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Counsel, Production Content Review, Business & Legal Affairs

1 week agoNew York, NY

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:

The Counsel, Production Content Review position will advise clients across numerous Paramount brands (including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Paramount Network and more) regarding legal issues relating to multi-platform programming, including intellectual property, defamation, First Amendment, right of privacy and right of publicity, and handle related claims.

  • Advise production and legal clients on a wide range of issues including copyright, trademarks, defamation, right of privacy and right of publicity
  • Review scripts, programming and other related materials to identify legal issues
  • Investigate and respond to related claims
Basic Qualifications:
  • J.D. Degree, admitted in New York
  • At least 5 years of experience practicing law and advising clients on copyright, trademarks, right of privacy, right of publicity, defamation, libel and litigation/pre-litigation matters
  • Experience with legal review (examples are on-air and online programming, scripts and advertising)
Additional Qualifications:
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate legal advice both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of issues and legal matters efficiently
  • Ability to analyze legal issues and render opinions and legal advice in a manner that is meaningful and effective to the channel groups
  • Ability to explain complex legal concepts to senior-level staff, build consensus and generate strong client satisfaction
  • Excellent organizational skills and a cooperative, collaborative and team-oriented approach to work
  • Ability to effectively work with staff in all areas of the company to acquire information pertinent to third-party claims
  • Excellent work ethic, judgment, follow-through skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Production experience a strong plus
  • Litigation background a plus

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

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: CBS-33208

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