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Legal Assistant


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA,  VIA.B),  is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment,  music,  news,  and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States,  Canada,  the Caribbean,  the United Kingdom,  and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:,  a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment,  music,  culture and news; BET HER,  a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams,  BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live,  BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile,  which provides ringtones,  games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International,  which operates BET around the globe.

Our Business and Legal Affairs division is seeking a Legal Assistant to support two/three Attorneys! This is a hybrid position with the flexibility of working partly in the office and from home!


  • Drafts correspondence, deal summaries, contract amendments, and legal memos 
  • Revises and redlines legal agreements and other documents
  • Maintains and updates various logs, including tracking status of contracts 
  • Assists internal Production/Finance partners with inquiries of pending and fully executed contracts
  • Maintains and organizes efficient filing system, and creates production binders
  • Processes the execution and dissemination of agreements to appropriate parties
  • Prepares UPS/FedEx shipping labels, and mails packages
  • Answers phones, maintains phone and email log, and coordinates conference calls with multiple parties
  • Books conference rooms, maintains calendars, updates contacts, and schedules meetings
  • Books travel, and processes travel and expense reports through a solution software system
  • Keeps track of and orders supplies for the department



Bachelor’s degree is preferred

At least 3 years of experience as an Assistant in Legal or Television/Film industry 



  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize a considerable workload from multiple supervisors
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Available to work flexible hours (to accommodate clients on the West coast)
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience revising and redlining documents
  • Ability to read and analyze legal documents is preferred
  • Comfortable working with all level staff and partners, both internally and externally
  • Team player, who easily collaborates well with others

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.

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