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Paralegal Specialist

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010459 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Feb. 20, 2020


Responsibilities include drafting a wide variety of agreements, including TV programming deals (acquisitions, commissions, co-productions and development deals), domestic and international license agreements, and other agreements for NGP’s international and domestic television properties. Serve as primary legal advisor for television productions, including content review and clearance. Provide legal analysis to internal clients as needed (often concerning legal rights and responsibilities and risk assessment) in order to make informed business decisions. Liaise directly with legal counterparts at Disney/ABC to facilitate best practices exchanges.    


  • Drafting TV programming deals (acquisitions, commissions, co-productions and development deals), domestic and international license agreements, on-camera talent, and other transaction agreements for NGP’s various television properties; production legal support (including content review).
  • Analyzing contracts in response to business questions, as well as to provide necessary contractual/research information to department leadership (to assist in business development, litigation, risk assessment, etc.).
  • Providing company executives with necessary information (often concerning legal rights and responsibilities) in order to make informed business decisions.
  • Minimizing risk of legal exposure and maximizing protection of NGP assets including, including intellectual property rights.


  • Paralegal Certificate or JD and at least 5 years of previous experience in law firm or media/content creation entity in a sophisticated transactional department.Preference will be given to individuals with relevant television, digital and/or licensing experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (multi-cultural/ written/verbal/negotiation).
  • Needs to be able to handle advanced level reasoning tasks and make common sense decisions.
  • Familiarity with Word, Adobe and Excel.
  • Must be able to respond to and interact with senior level creative and business executives in a professional, articulate, personable and useful manner. 
  • Must be very organized and detail-oriented.  Must be comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

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 National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC 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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