Full Time Job

Contract Administrator - Original Animation, Business and Legal Affairs


Los Angeles, CA 06-02-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

With over 160 million subscribers enjoying great content in over 190 countries, it is an exciting time to work at Netflix. Our efforts have brought Netflix to virtually all countries around the globe, and we are excited to bring even more of our Originals programming to our viewers everywhere. We are looking for a Contract Administrator to join our growing Original Animation Business and Legal Affairs team.

Responsibilities will include:
• ​Proactively review and evaluate the contractual ​financial ​obligations in agreements and deal memos for above-the-line talent (actors, writers, producers, executive producers, directors, etc.)
• ​Prepare payment authorizations and payment schedules for above-the-line talent deals, and facilitate timely and accurate payments as they come due
• Act as internal ​and external ​point-of-contact​ for payment-related questions
• Ensure above-the-line payroll start paperwork is received, complete​ and accurate
• Upload documents and enter contract terms into a contract tracking tool and ensure integrity of the information from inception and negotiation, through execution, payments and satisfaction of future obligations
• Track contractual obligations related to original content developed and produced by the Original Animation team, partner studios and licensors, including payments, writing steps, options and renewals
• Work with contracts administration and contract management team members to improve current workflows and best practices to improve the operational effectiveness of the Original Animation Business and Legal Affairs team
• Assist in testing​ new technologies that provide the next generation of ​contract administration and management tools and determine how and when to best incorporate into the contract tracking and payments workflow
• Ad hoc contract administration and/or contract management projects as requested
• Experience and skills required:
• Candidates must have 1-3 years of experience in production payroll, business affairs, legal or contract administration at a major studio
• Familiarity with the payroll process and above-the-line union labor agreements for film and/or television projects
• Knowledge and comfort with software systems in a legal environment such as deal management, document management, contract management, e-signature and e-billing/matter management
• Ability to ​read and ​understand ​legal contracts ​and articulate issues using​ creative, production or financial context
• Ability to work well cross-functionally with multiple internal groups
• Strong organizational and time-management skills
• Animation contract administration experience preferred

The ideal candidate will also possess the following:
• Good judgment and strong critical thinking skills;
• Curiosity and a willingness to tackle matters outside their area of expertise;
• Ability to think practically and be solution-oriented;
• Strong analytical (strategic and creative) capabilities and judgment;
• Ability to embrace change, be adaptable and open to new ideas;
• Ability to embrace and advocate cultural diversity; and
• Passion for animation.