Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in 183 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide.
The Viacom Media Networks’ (VMN) team that provides day-to-day business and legal affairs services for MTV, VH1 and Logo is looking for a sharp, highly motivated professional to join our team. With a focus on development and production for long form series programming, both scripted and unscripted, you will be directly involved in all legal aspects of the production process. We are considering candidates at the Counsel and Senior Counsel level.
In this role, you will handle the negotiation and drafting of a heavy volume of fast-paced production matters for in-house and third-party productions. To successfully execute these tasks, you will have a working knowledge of intellectual property law, including Copyright and Trademark, Rights of Publicity, and employment law issues as well as possess the ability to learn quickly and develop a deep understanding of VMN's company policies in connection therewith. Your key internal partners include our Production Management, Programming, Talent, Publicity, Music & Media Licensing, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, Pre-Broadcast Content Review, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Marketing and Ad Sales departments. Your responsibilities also include the development and direct supervision of a department Assistant. You will report to the Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs.
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