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Senior Counsel, Law, CBS News and Stations

32203

New York, NY, US, 10019

Legal
New York
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, 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 EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, our owned television stations, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount + and all digital platforms, including the CBS News Streaming Network. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. 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.

 

Overview and Responsibilities:

We are seeking a Vice President, Law, with extensive experience in news and media law, transactions and digital distribution. The group works in a fast-paced environment requiring quick and creative thinking, swift and sound risk assessment and fine judgment. The Vice President will work with an experienced team of collegial and dedicated lawyers and will manage and mentor junior lawyers on the team. The Vice President will advise on all aspects of newsgathering, content review and post-publication matters, and will be responsible for contract drafting and review.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials; admitted to the New York Bar
  • At least 10 years of equivalent experience in news review and media law and/or litigation, and contract drafting and review, in areas such as digital distribution (including streaming), technology and content licensing and production.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively handle projects with minimal day-to-day oversight/direction
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment while balancing simultaneous projects/deals efficiently under deadline pressure
  • Proficiency in performing multiple tasks for a diverse and dedicated client base


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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