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Executive Assistant - Walt Disney Studios Legal Affairs

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 698418BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Aug. 29, 2019

Job Summary:

At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.


This position will provide day-to-day administrative assistance to our Assistant Chief Counsel, Principal Counsel, Associate Principal Counsel, and Counsels of Legal Affairs/Motion Picture Productions. This position is part of a team that includes secretaries, paralegals and attorneys. Candidates should be prepared to cooperate, to multi-task and to cover additional duties as needed. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Draft/redline, proofread, attach exhibits, manage and arrange for execution and distribution of agreements, including use of document management database
  • Project management, including timely updates to status reports and follow-up as needed
  • Prepare and proof letters and memoranda
  • Manage a fast-paced, wide-ranging legal affairs desk
  • Answer calls and take detailed notes
  • Create files, binders and other office organization for development and production work
  • Maintain electronic and physical files and general office organization
  • Maintain calendar, schedule meetings and make travel arrangements
  • Prepare and manage expense reports
  • Provide back-up to other secretaries within the group, as well as assist with other department administrative support responsibilities
  • Special projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year administrative support experience assisting an entertainment attorney at an entertainment law firm or in-house legal department
  • Previous contract drafting and redlining experience
  • PC knowledge - Microsoft Word /Outlook (current versions); also helpful: Excel, Power Point, Access, Vizio
  • Strong proofreading skills required
  • Ability to follow verbal instructions and take accurate, fast notes
  • Simultaneously handle multiple tasks with accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, make decisions and change course of action quickly
  • Detail oriented with the ability to maintain professionalism under pressure
  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills
  • Effective communicator, both verbal and written
  • Positive attitude and the ability to be proactive, resourceful and flexible
  • Strong people skills, with a focus on collaboration and ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision
  • Able to work overtime on an "as-needed" basis

Required Education

  • A.A. degree

Preferred Education

  • Excel a plus
  • B.A. or B.S. degree strongly preferred

Additional Information:


About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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