The Walt Disney Company Paralegal Specialist (PH) in Burbank, California

At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

Disney Music Group seeks an experienced paralegal with strong understanding of complex music agreements in support of worldwide sales of audio and video products released by the DMG. The employee will locate and review contracts and other legal documents to uncover relevant detail, analyze and interpret agreements, organize and catalog those materials and clearly communicate information relevant to the agreement. The employee will work closely with the business and legal affairs, music publishing, royalties and finance teams.

This is a Project Hire role, with an employment duration of 12 months as an employee, but with a set end date.

Responsibilities :

  • Review royalties reports and prioritize contract review process, including, defining a process to quickly and efficiently resolve all issues and track progress

  • Locate physical and electronic agreements and other legal documentation relevant to this project, in archives and across the company

  • Review legal agreements and contracts for royalty and rights information

  • Interpret and reconcile information and data, to provide recommendations to upper management to resolve any outstanding issues

  • Liaise with Royalties, Music Publishing Administration and other internal stakeholders for research and data interpretation purposes

  • Participate in regular meetings to review key progress indicators to ensure we are meeting our monthly objectives

  • Complete other duties as may be directed by DMG from time to time

Basic Qualifications :

  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years of relevant experience in the music industry

  • Experience with music contracts, custom and practice is a must

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task and think strategically in solving problems

  • Strong understanding of spreadsheet and database programs

  • Resilience to work within a complex organization and find creative solutions

  • Willingness to be proactive and work independently

  • Strong project management

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and completely, both orally and in writing and to be able to translate that information to computer systems

  • Must be a team player, willing to work closely and in concert with our royalties team and other partners as necessary

  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and efficiently with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous priorities

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Paralegal certification and formal experience

Required Education :

  • College Degree

Company Overview :

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Studios, an equal opportunity employer.


Job ID: 529008BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment