Full Time Job

Paralegal, Legal and Business Affairs

A+E Networks

Remote / Virtual 10-19-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Work Locations: With the exception of some select roles that have in-office requirements, A+E Networks operates on a flexible model that allows for remote, hybrid or full time in office work (in certain locales).
Office locations include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Stamford, CT.
Our list of eligible states in which employees may work remotely includes: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Division Story
Our global Legal and Business Affairs department believes in the promise and power of teamwork. When we work together as a cohesive unit – supporting, involving, appreciating and respecting each other – we can elevate our company, our clients, and ourselves. At A+E Networks, we have built and developed a culture based on the principles of effective communication, collaboration, accountability and trust. These guiding principles serve as our north star as we partner and strategize with other departments across the Company to help A+E Networks achieve its goals and stay at the forefront of a highly competitive, rapidly changing industry. If you share these values and want to learn more about who we are and what we do, consider joining our team.

Job Description

Provide paralegal support to Legal & Business Affairs NY Content [BA] Team, predominantly regarding unscripted programming development, production, co-production and/or licensing, researching information and preparing memos, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under supervision of SVP & Assoc. GC, as well as other attorneys on the team:
• Draft complex programming-related agreements and/or amendments in keeping with negotiated business terms, send out to contracting party for comments, and revise as needed, all in keeping with A+E business practices as they evolve,
• Maintain tickler system for all PACed unscripted projects to ensure that all move towards completion in a timely manner (follow up on status as needed),
• Prepare and distribute memos and digests of complex programming agreements to ensure that clients are aware of key provisions (e.g., pre-existing formats, unusual revenue shares, grant/limitation of rights to A+E, talent-related provisions, etc.),
• Research questions from numerous client groups as needed (e.g., Programming, Program Strategy, Content Licensing, Accounting/Finance, Rights & Clearances),
• Cross-train with other paralegals / junior attorneys on team to grow and strengthen skill set and provide back up as needed (e.g., on marketing/sweepstakes projects, scripted agreements, releases/agreements regarding wholly-owned production subsidiary productions, vendor agreements, etc.),
• Liaise with Program Accounting and Accounts Payable as needed,
• Other tasks as assigned.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• BA, and either JD or Paralegal certificate.
• 4+ years experience working at a law firm, television network/other content provider, or production company legal department; prior drafting experience required.
• Advanced level of Microsoft Word; some knowledge of Excel.
• Highly organized, detail-orientated, strong proofreading skills, and ability to time-manage multiple tasks and take initiative.
• Candidate must be a team player who can interact with all levels of management and work cross-departmentally

Compensation
Hourly Pay Range: $33.19 - $42.60

Annual Incentive Target: 5%
*The annual/hourly pay range displayed serves as a good faith estimate of the

minimum and maximum base pay range for this role. Compensation for the role will

be based on a number of different factors such as a candidate's qualifications, skills,

competencies, location, and experience. A+E offers a competitive total compensation

package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k matching, and a range of other benefits. Learn more at aenetworks.com/careers.

A+E Networks is proud to uphold an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy also applies to all employees, consultants, and third-party workers.
A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0pvye-34-229-119-176-42 in your application.

Company Profile
A+E Networks

At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.