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SENIOR COUNSEL, DISTRIBUTION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SENIOR COUNSEL, DISTRIBUTION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Brand (Portal) 
Viacom
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
iCIMS ID 
2017-7152
Company (PS) 
Viacom International Services

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.  

 

We are open to candidates at both the Counsel and the Senior Counsel levels.

 

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 approximately 3 -7 years  of relevant in-house or law firm experience are required (3 - 4 years is Counsel level and 5+ for Senior Counsel)
  • 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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