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***DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, MARCH 15th 11:59 ET*** Are you fascinated by the ever-evolving business side of the entertainment industry? Are you a go-to legal expert by day and a reality TV binger by night? If these questions spark your interest – read on! Viacom is seeking recent law school graduates with 1-3 years of work experience to join its Business and Legal Affairs (BALA) team in an exciting rotational role with direct exposure to some of the top entertainment lawyers in the industry. The contracts you negotiate and deals you close will influence the pulse of popular culture. If playing a vital role working on important legal matters in an energetic and vibrant industry sounds appealing, Viacom’s Business and Legal Affairs Fellowship is the perfect next step for your career. Responsibilities:Handle a heavy volume of development and production responsibilities (e.g. drafting development and production agreements) across various platforms, relating to both network and studio businesses and the production of original programming both “in-house” and through third party production companies. Support branded joint promotions with advertisers and sponsors, integrated marketing productions, interstitial programming, live events and on-air series promotional announcements. Provide practical, strategic advice and legal counsel to business clients regarding risk management and legal implications of proposed business opportunities and actions.Cultivate relationships and maintain channels of communication with key internal BALA stakeholders in technical areas including: rights and clearances, music strategy, risk management, trademarks, unions and guilds, and litigation.Program Benefits:Full time staff position for two years, which includes competitive annual salary and benefits.Two 12 month rotations to aid in a full understanding of entertainment law.Professional development opportunities, formal mentorship, business learning information sessions, and networking across the organization.Recruitment Timeline:Friday, March 15th, 2019: A complete application must be received.Late March: First round – selected candidates will be contacted to participate in a virtual interview.May: Second round – selected finalists to interview in person at Viacom’s HQ in NYC.June: Interviewed candidates will be notified of their status.July 2019: Program begins.At Viacom, 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 Viacommunity outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Viacom 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.

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Must have passed and been admitted to a state bar.Must have 1-3 years of legal experience, post law school.Proper work authorization to be employed within the United States for the full length of the program (July 2019-July 2021).

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Demonstrated passion to work in media and entertainment; experience within the industry is a plus. Excellent drafting and negotiation skills.Interest and knowledge in digital, tech or new platforms a plus.Outstanding communication skills – both written and verbal.Must be able to multi-task under pressure, manage a varied, high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly, operate independently with minimal supervision and work long hours as necessary.Ability to build strong client relationships at all levels of the business, and effectively advise clients in an ever-evolving corporate environment. Cooperative, team-oriented approach.


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