We're seeking a Senior Counsel to join our CBS Network law department! You will provide legal support and expertise in areas of network licensing and network marketing. This is a hybrid-remote position with the flexibility of working partly in the office (Gower Street, Hollywood) at least 2 days per week, and partly from home on the other days of the week!
Draft and negotiate agreements, including (1) license agreements for scripted series and live events/specials; (2) complex license agreements with third-party streamers (e.g., Netflix, Disney+, etc.); (3) talent and staff deals for late-night shows; (4) podcast license agreements.
Draft co-production, and production services agreements
Negotiate, draft, and review various agreements for the CBS Marketing and Photo Departments, including vendor, content licensing, and production agreements relating to the creation of promotional content for use on multiple platforms
Provide timely and accurate advice on deals, contract interpretation, risk management, rights analysis, etc.
Advise on copyright and trademark issues, right of privacy, and right of publicity matters relating to marketing promotions
Collaborate with Senior Executives, other legal teams, and management partners across Paramount Global, including Business Affairs, Music, Intellectual Property, Labor Relations, Labor and Employment, Distribution, Risk Management, Finance, Participations, and Tax
Clearly communicate legal advice, strategy, and risk analysis to all individuals of varying levels throughout the organization
Develop subject matter expertise in new and emerging production, exhibition, and marketing issues
JD from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials
Member in good standing of the California State Bar
At least 5 years of experience practicing as an attorney at a leading law firm in the area of transactional entertainment law, or in-house at an entertainment/media company
Strong contract drafting, legal writing, research, and analytical skills
Experience drafting and negotiating complex agreements
Excellent communication (written, verbal, and presentation) and interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively with executives and other levels of management
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence
Ability to build and maintain relationships within Paramount Global
Self-motivated, and decisive, with the ability to work both independently and support a team
Ability to work well under pressure and effectively manage competing priorities in a time-sensitive environment
Good judgment and ability to adapt to changing or opposing demands
Working knowledge of copyright and intellectual property law, preferred
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.