Viacom, Inc.

Location: New York, NY

Founded: 1971

Website: http://www.viacom.com

Viacom, short for Video & Audio Communications, was founded in 1971. In 2005, the company split into two publicly traded companies, Viacom, Inc. and CBS Corporation. Including cable television and motion picture businesses, the media enterprise owns more than 160 channels and 400 interactive properties around the world.


Notable Products

  • MTV Networks
  • BET Networks
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Viacom International Media
  • Digital media properties
  • Online games

What to Expect

Viacom’s brand roster stretches into nearly every area of media and entertainment, including television, movies, music, animation, websites, games, videos, virtual worlds, and consumer products. The company’s cable network properties include MTV Networks, BET Networks, VH1, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Spike. Under the banner of Paramount Pictures Corp, Viacom owns and operates Paramount Pictures (Indiana Jones Series), Paramount Vantage (No Country for Old Men), MTV Films (Hustle and Flow), Nickelodeon Movies (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), and Paramount Home Entertainment. Other digital assets held by Viacom include Epix, Rate My Professor, Neopets, AddictingGames.com, and SouthParkStudios.com.

Employment opportunities within Viacom range from those in areas of production, development, and broadcasting operations to those in business administration, finance, sales, advertising, and marketing. Potential applicants can find information about current job vacancies by visiting the company’s official website and navigating to the career section. Those looking for roles within Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks, or BET Networks will be directed to external websites for each business. Through the Viacom career portal, candidates can apply for positions within the many other cable networks and digital media properties. Internships are available on a limited basis through a partnership program with MTV.

Employees of Viacom are encouraged to become involved in one of the many community initiatives founded and supported by the company, like Get Schooled, Paramount Angels, and dozens of other programs. Each year, staffers assemble around the world to take part in a volunteer action known as Viacommunity Day. In neighborhoods around the globe, employees participate by volunteering with coworkers to read to children, clean beaches, serve food at shelters, and repair disheveled non-profit facilities. Political, environmental, and social activism is a function that Viacom supports in its staff. The Viacom population is culturally and socially diverse, a corporate environment that seeks to foster creativity and passion, to stay on the cutting edge of entertainment media and audience engagement.

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