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Senior Paralegal

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 972529BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 16, 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:

At Disney, we use cutting-edge technology to bring stories to life. Now is your chance to join our team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Networks and Business Operations Legal Team (NET-BOLT) partners with various businesses across the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution division. We are responsible for advising the TV networks, including ABC and its owned stations, ESPN, Disney, FX, Freeform, and National Geographic, as well as the streaming services, including Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, on all of their business operations. Our legal work spans content acquisition, corporate strategy, data, marketing, media buying, licensing, franchise management, content review, and a number of other transactional and counseling matters.

Job Overview: NET-BOLT is looking for a paralegal to support multiple lawyers within NET-BOLT by providing legal support in connection with a variety of subject matter and functional areas served by NET-BOLT. This position will work with lawyers and relevant internal client groups, including editorial, content operations, intellectual property, clearance, licensing, franchise management, employment privacy, security, business affairs, sales, technology, regulatory, labor relations, tax, and music, and on a wide range of deals and strategic initiatives for NET-BOLT. The role requires someone who can assist in reviewing, negotiating, and drafting various agreements. This person will also conduct research, and develop, and maintain standard forms and databases.

A sincere interest in learning about a wide variety of media business units and the ability to support and collaborate with in-house business clients and other members of the legal team is essential.


Your responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting with negotiating, preparing, drafting, proofing, and summarizing a variety of documents and agreements, including, but not limited to, licensing, events, production, talent, and contributor agreements such as writer, photographer, graphic artist agreements, as well as personal and location releases and material license agreements.
  • Reviewing, redrafting and redlining agreements, meeting minutes, memoranda and other documents.
  • Researching rights and developing and maintaining standard forms and databases, including, but not limited to those related to content, name, likeness, and merchandising
  • Interacting with various internal business clients and external talent and representatives.
  • Handling all materials and matters with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Supporting NET-BOLT with other duties and projects, as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of paralegal experience, preferably in media.
  • Significant attention to detail and skilled in spotting issues and errors in legal documents.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Proficiency with legal database set up and management.
  • Can confidently handle project ownership from start to finish.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and meeting deadlines within a challenging, fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Ability to exercise judgment to appropriately discern when to escalate issues.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working under pressure.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and support multiple lawyers, client groups, legal processes and forms of documentation.
  • Must be a team player and self-starter.

Required Education

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience.
  • ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate or a Paralegal by education and work experience as set forth by California Business and Profession Code, Section 6450 (c)

Additional Information:


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. 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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