The Walt Disney Company Legal PA in London, United Kingdom

We are seeking a Legal PA to join our legal team on a permanent basis.

This key role sits within the heart of the Legal team which supports Disney’s Media Distribution activity. The Legal PA will join an existing team of Administrators who handle the large number of contracts produced by Media Distribution annually and will be responsible for providing secretarial/office management support to the senior lawyers in the Legal team as well as the administration of a very high volume of programme distribution agreements.

The Department

Media Distribution looks after the development and implementation of commercial strategies for the linear TV and digital distribution of The Walt Disney Company’s channels and content.

In the UK, the team works with local broadcast and digital partners such as BSkyB, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to name a few – to bring compelling and creative Disney-branded and non-branded entertainment to viewers via a variety of platforms, including the launch of ABC Studios series, such as Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

The Role

Key responsibilities include:

Contract Administration

  • Arranging for the execution of agreements and amendments etc, including chasing for signature

  • Managing the electronic storage and circulation of copy contracts, including scanning and uploading original copies into relevant databases

  • Assist with contract and related enquiries from clients and internal departments

Databases

  • Updating databases with all contractual information and relevant dates, electronic copies of executed contracts and status reports of outstanding agreements

Executive Assistance

  • Occasional diary management

  • Fielding and managing phone calls and answering queries, where possible

  • Ad hoc document preparation and office management

  • Work closely with the Executive Assistant to Head of Legal to ensure team is supported

Other General Activities

  • Work effectively with departmental colleagues on a cross-functional and cross-territory basis

  • Adhere to defined Disney Media Distribution business processes and best practice

  • Develop knowledge of the product slate, distribution media and the territory environment

About You

Suitable candidates will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of contract administration preferable

  • Training and experience in contract law beneficial

  • Exec PA experience preferable

  • Excellent Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and database skills essential

  • Experience of working in legal environment (law firm or in-house department) beneficial

  • SAP experience desirable

  • Experience with handling confidential and sensitive information

  • Graduate preferred

Discover a unique opportunity to grow your skills and advance your career with a company that’s driven by the passion and imagination of its people.

Imagine the stories you can be a part of…

Right to work

Please note that all of our UK based roles require you to have the existing right to work in the UK.

Job ID: 477616BR

Location: London,United Kingdom

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)