• Counsel, Production Content Review

    Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Counsel clients across all Viacom channels (BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, et al) regarding legal issues relating to multi-platform programming, including intellectual property, defamation, privacy, right of publicity, and handle related claims. This position will report to the VP, Business and Legal Affairs.


    • Advise production and legal clients on a wide range of issues in the broadcast and digital realms, including copyright, fair use, trademarks, libel, defamation, privacy and right of publicity
    • Review scripts, casting materials, programming and other related materials to identify legal issues
    • Investigate and respond to related claims
    • Clearly and succinctly articulate legal advice both verbally and in writing
    • Manage a wide variety of issues and legal matters efficiently


    Basic Qualifications

    • Min of 5 years of experience advising clients on issues in the broadcast and digital realms including intellectual property, defamation, libel, right of privacy and right of publicity  
    • JD Degree, admitted in New York

    Additional Qualifications

    • Must have experience within legal review (examples are on air and online programming, scripts and advertising)
    • Ability to analyze legal issues and render opinions and legal advice in a manner that is meaningful and helpful to the brands  
    • Ability to interact with and persuade senior level staff and generate strong client satisfaction
    • A cooperative, collaborative and team-oriented approach
    • Ability to effectively 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 skills
    • Production experience a strong plus
    • Advertising law background a plus



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