Full Time Job

Senior Legal Counsel


London, United Kingdom 04-27-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Unleash your potential in a place you belong

Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special. At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it's our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.

Please note this role is a 9 -12 month FTC

Is this the role for you?

Are you an experienced media lawyer with a passion for high quality production?

What will you be doing?

We are looking for an experienced media lawyer with expertise in both commissioning and production, across multiple genres, including scripted, to join BALA team colleagues focussed on content creation, including production funding (both soft and hard finance), to work with a broad range of internal stakeholders including commissioning, production, ad-sales sponsorship and events, publicity and marketing, research, digital and social. Ideally you will have worked in a PSB and/or an international television or film business, have a passion for multi-media content creation and delivery with a solid understanding of intellectual property rights.

This is an extremely exciting time to join the BALA team whilst the ViacomCBS business in the UK continues to build its unrivalled portfolio of consumer content propositions with commercial and PSB broadcasting offers, VOD platforms like My5, Noggin and MTV Play as well as the unique free streaming service, PLUTO. Working within BALA requires a coherent 'oneViacom' approach that encourages close collaboration across the whole organisation.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor with significant post-qualification and relevant industry experience, both in-house and in private practice. Candidates will also be able to demonstrate:
• A track record as a commercial and media lawyer in both broadcast and digital media
• Close working relationships with commissioners, executive producers and editors
• An understanding of broadcast regulation in Europe and experience in managing compliance issues
• Experience of TV rights and production deals
• Extensive knowledge of rights issues, distribution, contract law, copyright law and production financing
• Exposure to privacy and data protection issues within multi-media platforms (experience of working with Children's content is particularly desirable)
• Excellent drafting skills – able to take instructions on a wide variety of contracts and produce working drafts (both with and without reliance on precedent) to meet business requirements
• Good interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to interact with people at all levels of an organisation and present complex legal conclusions concisely
• Ability to deal with a large and varied workload, often under critical time pressure
• A flexible, collaborative team player with energy, drive and resilience
• Strong attention to detail, combined with the ability to see the strategic perspective and the imagination to find a creative solution to business issues
• A positive and constructive attitude – able to deal with pressurised situations in a calm and effective manner
• Connections within the industry, knowledge of the market and global media trends

Everything else!

We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You'll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we're doing to make the industry more sustainable, and enjoy lots of perks:
• A monthly streaming fund
• All the health and financial benefits you'd expect, and some you wouldn't
• Flexibility to own the way you work
• Mental health activities and support
• All manner of BBQs, socials and events

What are you waiting for? Put in your application!
Our Values:
Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.
Optimism & Determination
• We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead

Inclusivity & Collaboration
• We Embrace new and divers voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manager through challenges

Agility & Adaptability
• We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what's next

Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email [[EMAIL]] where we will support your request as suitably possible.

Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at https://hive.evenbreak.co.uk

Locations UK-LONDON

Brand ViacomCBS Networks International

Function Legal/Standards & Practices

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1o73x-34-237-52-11-42 in your application.