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Vice President, Business Affairs, CBS News and Stations


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.

Overview and Responsibilities

CBS News and Stations is looking to add a Business Affairs Vice President to its team! The ideal candidate is a professional who is comfortable with developing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external colleagues and partners to advance the goals of the business. This individual will advise network and stations executives on deal structures and negotiate personal employment agreements for on- and off-air talent. They will also work closely and strategize with executives to negotiate various production deals and partnership agreements for special projects and programming, and with the Legal department, including Labor, Employment, Tax, Transactional, and Litigation. The position will be based in New York, NY and will report to the EVPs, Business Affairs.

  • Negotiate employment contracts for all levels of on- and off-air personnel directly with talent and/or their representatives, as applicable.
  • Manage and negotiate special projects, in-house and third party productions, and partnership deals
  • Advise executives, executive producers, and other senior program personnel on talent issues and all business affairs matters
  • Supervise administrative and junior staff
  • Work cross functionally and tactically with all other key departments, including Distribution, Finance, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Legal Affairs, Operations, Production, and Talent Strategy

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 5-7 years of equivalent experience as a transactional attorney or business affairs executive in television or media

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience structuring and drafting television talent, rights, and distribution agreements and effectively negotiating and interacting with agents, outside attorneys, and legal and business affairs executives at other studios and production companies
  • Superior written and verbal communication, negotiation, and analytical skills, including succinctly conveying and explaining complex business and legal concepts to others outside, and at all levels of, the company
  • Proficiency in implementing multiple, high-priority projects concurrently, proactively, and efficiently and in a dedicated manner under tight timeframes with a keen attention to detail, organizational skills and time management
  • A professional, positive, and confident demeanor and excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Extraordinary initiative and ability to build and work both autonomously as well as collaboratively with the business affairs team and other company executives and departments
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, and adaptability within corporate parameters and accept rapidly evolving situations and tasks outside of existing areas of expertise


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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City