ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages.

Counsel (12m Mat cover)

Reports into: Senior Counsel

Sits in International Consumer Products and Location Based Experienced

Unleash your potential in a place you belong!

Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special.

At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more – but it’s our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.

Is this the role for you?

A key role within the Consumer Products (‘CP’) and Location Based Experiences (‘LBE’) legal team that is responsible for ensuring a fast, efficient, and consistent turnaround time for all deals across all territories whilst providing the business with a high level of professional service at all times.

What will you be doing?

  • Managing Business and Legal Affairs Manager(s);
  • managing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for CP (merchandise, publishing, DTR, content, digital and promotions) and LBE deals globally (liaising directly with VP);
  • maintaining relationships internally and externally ();
  • assisting with reports, research, counterfeit sightings, debt collection and litigation matters as required;
  • maintaining templates and suggesting updates;
  • creating new templates, as requested, for Senior Counsel’s review and approval;
  • assisting Senior Counsel and/or VP of BALA on special projects as/when instructed;
  • assisting other Junior Contracts Managers and Business and Legal Affairs Managers as required; and
  • being the point of contact for the BALA team / supervisory role when Senior Counsel and VP not available.
  • What are we looking for?

  • Highly experienced paralegal or 1-4 PQE solicitor;
  • management experience strongly preferred;
  • experience working in-house preferred, but will consider applicants from private practice background that have had experience managing own caseload and dealing directly with clients;
  • strong understanding of IP law;
  • confident autonomously drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements and amendments;
  • strong commercial awareness
  • able to succinctly explain key issues and provide advice/solutions to business teams;
  • attention to detail;
  • excellent time management;
  • accuracy and speed to ensure fast and efficient turnaround times;
  • able to cope with demanding workload and maintain high standards under pressure;
  • able to work well with other team members, other internal departments, agents and licensees;
  • willing and able to assist other team members with drafting contracts/amendments as/when required; and
  • providing excellent and professional service at all times.
  • Everything else!

    We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You’ll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we’re doing to make the industry more sustainable, and enjoy lots of perks:

  • A monthly streaming fund
  • All the health and financial benefits you’d expect, and some you wouldn’t
  • Flexibility to own the way you work
  • Mental health activities and support
  • All manner of BBQs, socials and events
  • What are you waiting for? Put in your application!

    Our Values

    Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.

    Optimism & Determination

    We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead.

    Inclusivity & Collaboration

    We Embrace new and diverse voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manager through challenges.

    Agility & Adaptability

    We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what’s next.

    ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

    At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receive equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously.

    To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining. Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email where we will support your request as suitably possible.

    Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at

    ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

    At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

    If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

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