Full Time Job

Business Affairs Assistant


New York, NY 09-28-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Business Affairs Assistant (Literary)

The WME Business Affairs group supports the agents at WME by utilizing the law, contracts and business judgment to help agents make the best deals for their clients. We also manage contractual relationships between the company and its clients, and advise company executives in effectively balancing business and legal risks.

Roles & Responsibilities

We are looking for a qualified candidate to provide administrative/contract assistance for a Business Affairs attorney supporting our Literary agents in New York. Experience in an in-house corporate legal department or transactional (as opposed to litigation) law firm is a plus, as is entertainment industry experience. Must be detail-oriented, personable and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Primary responsibilities include:
• Heavy contract administration
• Administrative duties (manage expenses; coordinate calls and meetings; organize travel)
• Interaction with agents, agency clients and internal/external executives
• Organizing and maintaining files and deal logs
• Other duties as assigned

• Administrative experience supporting an executive strongly preferred
• Interest in entertainment law a plus
• Exceptional oral and written communications
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Exceptional grammar and proofreading skills
• Ability to work with all levels of employees and clients
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Detail-oriented, proactive and accountable; problem-solving skills a must
• Ability to handle multiple assignments and deadlines with accuracy
• Upbeat temperament, flexibility and adaptability as new responsibilities are assigned

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.