Job Title:  Assistant, Legal

Department:  Business and Legal Affairs
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Legal Assistant will provide legal administrative support for the head of the television legal affairs and other attorneys in the department and general support to other members within the department.

Responsibilities

•    Screen incoming calls and correspondence 
•    Manage calendars including the coordination of internal and external meetings and conference/WebEx calls
•    Process and reconcile expense reports and invoices
•    Maintain legal filing systems and digital file database
•    Handle word processing and data entry
•    Tracking agreements and following up for signature 
•    Circulate signed agreements to internal distribution and outside reps and attorneys
•    Maintain status reports 
•    Schedule travel
•    Maintain up to date industry contacts
•    Manage office supplies for direct reports
•    Drafting, proofreading and redlining legal agreements commensurate with experience
•    Additional duties and projects as assigned
 

Qualifications & Skills

•    BS/BA degree preferred or equivalent work experience 
•    Minimum of four years’ experience in legal office administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Outstanding communication (both written and verbal) and professional phone demeanor
•    Proficiency in MS Office Suite (incl. Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Outlook, Adobe Acrobat DC, DocuSign, SAP Concur, and television production computer applications
•    Ability to work in fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects
•    Organizational skills to establish priorities and coordinate work activities
•    Ability to handle confidential details and perform, monitor, and complete administrative projects and functions 
•    Capacity to multi-task and exercise initiative and strong decision-making skills
•    Maintain internal and external communication and workflow
•    Exercise independent problem-solving techniques to resolve administrative problems
•    Knowledge of and interest in media industry and television production
•    Ability to draft, proofread and redline legal agreements
•    JD
 

About Starz

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.
 
Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  
 

Our Benefits

•    Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
•    Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
•    401(k) company matching
•    Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)
 

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  


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