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Counsel, CBS Sports

Posted Nov 14
Full Time
HybridNew York, New York

Paramount is seeking a Counsel to join our CBS Sports group! If you're an attorney who excels in crafting contracts, possesses analytical prowess, and showcases exceptional people skills, this opportunity may be tailor-made for you! Note: This hybrid position is based out of New York with the expectation of attending the office 2 – 3 days per week.

Overview and Responsibilities:

  • Drafts and negotiates various agreements, spanning programming, talent, marketing, distribution, production, operations, rights acquisition, and technology
  • Performs rights and clearances work
  • Collaborates seamlessly with a seasoned team of legal experts
  • Provides counsel and support to diverse business units across the Sports group, including programming, sales, marketing, production, operations, finance, business affairs, and senior leadership
  • Handles miscellaneous assignments as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience at a law firm or in-house, focusing on production, programming, content licensing, and services agreements
  • Possesses a JD degree with outstanding academic credentials and admission to the New York Bar
  • Experience in intellectual property (IP) issues and rights and clearances is preferred

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates sound judgment with ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Showcases exceptional negotiation and analytical abilities
  • Effectively communicates with strong interpersonal skills
  • Manages diverse legal matters with flexibility, adapting to evolving priorities.
  • Exhibits efficient project management with minimal oversight
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, excelling under pressure
  • Proactively solves issues and maintains a detail-oriented, high-quality work commitment
  • Stays abreast of legal best practices and industry trends

CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. 

In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy's Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. 

CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match, all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions, and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.

Additional Information:

Hiring Salary Range: $145K - $165K. 

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.

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

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