Contract Job

Coordinator / Sr. Coordinator, Management, Business and Legal Affairs

ViacomCBS

New York, NY 02-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Coordinator/Sr. Coordinator, Contract Management, Business and Legal Affairs

Overview and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Coordinator/Sr. Coordinator, Contract Management candidate who will provide day-to-day coordinator/contract management services for the MTV Entertainment Group, with a focus on studio production matters for original scripted and unscripted long form programming, as well as short-form original digital and social content. This position will begin remotely and ultimately be located in either Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY, depending on the candidate's location.

Primary Duties:
• Handling a heavy volume of fast-paced business and legal affairs matters for MTV Entertainment Studios.
• Negotiating and drafting production agreements, with a focus on below-the-line agreements for scripted series, day player agreements, certificates of engagement, location releases, materials releases, vendor/rental agreements and hotel agreements.
• Manage and coordinate document delivery to third party distributors.
• Coordinate and track title and trademark clearance requests.
• Manage production checklists for multiple projects.
• Drafting contract summaries and assisting with other projects, including deal tracking and maintaining team databases.
• Reviewing and approving legal contracts for execution by production, and advising production on contract administration and compliance.
• Working with a broad range of departments, including Production, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, and Litigation to implement production legal policies and procedures.
• Researching relevant business and legal issues.
• Performing other day-to-day legal and business affairs-related tasks as needed and assigned by senior business and legal affairs executives.

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum 2+ years of relevant experience (ideally with business/legal affairs experience in a network, studio, entertainment law firm or production company environment)

Additional Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree preferred
• Experience negotiating and/or drafting contracts, preferably in the media landscape
• Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to accurately analyze and identify legal issues and/or comments from opposing representation, and in response, understand and apply company policy
• Must be able to multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently, and operate independently
• Must be able to build strong internal client relationships, and generate strong client satisfaction through quick turnaround
• Should be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the entertainment industry
• Demonstrated capability for legal research, analysis and reasoning
• Ability to recognize when to seek advice from supervisor
• The business and legal affairs department works as a team in a highly collaborative manner. The ideal candidate will have a cooperative, positive, team-oriented spirit.

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