ViacomCBS

About Us

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.

Job Description

Counsel clients across numerous ViacomCBS brands (including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Paramount Network and more) regarding legal issues relating to multi-platform programming, including intellectual property, defamation, First Amendment, privacy and right of publicity, and handle related claims.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise production and legal clients on a wide range of issues in the broadcast and digital realms, including copyright, trademarks, defamation, privacy and right of publicity.
  • Review scripts, programming and other related materials to identify legal issues
  • Investigate and respond to related claims

Basic Qualifications:

  • Min of 5 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of issues relating to the broadcast and digital realms including intellectual property, right of privacy, right of publicity, defamation, and libel
  • Must have experience within legal review (examples are on air and online programming, scripts and advertising)
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate legal advice both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of issues and legal matters efficiently

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to analyze legal issues and render opinions and legal advice in a manner that is meaningful and helpful to the channel groups
  • Ability to explain complex legal concepts to senior level staff, build consensus and generate strong client satisfaction
  • Outstanding organizational skills and a cooperative, collaborative and team-oriented approach to work
  • Ability to effectively work with staff in all areas of the company to obtain information relevant to third-party claims
  • Excellent work ethic, judgment, follow-through skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Production experience a strong plus
  • Litigation background a plus

Education:

  • J.D. Degree, admitted in New York
  • Production Content Review – Based in New York, NY
  • Counsel clients across numerous ViacomCBS brands (including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Paramount Network and more) regarding legal issues relating to multi-platform programming, including intellectual property, defamation, First Amendment, privacy and right of publicity, and handle related claims.

 

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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ViacomCBS 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, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

 

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