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Rights & Contracts Coordinator

Legal | Hybrid in New York, NY | Temporary

Job Description

Sesame Workshop seeks a Rights & Contracts Coordinator to work alongside the legal team on a variety of matters particularly those related to rights clearances and the development, production, and distribution of television, film, and new media. We’re looking for an experienced, detail-oriented person with first-rate communication skills, who is eager to work and handle a wide array of responsibilities relating to intellectual property clearance and general production counsel matters. The Rights & Contract Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Sesame Workshop attorneys.


  • Provide support for script review and clearances in general, including maintaining a clearance handling process, liaising with internal departments, and serving as the point of contact for clearance matters and drafting and finalizing clearance agreements
  • Drafting service agreements, amendments and renewals using contract templates including those relating to music services, writing services, and performing services
  • Manage, maintain and update electronic contract management systems and monitor workflow among stakeholders including legal, finance and the business units
  • Manage and maintain the production resource database and track and organize production documentation
  • Provide administrative support including calendar management, note-taking, travel arrangements, expense reports, meeting preparation and scheduling, and preparing internal summaries and memos
  • Provide internal client support


  • Bachelor’s degree or similar experience
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States
  • Min of 2 years of experience preferably in an in-house rights clearance role in a media company (or equivalent relevant work experience)
  • Experience working in entertainment, media, and/or digital content
  • Familiarity with drafting, reviewing and editing contracts in relevant subject areas
  • Experience working with electronic document management systems such as eDocs and SharePoint
  • Ability to communicate with business and operational units to provide guidance and to gather information
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with external parties
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality work product and service to clients
  • Excellent organization, writing and time management skills, with the ability to multitask, prioritize, issue spot, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • High energy and enthusiasm, self-motivated, able to work independently and represent the Legal and Business Affairs team in a professional manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

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