• Counsel, Production Content Review

    Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA
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  • About The Brand

    ViacomCBS has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At ViacomCBS, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    Are you excited about working across ViacomCBS's television channels? If so, our Counsel, Production Counsel role could be a great fit for you! Work with clients across all ViacomCBS channels (Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, et al) regarding legal issues relating to multi-platform programming, including intellectual property, defamation, First Amendment, privacy and right of publicity, and handle related claims.


    • Advise production and legal clients on a wide range of issues in the broadcast and digital realms, including copyright, trademarks, defamation, 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 California
    • Min of 4 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of issues in the broadcast and digital realms including intellectual property, right of privacy, right of publicity, defamation, and libel
    • Must have experience within legal review (examples are on air and online programming, scripts and advertising)
    • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate legal advice both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to handle a wide variety of issues and legal matters efficiently

    Additional Qualifications

    • Ability to analyze legal issues and render opinions and legal advice in a manner that is significant and useful 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 coordinated, reciprocal and team-oriented approach
    • Ability to optimally work with staff in all areas of the company to obtain information relevant to third-party claims
    • Excellent work ethic, judgment, follow-through skills and ability to prioritize
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Production experience a strong plus
    • Litigation background preferred
    • Advertising experience a plus


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