Full Time Job

Sr. Counsel, Cbsi

CBS Interactive

Burbank, CA 03-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

ViacomCBS Streaming (formerly CBS Interactive) is a division of ViacomCBS that encompasses both free, paid, and premium streaming services including Pluto TV, Paramount +, CBS Sports Digital, and CBS News Digital.

ViacomCBS Streaming is the home to some of the world's preeminent innovative streaming services and digital video products, including Paramount+, Pluto TV, CBSN and other premier online content networks for information and entertainment. It is a division of ViacomCBS, a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide.

We are seeking a Counsel ideally in either Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York City.The position will support a wide variety of legal functions for ViacomCBS Streaming services, particularly Paramount+, cbs.com, and the CBS App, such as:
• content rights analysis and counsel,
• negotiating, drafting and analyzing content licenses and other commercial agreements,
• marketing review and counsel,
• entertainment production support, and
• product development, review and counsel.

The position requires an attorney with 4-6 years of relevant experience, which could include transactional experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, product counsel experience, and/or entertainment marketing or production experience. The successful candidate will be a diligent and proactive individual with excellent business judgment and strategic thinking, and with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced team environment.

Key roles of the position will include:
• Review, draft, negotiate and analyze a wide variety of content licensing, partnership, marketing, professional services and vendor agreements.
• Review product changes and advise on legal risks and potential issues.
• Review marketing and advise on legal risks and potential issues.
• Negotiate agreements that comply with company policies and risk tolerance.
• Advise internal clients on legal issues and risks, complex deal structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures, IP, online privacy, and negotiation strategy.
• Assist with the continuous development and improvement of the legal team and its processes.


• JD degree with excellent academic credentials and global law firm experience in corporate law or commercial transactions; online media experience preferred; certified by the New York or California Bar
• In-depth experience in contract drafting and analysis, with broad transactional background in areas such as media transactions, digital distribution, technology and content licensing, or entertainment production agreements
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to manage simultaneous projects under deadline pressure
• Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Must successfully pass a background check
• In additional, ViacomCBS will be guided by applicable federal, state and local laws when considering for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories

Company Profile
CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.