Legal Counsel


South Yarra, VIC, AU, 3141

South Yarra

Paramount is a global media and entertainment organisation with some of the best known and loved brands in the world. Employing over 1,700 people locally, and a further 25,000+ globally, we deliver premium content through multiple platforms for the young (and the young at heart of course!). 

We pride ourselves on creating content that gets people talking. What’s more, you’ll find all these great shows (and more) on our free-to-air channels (10, 10 Bold, 10 Peach, Nickelodeon), our digital platform 10 Play that also includes a vast array of Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV known as FAST (including numerous MTV and Nickelodeon channels), and our subscription video on demand service Paramount+.  





Enough about us! What you’ll do as a Legal Counsel at Paramount: 
Working within a local team of three and a broader legal team of ten, you will be responsible for working on litigation and legal clearance matters for our local productions including The Project.
Functions will also include: 

  • General legal clearance of programmes 
  •  Assisting with the preparation of cease-and-desist letters 
  • Network 10 and Paramount+ music licensing for promos 
  • Advertorial/commercial integration for Studio 10
  • Assist senior lawyers with litigation and dispute resolution (as needed) 
  • Preparing Legal training materials and updating Legal team internal guidance notes 


What are we looking for in a Legal Counsel? What’s important?  

  • A qualified lawyer holding, or eligible to hold, a practising certificate in Victoria
  • Approximately 1-3 years’ relevant PQE in a top-tier/ well-regarded law firm or highly regarded in-house legal team
  • Enthusiasm, passion and the willingness to learn and develop new skills and expertise
  • Sound understanding of the Australian legal system and processes, with expertise in contentious and/or transactional areas of practise valued
  • Technical proficiency in drafting contracts, settlement agreements, court documents and various legal correspondence
  • Some experience advising on media and/or intellectual property issues, and/or good results in relevant university subject(s) in this area is preferred
  • An interest in news/current affairs, content production and the arts/media industry
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal, written and communication skills, including an ability to adapt to and communicate with all types of people internally and externally
  • Ability to work flexibly, collaboratively and effectively both autonomously and as a team member
  • Ability to generate practical solutions to mitigate legal risk and explain complex legal concepts to non-legally trained staff
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to perform a variety of competing tasks under time pressure (i.e., broadcast deadlines and rolling deadlines of online media)


Why Paramount?

We could just list the numerous benefits our employees avail of every day.  However, for now we'll just leave you with how our employees feel about us:

  • 92% of our employees stated they would highly recommend Paramount to a friend (Glassdoor)
  • We hold a 4.1 STAR RATING, by far the highest rating in the media sector (Seek Company Profiles)


Paramount embraces differences and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of factors such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or birth. These grounds also include age, nationality, marital status, disability, place of residence and sexual orientation.


We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples, and the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live and work. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging, and we are proud to live in a country which is home to the world’s oldest living cultures.






At Paramount, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate’  

Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the recruitment process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence.  

Please know that we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us. Your ability to demonstrate that you have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, and experience to perform in this role is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done, and how you did it.