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Paralegal – Media Networks Legal Affairs

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 595850BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney ABC Television Group Date posted Oct. 04, 2018

Job Summary:

At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….
The Legal Affairs and Law & Regulation groups of Disney ABC/Television group are seeking a paralegal who is looking to grow in the media and production field, to provide support in drafting and negotiating production agreement and contracts, contest and subpoena work, assist on special projects and support the teams with multifaceted legal support.

Legal Affairs supports all of the transactional and contract needs of, and provides legal/business affairs counsel to ABC News (including production, digital, radio, Videosource and Lincoln Square Productions), Owned TV Group (including all 8 TV stations and digital), Research, Broadcast Operations & Engineering, Sourcing & Procurement, ABC Events, ABC Photo Dept, Times Square Studios, Affiliate Marketing, Daytime Promotions, ESPN on ABC and other miscellaneous work.

Law & Regulation provides legal advice and support to ABC News and the ABC owned television and radio stations on a range of issues including editorial and newsgathering issues involved in the preparation and distribution of national and local news programming (including libel, privacy, trespass, subpoenas, fair use/copyright); FCC regulatory issues (including licensing, children’s programming, political sales and advertising, sponsor ID’s, FCC EEO requirements, issues/programs reports, closed captioning); and contests.


  • Support Legal Affairs and Law & Regulation group for ABC NY
  • Assist with contract drafting and negotiation
  • Legal research and various special projects
  • Receive and handle contest proposals and subpoenas

Basic Qualifications:

  • Support Legal Affairs and Law & Regulation group for ABC NY
  • Assist with contract drafting and negotiation
  • Legal research and various special projects
  • Receive and handle contest proposals and subpoenas

Required Education

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree. Paralegal certification.

Preferred Education

  • Law degree from accredited school preferred.

About Disney ABC Television Group:

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, DATG includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

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 The Walt Disney Company, which is part of a business segment we call Disney ABC Television Group.

The Walt Disney Company 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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