Legal Assistant

The Job

HBO, the world-s premiere premium entertainment service, seeks an exceptional Legal Assistant to provide outstanding support to a Senior Counsel and Director, Legal Affairs, West Coast Original Programming. The Senior Counsel and Director are part of a team handling a wide variety of legal matters related to the development and production of HBO-s award-winning Original Series and Films. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively in a fast-paced, exciting entertainment environment with the department-s attorneys, paralegals and assistants, colleagues across HBO and our productions, as well as talent representatives.

The Daily

  • Providing a professional, warm and resourceful telephone presence; placing, receiving and troubleshooting calls for direct supervisors; and providing backup telephone support for the department
  • Scheduling and organizing meetings, making travel arrangements, managing calendar and general assistance as required
  • Preparing, proofreading and redlining legal documents, including drafting contracts and correspondence
  • Processing, sending, distributing mail
  • Maintaining development, production and other legal files, and keep project filing current
  • Following up on outstanding contracts, processing and distributing documents and updating reports
  • Timely preparation and processing of expense reports, outside counsel bills, and ordering supplies
  • Providing backup support to other assistants within the department
  • Miscellaneous departmental tasks
  • Overtime may be required

The Essentials

  • Bachelor-s Degree preferred, but not required, plus a minimum of 5+ years in an entertainment law firm, studio, network, legal, or business affairs department
  • Professional demeanor and ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Strong time management skills (proven abilities to prioritize tasks, multitask, meet deadlines, work independently, proactively,and reliably)
  • Ability to build and maintain business relationships and be calm and flexible under pressure and amidst changing priorities
  • A fun, can-do, cheerful, collaborative attitude
  • Tech-savvy individual, with extensive experience in all Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), PDFs, scanning, etc.
  • Effective organizational skills required, strong attention to detail, excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills and emotional intelligence are essential

Requisition #

Area of Interest

Cable/Broadcast Television Networks, Film Production and Distribution, Television Program Production and Distribution

United States - California - Santa Monica

Position Type
Full Time

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