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Paralegal

Legal | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is seeking a Paralegal to work in-house on a variety of matters, including those related to independent contractor and short term employee agreements, digital and consumer product licensing, and music rights issues.  We’re looking for a detail-oriented person with first-rate communication skills, who is eager to work as part of an in-house legal team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The candidate will work both independently and in collaboration with Sesame Workshop’s attorneys to:

  • Draft a variety of contracts and other legal documents, reviewing with attorneys as needed
  • Meet with clients to collect information and provide client support
  • Gather and analyze information to complete tasks, including conducting background research on contract terms, potential business partners and other elements of legal department work

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Paralegal certification; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience as a paralegal
  • Substantive experience drafting and reviewing contracts and working with clients
  • Prior in-house experience required with media and/or licensing business, along with familiarity with copyright and trademark law.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate externally with third parties
  • Excellent organization and writing skills, ability to multi-task, and professional judgement required
  • Aptitude for working as part of a team with a strong commitment to quality and passion for results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 necessary, as well as an ability to adapt to new technology platforms. Experience working with document management and/or workflow systems strongly preferred.