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Director, State & Local Government Relations


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.


We are currently looking for a Director, State & Local Government Relations!


Overview and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the VP and SVP, State & Local Government Relations, the Director will support all activities of the State & Local Government Relations team. They will take the lead on various activities and assist members of the team on others, depending on the candidate’s experience. They will also be responsible for a number of operational functions. The position is located in Hollywood, CA.


The team covers a wide range of issues across the U.S. As major projects or issues arise in one area of its work others naturally receive less attention as a result. The Director position will allow the team to deliver broader and deeper support across the U.S. and better advance the company’s business objectives and operations! 


  • Monitor key legislation that impacts the Paramount Global businesses of broadcast, TV stations, cable, film, and streaming.
  • Track physical production by all production divisions (titles, filming location, local spend and jobs created)
  • Point of first contact for physical productions’ time-sensitive needs, as needed (VISAs/passports for talent, permitting issues, tax credit processing, liaise with local agencies, etc)
  • Track company’s diversity initiatives, ERG programs, smoking in movies, and similar issues of concern
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing Community Day projects and screenings
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing other giving back initiatives throughout the year with state and local officials
  • Manage State & Local team’s CSR budget
  • Manage VIP tours, events
  • Oversee Coordinator’s tracking and reporting of political contributions
  • Lead all aspects of logging of all meals/gifts to government officials
  • Coordinate preparation of presentation decks and related materials for use with senior management and other divisions
  • Monitor COVID-related regulations, data and trends; prepare regular COVID reporting as needed to other divisions. Coordinate with industry partners
  • Must be able to attend in-person meetings and events
  • Travel within the U.S. as needed
  • Work in office 2-3 days/week, or as determined by Paramount Global senior management


Basic Qualifications:


  • At least 5+ years of experience in government agency, corporation or trade association
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred the candidate has experience in broadcast, movie, cable or streaming industry, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal


Additional Qualifications:


  • Ability to partner with internal and external contacts and build positive relationships
  • Strong team work ethic, comfortable working in a collaborative environment with other Paramount Global divisions
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Detail oriented, excellent organization skills and be able to manage multiple simultaneous assignments with timely deadlines
  • Must attend in-person meetings and events
  • Travel within the U.S., as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Teams, etc.




 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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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: Los Angeles