• Counsel, Labor Relations

    Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA
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  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Viacom Media Networks (“VMN”) is conducting a search for a talented and knowledgeable Counsel to support the Labor Relations team in Hollywood, CA.  The role will support and provide union-related guidance across all VMN departments and business units including Awesomeness, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1.


    • Supervise handling of union grievances, arbitrations and audits.
    • Assist with negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.  
    • Provide guidance and information regarding collective bargaining agreements in a timely, diligent, and comprehensive manner to business and legal affairs, production, and creative executives.  
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with department colleagues, production teams, union staff, outside labor counsel, and labor executives at other studios. 
    • Handle the submission of union related paperwork such as info sheets, guild assumption agreements, etc.
    • Draft memoranda and summaries in connection with union-related issues and prepare materials for internal presentations. 
    • Actively participate in department administrative and best practices initiatives.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in labor relations at entertainment studios, law firms or unions.  
    • JD required; must be admitted to practice in CA (or eligible to be Registered In-House Counsel in CA).  
    • Strong working knowledge of unions and collective bargaining agreements in the entertainment industry.  
    • Must be detail-oriented, possess superior drafting, negotiation, organizational and time management skills, and be able to operate independently with minimal supervision.  
    • Ability to compile and analyze economic data.  
    • Must have ability to communicate effectively and tactfully.  
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships.  
    • Must have ability to pay close attention to detail and understand written and verbal instructions.  
    • Must work well under time constraints and able to handle multiple tasks.  
    • Must be able to organize, prioritize and schedule work effectively.
    • Must have excellent computer-related skills and the ability to create well-formatted documents and presentations using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.


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