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Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10004776 Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 20, 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:

Title:  Paralegal– Disney Streaming Services

Location:  Glendale, CA

Job Overview

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Disney Streaming Services (“DSS”) is part of The Walt Disney Company’s (TWDC) Distribution Media & Entertainment Distribution division (DMED).  DMED brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization.  DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data, and certain key technology functions worldwide for the Company's content engines. DMED also manages operations of the Company's streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ Hotstar; and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. 

DSS is responsible for the operation of the Company’s existing direct-to-consumer streaming services Disney+ and ESPN+, and Star+ which will launch in Latin America in June 2021.  DSS aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

DSS Legal is part of the Legal Department of TWDC and provides legal advice to the business regarding product development, direct-to-consumer business operations, technology, content and performance marketing, and content distribution. DSS is searching for a  paralegal to assist with matters related to marketing and clearances.   This position requires exceptional organizational skills, an unwavering attention to detail and deadlines, drafting and negotiating expertise, acumen in legal issue spotting, and constant, effective communication with both internal clients and third parties in a fast-paced environment.

The Paralegal for DSS will

  • Report to DSS Legal’s Senior Paralegal Specialist.
  • Under the supervision of the Senior Paralegal Specialist, the Paralegal will draft agreements, amendments and other legal documentation with ad agencies and other creatives in connection with the creation of marketing and promotional materials for the Company’s streaming services, typically within very short time frames.
  • Assist the Senior Paralegal Specialist in analyzing rights and restrictions, and delivering such information to clients in a clear, concise manner.
  • Maintain various departmental charts and input information into databases on a daily basis.
  • Help with special projects as assigned.
  • Work with other team members as necessary to review content for a variety of clearance related issues (e.g., talent, IP, labor, etc.).

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have at least three years of legal experience, preferably in the marketing and/or production field.
  • Some clearance experience is preferred.
  • The ability to track and meet all relevant deadlines and follow up as appropriate.
  • Familiarity with marketing, advertising and production agreements.
  • The ability to multitask.
  • Fast learner with excellent client service.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good understanding of contracts with the ability to draft contract language and to integrate business points into contracts.
  • Detail-oriented with strong grammatical 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and other office-related software.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or qualification to be a paralegal by certification or education and work experience as set forth by the American Bar Association and any applicable state codes.

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 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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