SENIOR COUNSEL, DISTRIBUTION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

US-NY-New York
Brand
Viacom
iCIMS ID
2017-7152

Overview and Responsibilities

This position is a rare opportunity to become a member of the Viacom Law Department, one of the “Best Legal Departments” as recognized by Corporate Counsel Magazine in 2016.  In this position, you will join a team of attorneys working on a broad variety of matters arising from the distribution of the Viacom Media Networks (VMN) and BET Networks (BETN) programming services and content.  

 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of agreements arising from the distribution of the VMN/BETN programming services and related content on a broad array of media platforms (e.g., cable and satellite television, telco, wireless, internet, IPTV), with a focus on distribution agreements
  • Provide advice and counsel on a variety of legal and business affairs matters
  • Monitor contractual and regulatory compliance
  • Assist with various departmental and administrative functions and assignments requiring interaction with other groups within Content Distribution (e.g., Finance; Strategy), with attorneys supporting other client groups and with executives from Viacom’s various other businesses
  • Support senior attorneys as needed

 

Basic Qualifications

  • J.D. and 4+ years  of relevant in-house or law firm experience are required 
  • New York State Bar membership is required 
  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge of contract and general corporate law is required
  • Must have ability to evaluate complex agreements and effectively distill information for clients 
  • Knowledge of communications, technology and/or internet law and FCC regulation is a plus 

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously in a demanding, fast-paced environment; to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing; and ability to negotiate agreements with third parties independently 
  • Must possess excellent drafting and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work closely with and maintain effective relationships with VMN personnel within and outside primary client group
  • Relevant experience in the cable television and digital media industries is a plus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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