Viacom International Media Networks (MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central)

Legal Counsel - Amsterdam

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Active since 28-06-2017 Job category Legal
Location Amsterdam Level Professional
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 40 Salary -

Why Viacom International Media Networks?Sure, you will have challenging tasks, responsibilities and freedom for your ideas, just like in other companies – but the difference is in the details. At Viacom International Media Networks you are not only bringing your personal Know How, but also your individual passion. Since we all share a love for great stories, we have gathered the best storytellers and committed ourselves to bringing the best possible stories to our audience all across the world. In the pursuit of telling all the new stories as well as the loved classics, we have grown to become the largest media network in the world. Become a part of us and work for our famous brands like MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Spike. You will have the opportunity to discover your true talent in an innovative and passionate work environment that fits your lifestyle and fandom. We require versatile talents – whether you are a newcomer or a professional – to help expand our content across all platforms from TV to Web. However your own story might turn out, we are happy if you chose to share it with us!

For our Business Affairs & Legal Affairs team in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,we are looking for a:

Legal Counsel

The department Business Affairs & Legal Affairs (BALA) is responsible for providing legal advice to the Viacom business in the Benelux, which is situated in Amsterdam. The work varies from drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts within all VIMN relevant business areas, such as production, content acquisition, advertising and content distribution sales, to advising and supporting the day to day business in areas such as corporate affairs, law on media, intellectual property, and privacy.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to complete our legal department in Amsterdam. As legal counsel you will be responsible for providing first class legal support to the business in all of the abovementioned areas under the supervision and guidance of the Director BALA Benelux. This position requires an interested, enthusiastic, experienced (3-5 years) and positive person that enjoys working in an International dynamic and changing business environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing of agreements in various areas including; content production, content acquisitions, licensing, ad sales, content distribution, events and digital media
  • Provide day-to-day legal advice in support of the business to internal clients and external partners on, inter alia; intellectual property (in particular copyright law), law on media, music use, privacy, content rights and new media services.
  • Continuously and pro-actively monitor developments in relevant legislation both in the Netherlands and EU
  • Performing other day-to-day legal and business affairs related tasks on an as needed basis (including contract administration and updating contract templates)


  • Master of Laws degree, LLM (preferably specialized in intellectual property law/ media law)
  • 3 – 5 year experience at an in-house corporate law department (e.g. production company, broadcaster, content distributor, studio) or at a corporate law firm.
  • Experience in intellectual property law (in particular copyright law), media law and drafting of commercial agreements
  • You take a pragmatic and business oriented approach in resolving legal issues while safeguarding VIMN’s best legal interest
  • Excellent analytic skills, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; flexible team player, enjoys working in a dynamic and changing business and work environment
  • Ability to identify and develop good working relationships with internal and external clients
  • Independent worker that takes initiative
  • Reacts in a calm and confident manner to challenging and stressful situations

Sounds just like you? Then this job will suit you perfectly. Send us your application and let us know your earliest possible starting date via the link below.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Legal
Industry / Industries Entertainment
Region Noord-Holland

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Name Moniek Besenbruch