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Legal Assistant, Media Distribution

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 886068BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 15, 2021

Job Summary:

Are you a born organizer? Do you keep your cool under pressure? Do you have experience supporting a high-level executive? And do you have a soft spot for Disney? If you’re nodding your head, then an Executive Support Professional position in the Media Distribution Legal group at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

Our Executive Support Professionals are highly respected because their skills are essential to the success of the company. You’d be part of a dynamic, fast-paced team that handles innovative, industry-leading entertainment distribution matters, including Over-the-Top Internet distribution, TV Everywhere and Direct-to-Consumer. You’d work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us – apply today!

Responsibilities:

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader(s) you support. The Media Distribution Legal group negotiates and provides legal counsel for the distribution of The Walt Disney Company’s world-class feature films, television content and online direct-to-consumer offerings. We represent Disney’s expansive portfolio of brands from the Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Studios and Searchlight) television entertainment, sports and news (including ABC Entertainment, ESPN, ABC News, Disney Channel/Disney Junior/Disney XD, FX Networks, National Geographic Channel and Freeform), and our innovative direct-to-consumer offerings (including Disney+, ESPN+ and STAR+). The role will be with the legal team supporting Disney Platform Distribution, which is part of the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) division.

It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning and calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people, about forming strong relationships with your leaders and co-workers, and about understanding how to leverage the human capital within the Disney enterprise to help your executive(s) flourish. As the “face” of your executives within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a critical component to its success. Every day as an Executive Support Professional is different! On any given day you might:
  • Read relevant articles from newspapers and industry publications so you are immersed in the mission of the office and can inform your executive when you see something he/she should know
  • Conduct research, fact-check existing work, and prepare regular reports and summaries - you'll have tasks that you "own" completely and will provide regular assistance on others
  • Interface directly with other senior executives and their support teams - your ability to work well with people at all levels is a very important part of your job
  • Review your leader's schedule to build-in time for things like preparing for and traveling to their next meeting
  • Schedule conference rooms, meetings & video chats (including scheduling meetings and calls across domestic and international time zones)
  • Maintaining contact lists, answering phones, photocopying, scanning, and mailing documents; tracking matters and key dates, and entering attorney time in Serengeti
  • Revise and redline Word documents; draft or revise and maintain records of legal correspondence; organize emails and documents for appropriate filing; assist in preparation of PowerPoint presentations; prepare and update Excel spreadsheets (including data entry)
  • Maintain various files, databases, and filing systems for the supported attorneys
  • Assist in review, analysis and reconciliation of invoices and expenses
  • Interface with external parties and internal executives to coordinate meetings for the legal team in a timely and efficient manner maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Manage domestic and international scheduling and travel planning; booking travel; tracking and maintaining department out-of-office calendar for purpose of keeping overall department aware when travel occurs
  • Assist with all general administrative functions such as mailings, filing and organization (both digital & physical)
  • Ensuring all department IT needs are met and supported, ordering office supplies; planning and coordinating department off-sites, special events, etc.
  • Help with meeting preparation, including agenda prep and distribution, making copies of documents and presentations, ordering refreshments, etc.
  • Exercise discretion and the highest level of ethics in connection with confidential information
  • Assist with on-boarding new employees
  • Assist with any special projects as needed

Basic Qualifications:

Here’s what you will need to be successful in this job:
  • 5 or more years of experience supporting executives in a corporate or legal position
  • Experience supporting a number of attorneys or executives at one time and appropriately balancing priorities – in a large law firm or multi-national corporate legal department is a plus
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, strong proofreading skills and ability to multi-task effectively
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Responsible, professional demeanor and sound judgment
  • Initiative to learn about the various business units supported by the Legal team and Disney processes and procedures
  • Adaptability to change

Preferred Qualifications:

It would be a plus if you also had these skills:
  • Good knowledge of contract and legal correspondence preparation;
  • Experience working in a large publicly-traded company;

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. 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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