Share this Job

Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Multiplatform Production

19051

New York, NY, US, 10036

Legal
New York
Full-Time

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.

 

SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Counsel will be part of our Multiplatform Production Group (MPG) which is a nimble team focused on in-house physical production and production management executing on the company’s number one goal and core business, creating content. Primarily supporting the brand creative, marketing and various groups across the Paramount Global portfolio, MPG produces all types of content including promos, image campaigns, still photography (key art, gallery, press), integrated marketing spots, BTS, unit photography, shoulder programming, show opens, corporate sizzle reels, and consumer product advertisements as well as creative elements requiring production management expertise.

 

The Senior Counsel will have working knowledge of, and interest in, producing promo and short-form content and addressing related business issues of content production; be a self-starter, motivated, quick thinking, flexible and thorough. This is a demanding and fast-paced environment requiring proactive and can-do thinking, assessing risk and exercising good judgment. This role also requires the ability to demonstrate initiative and be a team player. 

 

  • Drafting and negotiating development, production and related vendor agreements (e.g. production, equipment, stage rentals, location releases, talent agreements)
  • Structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements for animated and live action short series 
  • Reviewing and approving legal contracts for execution by management and advising production management on contract administration and compliance
  • Supervising and developing lawyers, contract managers, and staff supporting MPG
  • Shaping mid to long-term departmental strategy and goals for short form production across Paramount Global channel groups with SVP, Business and Legal Affairs
  • Managing inflow of deal requests to ensure client timelines are being met as well as prioritizing a number of productions against competing deadlines
     

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years of equivalent legal experience in production and content at a major law firm or motion picture studio.
  • JD from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials 
  • Member in good standing of the New York and/or California Bar(s) or eligible for Registered In-House Counsel designation.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Solid understanding of entertainment industry customs and practices
  • Working knowledge of, and interest in, producing promo and short-form content and addressing related business issues of content production
  • Self-starter, motivated, quick thinking, flexible and thorough
  • Ability to apply appropriate analysis of risk depending on the scale and scope of the productions
  • Attention to detail and strong drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills.
     

 

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. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. 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.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City