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Senior Paralegal


At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….
Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group operates the wholly owned cable television networks of The Walt Disney Company and is searching for a senior level paralegal to assist with matters related to production, advertising/marketing, brand, and events for its kids-affiliated networks/services (i.e., Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Radio Disney).
This position requires content review and clearance experience, exceptional organizational skills, an unwavering attention to deadlines, drafting expertise, acumen in legal issue spotting, and constant, effective communication with both internal clients and third parties.
The right candidate will be able to work closely with all levels of Business and Legal Affairs staff, client, and business unit executives and related staff, as well as similarly situated parties outside of the company. Responsibilities

  • Drafting and negotiating agreements, amendments and other legal documentation for productions, events, pitches, graphics, spots, voiceover artists, live action actors, writers and the like, amongst others, all within very short time frames
  • Reviewing existing series and film agreements to analyze rights and restrictions, and delivering such information to clients in a clear, concise manner
  • Reviewing marketing materials and television spots for legal issues
  • Maintaining various departmental charts and inputting information into databases on a daily basis
  • Handling title clearance matters for the division
  • Assisting with the establishment, updating and training of clients regarding relevant internal processes and protocols
  • Helping with special projects as assigned and approaching the same with a can-do attitude

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have at least two years of legal experience, preferably in the marketing and/or television field
  • The ability to track and meet all relevant deadlines and follow up as appropriate
  • Familiarity with marketing, programming and production agreements
  • The ability to multitask in a challenging, fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Fast learner with excellent client service, including project ownership from start to finish
  • The ability to spot and distinguish legal issues versus non-legal issues in legal paperwork
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to identify and analyze issues and devise solutions and strategies
  • Strong understanding of contracts with the ability to draft contract language and integrate business issues into contracts
  • Must be detail oriented, with accurate and thorough grammatical, writing and proofreading skills
  • Conceptual thinker with excellent judgment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to take direction and offer relevant solutions as needed
  • Initiative and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written, proof-reading and listening skills
  • An ability to independently manage one’s workload but to ask for assistance when needed
  • Team player
  • Holds him/herself and others accountable for results
  • A positive can-do attitude especially when faced with more challenging assignments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and other office-related software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Television/media industry experience is nice to have, but not required

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal certification (J.D.s will be considered)

Company Overview The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global television entertainment and news properties, and owned television stations group. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform Channel, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interests in A&E Television Networks and Hulu round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses. Additional InformationEqual Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

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