Starz EntertainmentBeverly Hills, CA
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Full Time Job
The Legal Assistant will provide general office support services to the Legal Team in the Original Programming business units. Duties will be task and/or project based.
• Screen incoming calls and correspondence and respond independently when possible.
• Maintain file index, filing systems and all computer files.
• Handle confidential details and perform, monitor and complete administrative projects and functions.
• Be responsible for preparation and delivery of contract drafts, circulation of revised drafts and executed agreements to employees and their representatives.
• Draft cover letters and correspondence.
• Circulate development and production contracts to opposing party representatives, as well as all internal and external execution of all acquisitions and production contracts.
• Draft form documents and cover letters, handle word processing and prepare redlines.
• Review comments made by opposing counsel to form documents.
• Process and reconcile expense reports.
• Coordinate and arrange internal and external meetings.
• Maintain internal and external communication and workflow.
• Exercise independent problem-solving techniques to resolve administrative problems.
• Maintain filing systems.
• Additional duties and projects as assigned
Education, Knowledge, and Experience:
• BS/BA degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of two years' experience in office administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Outstanding communication (both written and verbal) and professional phone demeanor.
• Recognition of organizational policies, procedures, and office management techniques.
• Awareness of varying computer systems and applications.
• Ability to apply policies and procedures to solve everyday issues.
• Capacity to multi-task, exercise initiative, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Organizational skills to establish priorities and coordinate work activities.
• Ability to work in conjunction with the company managers and employees.
• Proficiency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
• Capability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Familiarity with writing routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to speak effectively before employees of the organization.
• Judgment to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Proficiency to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
• Must be able to work overtime as needed (occasional evening).
• Knowledge of and interest in movie, television, animation or cable industry a plus.