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Senior Paralegal, Ad Sales

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10023351 Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jan. 25, 2023

Job Summary:

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 Media & Entertainment Distribution (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.

DMED Legal is part of the Legal Department of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) and provides legal advice to DMED and other businesses of TWDC regarding advertising and sponsorship, marketing, digital products, technology, and content distribution.

The Senior Paralegal (“SP”) will provide legal advice and support for DMED’s Advertising Sales Team, focusing primarily on the addressable sales business for various Disney brands including Hulu, Disney+, ABC, ESPN, FX, Nat Geo, and Freeform.  In particular, the SP will support attorneys who draft and negotiate agreements related to data collection and use, research and analytics, distribution of advertising inventory on non-Disney controlled platforms, advertising technology, linear addressable and data driven linear services, programmatic advertising, insertion orders, master terms and conditions with advertisers and agencies, integrated marketing, branded and custom content, influencer marketing, and social media platforms.  The SP may also perform pre-publication reviews of advertising content for compliance issues. The SP will work with the Assistant Chief Counsel of advertising to advise TWDC and its business units on advertising law compliance, policy, and process, including native advertising, testimonials and endorsements, claim substantiation, and disclosures.  The SP may also work on sponsorships, contests and sweepstakes, user generated content, content production and development, and business development. The SP will also need a good working knowledge of privacy and data security in order to help clients navigate these areas in conjunction with TWDC’s subject matter experts. The SP will work with our Paralegal Specialist to support a team of five attorneys and the Assistant Chief Counsel of Advertising.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist attorneys with structuring, drafting, and negotiating contracts relating to data collection and use, research and analytics, distribution of advertising inventory on non-Disney controlled platforms, advertising technology, linear addressable and data driven linear services, programmatic advertising, insertion orders, master terms and conditions with advertisers and agencies, integrated marketing, branded and custom content, influencer marketing, and social media platforms.

  • Assist attorneys with reviewing creative materials to ensure compliance with advertising law and policy, including compliance with FTC Guidelines, CARU Guidelines, internal company guidelines, and other advertising industry standards and practices.

  • Drafting services agreements, promotional agreements, NDAs, statements of work, and other types of correspondence and agreements with advertisers and vendors.  

  • Working closely with attorneys, other paralegals, and clients throughout DAS, DMED, and the Walt Disney Company. 

  • Miscellaneous projects as they arise. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years as a paralegal with transactional experience  

  • 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  

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Exceptional judgment to appropriately discern when to escalate issues  

  • Strong research and analytical skills 

  • Excellent attention to detail  

  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize workload 

  • Experience in handling a high volume of deadline-intensive work 

  • Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills up to completion 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with all levels, both internal and external 

  • Experience with working effectively in a collaborative team-environment  

  • Self-starter with an excellent work ethic and commitment to professionalism 

  • Ability to recognize and eliminate inefficiencies and promote continuous improvement 

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office software programs, Adobe software, and online research skills 

  • Willingness to learn and use new research materials and practice tools 

  • Experience with database and reporting systems 

The hiring range for this position in Glendale, CA is $ 84,460.00 to $113,300.000 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.  A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.  

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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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