CBS BUSINESS UNIT:
New York, NY
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — "the Eye" — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences.
Supporting the SVP Labor Relations and team members, you will work with unions and business groups in contract negotiations, grievance resolution, arbitrations, interpretation and resolution of issues relating to collective bargaining agreements. You will also provide direction to business units such as Human Resources, Business Affairs, Legal, News, Sports, Operations and Facilities and Television Stations Groups, Production and Finance regarding labor relations and negotiations. Responsibilities * Negotiate and draft contract language and manage relationships with unions and representatives. * Assist with planning strategy for labor negotiations. * Collection, analysis and distribution of information that is needed by department both on a routine basis and for special projects and maintain various databases. * Resolve grievances and disputes prior to litigation. * Represent the Company in union grievances, disputes, arbitration's or litigation, as well as hearings and administrative procedures. * Conduct and coordinate Union benefit fund audits with the Company. * Represent the Company in Industry-wide negotiations, as well as CBS specific negotiations regarding CBS Studios, CBS Television Network, CBS News and Sports, CBS Distribution, Showtime and the CBS Television stations. * Research and analyze labor related issues and questions and render recommendations or opinions.
Required: * Four year college degree. * JD with New York admission preferred but not required. * 8+ years of experience in labor relations required, preferably in the entertainment industry. * Possess excellent communication (both written and verbal) and analytical skills. * Highly organized with the ability to plan the resolution of complex issues. * Ability to work collaboratively with the labor, legal, production and business unit leadership. * Ability to establish effective relationships with union representatives and other labor organizations, as well as with other labor relation executives at the other entertainment companies. * Sound judgment to distinguish relevant information, assimilate and analyze facts, and apply relevant problem solving techniques. Preferred:
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