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Group Legal Administrative Assistant

Discovery Communications
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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    113753405
Discovery Communications


Group Legal Administrative Assistant

US-CA-Los Angeles

Job ID: 24388
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Business & Legal Affairs
US-CA-Los Angeles

Overview

Our Team
The Business & Legal Affairs department is responsible for all legal matters related to the acquisition and pre-broadcast review of all content used worldwide by Discovery’s television networks. More specifically, this group negotiates and drafts acquisitions, commissions, co-productions and talent agreements; reviews scripts and rough cuts of programs prior to broadcast in order to minimize legal exposure; analyzes media rights associated with all programming agreements and responds to usage requests made by the company’s many lines of businesses; and provides advice and counsel on a wide array of production-related, legal issues such as guild, insurance, and rights clearances.

The Role
Discovery, LLC seeks a bright, highly motivated and client-focused individual to provide administrative support for 3-4 Executives in a high volume, fast-paced in-house Business & Legal Affairs environment.



Responsibilities

1. Provide legal administrative support to a collective group of 3-4 Executives handling contract drafting, transactional, production, litigation and other entertainment business and legal matters
2. Generate contracts from standard forms and track contracts at various stages of production/execution
3. Administer contracts and oversee process of contract execution
4. Proofread, edit, compare and redline documents and effectively navigate and operate within various computer databases relating to areas of responsibility
5. Handle inquiries from internal and external contacts and draft related correspondence
6. Provide general office support (e.g., maintain and organize files, fax, photocopy, schedule meetings and maintain supervisors’ calendars, answer telephones, log and place calls, order supplies, arrange travel itineraries, prepare expense reports and other invoices for payment)
7. Interact with Discovery business units, including senior and executive Discovery personnel, as well as external business contacts and other third parties
8. Collaborate with department managerial and administrative staff in the development of processes and procedures to increase department productivity
9. Work with and maintain confidential information
10. Perform other related administrative tasks as requested by supervisor(s)



Qualifications

* Preferred candidate will have a minimum of five years legal secretarial experience at an entertainment department of a law firm or in the business and legal affairs department of a television production or broadcast company.
* Must demonstrate a positive attitude, strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with internal and external contacts
* Display a great deal of initiative and the ability to work independently under pressure in a deadline-driven, very detail oriented environment while maintaining high standards of accuracy, composure and professionalism at all times
* Must have the ability to work with and maintain confidential information
* Flexibility in accepting new and changing responsibilities, as well as strong personal initiative and resourcefulness; taking ownership of and accountability of responsibilities
* Strong analytical skills and a basic financial knowledge
* Must have strong computer skills, including a mastery of Microsoft Office, and ability to navigate in web-based database environments
* Ability to identify, prioritize, and manage important administrative issues, multi-task and effectively prioritize work assignments in addition to handling changing priorities
* Must be comfortable with and able to complete projects assigned by manager(s) working off-site
* BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience a plus
* Must have the legal right to work in the US

Los Angeles, California, LA, CA

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI113753405

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Group Legal Administrative Assistant</b><br/><br/>US-CA-Los Angeles<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 24388<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Business & Legal Affairs<br/>US-CA-Los Angeles<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Our Team</strong><br />The Business & Legal Affairs department is responsible for all legal matters related to the acquisition and pre-broadcast review of all content used worldwide by Discoverys television networks. More specifically, this group negotiates and drafts acquisitions, commissions, co-productions and talent agreements; reviews scripts and rough cuts of programs prior to broadcast in order to minimize legal exposure; analyzes media rights associated with all programming agreements and responds to usage requests made by the companys many lines of businesses; and provides advice and counsel on a wide array of production-related, legal issues such as guild, insurance, and rights clearances.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>The Role</strong> <br />Discovery, LLC seeks a bright, highly motivated and client-focused individual to provide administrative support for 3-4 Executives in a high volume, fast-paced in-house Business & Legal Affairs environment.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Provide legal administrative support to a collective group of 3-4 Executives handling contract drafting, transactional, production, litigation and other entertainment business and legal matters <br />2. Generate contracts from standard forms and track contracts at various stages of production/execution <br />3. Administer contracts and oversee process of contract execution<br />4. Proofread, edit, compare and redline documents and effectively navigate and operate within various computer databases relating to areas of responsibility<br />5. Handle inquiries from internal and external contacts and draft related correspondence<br />6. Provide general office support (e.g., maintain and organize files, fax, photocopy, schedule meetings and maintain supervisors calendars, answer telephones, log and place calls, order supplies, arrange travel itineraries, prepare expense reports and other invoices for payment) <br />7. Interact with Discovery business units, including senior and executive Discovery personnel, as well as external business contacts and other third parties<br />8. Collaborate with department managerial and administrative staff in the development of processes and procedures to increase department productivity<br />9. Work with and maintain confidential information<br />10. Perform other related administrative tasks as requested by supervisor(s)</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* Preferred candidate will have a minimum of five years legal secretarial experience at an entertainment department of a law firm or in the business and legal affairs department of a television production or broadcast company. <br />* Must demonstrate a positive attitude, strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with internal and external contacts<br />* Display a great deal of initiative and the ability to work independently under pressure in a deadline-driven, very detail oriented environment while maintaining high standards of accuracy, composure and professionalism at all times<br />* Must have the ability to work with and maintain confidential information <br />* Flexibility in accepting new and changing responsibilities, as well as strong personal initiative and resourcefulness; taking ownership of and accountability of responsibilities<br />* Strong analytical skills and a basic financial knowledge<br />* Must have strong computer skills, including a mastery of Microsoft Office, and ability to navigate in web-based database environments<br />* Ability to identify, prioritize, and manage important administrative issues, multi-task and effectively prioritize work assignments in addition to handling changing priorities<br />* Must be comfortable with and able to complete projects assigned by manager(s) working off-site <br />* BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience a plus<br />* Must have the legal right to work in the US</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Los Angeles, California, LA, CA</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/MaGo5pH7pZr8SoMyurqRL"> <p>PI113753405</p>
Posted: 2019-09-17 Expires: 2019-10-19

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