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Executive Legal Assistant - Rights Management

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7099977520220508 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Sep. 22, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:


This position will provide day-to-day administrative assistance to the Assistant Chief Counsel – Rights Management, and support the team with various administrative tasks.  The Rights Management team is responsible for analyzing and maintaining rights in the Disney film libraries and analyzing distribution and other exploitation rights of Disney’s new films in partnership with the legal production group.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Draft/redline, proofread, attach exhibits, manage and arrange for execution and distribution of agreements, including use of document management database
  • Draft, maintain and regularly update an assignment sheet for the Assistant Chief Counsel
  • Provide regular timely updates to project status reports and follow-up with stakeholders 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 Legal Affairs team, as well as assist with other department administrative support responsibilities as needed
  • Execute special projects as needed


  • Minimum 1 year administrative support experience in a legal department
  • Previous contract drafting and redlining experience
  • PC knowledge - Microsoft Word and Outlook; also helpful: Excel, PowerPoint, Access, DocuSign
  • 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: High School degree
  • Preferred: A.A. or Bachelor's degree


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

Additional Information:

The internal title for this position is Secretary IV.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

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 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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