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Senior Corporate Paralegal

Legal | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop seeks a Senior Paralegal to join our legal and business affairs team. The Senior Paralegal will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel and work under the supervision of Sesame Workshop attorneys. The Senior Paralegal will have responsibility for contract drafting, document management, and state charity filings. We’re looking for an experienced, self-motivated person with first-rate communication skills and the ability to work independently as part of an in-house legal team.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Draft contracts, amendments and renewals (using templates) and letters, authorizations and other legal documents
  • Review, negotiate and revise third party contracts
  • Contracts cover a broad variety of subject areas with an emphasis on independent contractor agreements, service agreements and license agreements
  • Independent contractor and third-party agreements include contracts with consultants, vendors and service providers such as creative contributors, software developers, researchers and technology providers
  • License agreements include print and e-book publishing, apps and content distribution agreements
  • Collect and process supporting documents from vendors and contractors such as W-9 forms, affidavits and certificates of incorporation
  • Manage, maintain and update electronic contract management system for requesting contracts and monitoring workflow among stakeholders including legal, finance and the business units
  • Manage, maintain and update library of templates, forms and clauses
  • Work with outside counsel to facilitate state charity filings including handling all internal logistics and approvals
  • Assist in maintaining corporate documents such as minute books and corporate records for affiliates

  

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Paralegal certification or comparable experience
  • 5+ years relevant paralegal experience working in an in-house environment required 
  • Substantive experience drafting, reviewing and editing contracts in relevant subject areas
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • 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 and writing skills
  • Experience working with and assessing electronic contract workflow systems
  • Experience working with electronic document management systems such as eDocs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Notary Public


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

ABOUT SESAME WORKSHOP

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches over 150 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. The Workshop’s research-based programs are delivered through multiple platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement and are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.