Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, CBS News and Stations


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network. We are seeking a Counsel with great interest in news and media law, transactions and digital distribution. The news review and transactions group is a demanding and fast-paced environment requiring quick and creative thinking, swift and sound risk assessment and fine judgment. The Counsel will work with an experienced team of collegial and dedicated lawyers and will advise on all aspects of newsgathering (for news programming appearing on all platforms). The position also will include drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, such as talent, marketing, content and technology, as well as other duties as determined by management. Qualifications • JD with excellent academic credentials • Admitted to the New York Bar • At least 3 years of legal experience at a law firm or in-house at a media company Additional Qualifications • Experience regarding intellectual property, media law or online media preferred • Strong interest in news review and content • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Excellent negotiation skills • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters • Ability to efficiently and effectively handle multiple projects with minimal day-to-day oversight/direction • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment and to perform well under pressure while performing multiple tasks for a diverse and talented client base 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 are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.