the legal and business issues arising in a multinational media organization
  • Ability to analyze transactions and risks from a sound pragmatic and commercial perspective, whilst maintaining professionalism and technical expertise
  • Willingness to work effectively and timely across time zones with colleagues and clients throughout the globe.

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount’s portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount 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, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

Additional Information:

Hiring Salary Range: $165,000 – $195,000. The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.

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

At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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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