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Internal Application: Senior Paralegal- Media Development & Production

Legal | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop seeks a Senior Paralegal to work alongside a tight knit legal team on a variety of matters including those related to television development and production.  We’re looking for an experienced, detail-oriented person with first-rate communication skills, who is eager to work as part of an in-house legal team.


The Senior Paralegal will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel.  Under the supervision of the Sesame Workshop attorneys, the Senior Paralegal will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting varying documents including talent and other services agreements
  • Meeting with clients to collect information and provide client support
  • Providing research and other assistance on various projects as needed
  • Sheparding documents through all stages of the deal from commencement to execution


  • Experience drafting, reviewing, editing and commenting to commercial contracts, involving film and television development, production, and distribution. 
  • 5+ years relevant paralegal experience working in an in-house environment required; significant experience working with film and television transactional matters is required; experience working on matters involving streaming, interactive, and digital media is strongly preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree and paralegal certification or comparable experience
  • Experience reviewing production agreements, including location agreements, appearance releases, materials release, footage licenses
  • Experience with processes to help identify and create legal, production and rights and clearance processes
  • High level understanding of guild and union agreements, working with minors and other production-related labor issues;
  • Strong knowledge of music, copyrights, trademarks, and other theories and provisions central to film, television, streaming, and interactive media
  • Strong attention to detail, commitment to quality, and passion for results
  • Excellent organization and writing skills; ability to multitask, prioritize, and problem-solve; creativity and communication skills
  • Aptitude for working as part of a team with a strong commitment to quality and passion for results; ability to communicate with internal parties at all levels and negotiate with external third parties
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to adapt quickly to new technology platforms; experience working with document management and/or workflow systems strongly preferred