Work as a member of the Viacom Business and Legal Affairs team that supports the Pluto TV business team in a broad variety of matters arising from the distribution of the Pluto TV service. This role will be located onsite at Pluto in West Hollywood.
Who is Pluto TV?
Based in West Hollywood, California, Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.
Draft, review and negotiate a variety of agreements arising from the distribution of the Pluto TV service and content on a broad array of media platforms (e.g., cable and satellite television, internet/OTT, telco, wireless, pre-load), with a focus on linear and VOD distribution agreements
Draft, review and negotiate agreements related to the licensing of third-party content for distribution on Pluto TV
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 Pluto, with attorneys supporting other Viacom client groups and with executives from Viacom’s various other businesses (e.g., Ad Sales, Corporate, Production & Development)
Support senior attorneys as needed
J.D. and a minimum of 5 years of relevant in-house or law firm experience are required
Experience and strong interest within content distribution and licensing is ideal
California membership is required and/or qualified to register as CA In-House Counsel
Extensive, in-depth knowledge of contract and general corporate law is required
Must have ability to evaluate and draft complex agreements and effectively distill information for clients
Must possess excellent drafting and organizational skills
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
Ability to work closely with and maintain effective relationships with Pluto and Viacom Media Networks (VMN) personnel within and outside primary client group
Knowledge of media, intellectual property, communications, technology and/or internet law and FCC regulation
Relevant experience in the television and/or digital media industry
Must be comfortable working in start up-type environment
Internal Number: 2019-12228
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in more than 180 countries on various platforms and devices.Globally, Viacom Media Networks reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers through leading brands including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network (SPIKE), VH1, TV Land, CMT and Logo. Program services created specifically for international audiences include Channel 5 (U.K.), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel.