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Associate Counsel, Global Content Distribution

34133

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90036

General Business
Los Angeles
Full-Time
Hybrid

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.

OVERVIEW AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

We're seeking an Associate Counsel to provide legal support to sales/business development executives, contract administration, finance, operations and marketing groups of our Paramount Global Content Distribution division.

 

  • Perform business and legal affairs functions in connection with Paramount’s worldwide television and digital distribution of motion pictures and episodic content, with a focus on pay TV, basic TV, free TV, SVOD and AVOD/FVOD. 
  • Handle all aspects of licensing matters, including advising on deal structure and strategy, drafting documents, negotiating all phases of transactions from term sheet to definitive agreement, and consulting on the management and administration of active agreements.
  • Assist with matters relating to licensing and distribution, including acquisitions, litigation, content protection, MPA initiatives and rights conflict analysis. 
  • Collaborate with, provide advice to and synthesize feedback from commercial, finance, operations and marketing executives. 
  • Provide ancillary business and legal affairs support to other groups and divisions. 
  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned and directed by senior members of the Legal & Business Affairs team 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Juris Doctor degree 
  • California Bar Admission
  • 3 years of experience at a major law firm and/or media company 

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

  • Strong analytical, writing and organization skills 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and consultative skills
  • Great teammate and collaborator who has experience working closely as a team
  • Knowledge of distribution, licensing, intellectual property, technology, marketing and/or data protection/privacy law a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a high-volume workload effectively 
  • Ability to work proactively, exercise good judgment and make sound decisions
  • Ability to think “outside the box” on matters requiring creative alternatives and solutions
  • Ability to strategically navigate negotiating an agreement
  • Adaptable to changes 

 

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Hiring Salary Range: $130,000 - $155,000

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.  
 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles