Paramount Pictures

Founded in 1912,  Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history,  including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard,  The Godfather,  Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,  and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek,  Transformers,  and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar,  Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television’s 13 Reasons Why,  The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood,  a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement,  Paramount’s passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS,  which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV,  Nickelodeon,  Comedy Central,  BET and other media networks.

We are looking for a new VP to join the team! This position is responsible for assisting in developing and implementing the Industrial Relations strategy and providing effective day-to-day administration and interpretation of Paramount’s collective bargaining agreements as required by Paramount Management.

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Provides for the cost-effective production of all Paramount physical production and Studio back-lot operations through the accurate administration and interpretation of all collective bargaining agreements.
  • Identifies both short- and long-term issues in existing contracts and provides strategic solutions
  • Negotiates with unions and outside agencies in securing interpretations, waivers or agreements that are favorable to Paramount
  • Develops training for union personnel including supervisory personnel to ensure compliance with contractual obligations as well as any state or federal training requirement
  • Provides for the cost-effective operation of the Studio back-lot through the accurate administration and interpretation of all Collective Bargaining Agreements and creation of tracking systems and polices.
  • Handle labor grievances by investigating and evaluating all circumstances surrounding a grievance, evaluating the contractual positions, determining the validity and monetary impact on Paramount and negotiating the liability and/or financial settlement with the union representative
  • Handle arbitrations that are not resolved in the grievance process
  • Represents Paramount’s position in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Identifies and analyzes problem areas of existing contracts requiring revision
  • Works with unions and outside agencies in securing interpretations or waivers that are favorable to Paramount
  • Coordinates the maintenance of all labor rosters including safety training and their respective requirements and ensures their proper utilization as an informational source in response to inquiries posed by the unions and Paramount management
  • Provides day-to-day counseling and advice to business partners in the Motion Picture Group, Television division and the Studio Group on matters relating to labor relations
  • Oversees, investigates and advises Paramount management on disciplinary and personnel matters involving union employees and assists in developing and implementing a performance improvement plan, as requested
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with the administrative obligation under the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Assists in training union personnel including supervisory personnel
  • Participates as needed in various industry committees and and/or Pension & Health Funds
  • Assists with investigating audit claims from various Pension & Health Funds
  • Provide oversight of outside counsel relating to civil litigation
  • Handle administrative charges from the EEOC, DFEH, Labor Commissioner and NLRB

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, Business Management or a related degree is required
  • At least 5 years entertainment experience preferably in motion picture production and studio operations

Additional qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of labor law and entertainment union contracts
  • Proven experience in managing all types of investigations and their resolutions
  • Knowledge of disciplinary investigation and resolution is required
  • Basic knowledge of labor law is preferred to understand and administer labor contract
  • Ability to read and understand contract language
  • Good oral/written communication and interpersonal skill to effectively work with management and union representatives

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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