Discovery Communications

Legal Executive Assistant

2 months ago
Requisition ID
US-CA-Los Angeles
Career Category
Business & Legal Affairs
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

Discovery Communications, LLC seeks a bright, highly motivated and client-focused individual to provide administrative support to two/three attorney(s)/paralegal(s)/business executive(s) in Discovery Studios, the internal production unit of Discovery Communications, LLC (“DCL”), a high volume, fast-paced in-house Business & Legal Affairs environment.


1. Provide legal administrative support to attorney(s)/paralegal(s) handling contract drafting, transactional, production, litigation and other entertainment business and legal matters
2. Generate contracts from standard forms and track contracts at various stages of production/execution
3. Administer contracts and oversee process of contract execution
4. Proofread, edit, compare and redline documents and effectively navigate and operate within various computer databases relating to areas of responsibility
5. Handle inquiries from internal and external contacts and draft related correspondence
6. Provide general office support (e.g., maintain and organize files, fax, photocopy, schedule meetings and maintain supervisors’ calendars, answer telephones, log and place calls, order supplies, prepare expense reports and oversee submission of outside counsel bills and other invoices for payment)Interact with Discovery business units, including senior and executive Discovery personnel, as well as external business contacts and other third parties
7. Collaborate with department managerial and administrative staff in the development of processes and procedures to increase department productivity
8. Work with and maintain confidential information
9. Perform other related administrative tasks as requested by supervisor(s)



* Preferred candidate will have a minimum of five years legal secretarial experience at an entertainment department of a law firm or in the business and legal affairs department of a television production or broadcast company.
* Must demonstrate a positive attitude, strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with internal and external contacts
* Candidate should display a great deal of initiative and the ability to work independently under pressure in a deadline-driven, very detail oriented environment while maintaining high standards of accuracy, composure and professionalism at all times
* Candidate must have the ability to work with and maintain confidential information
* Ideal candidate must have strong computer skills, including a mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes and Adobe Acrobat Writer and ability to navigate in web-based database environments
* Candidate must have the ability to identify, prioritize, and manage important administrative issues, multi-task and effectively prioritize work assignments in addition to handling changing priorities
* Must be comfortable with and able to complete projects assigned by manager(s) working off-site
* BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience a plus


* Must have the legal right to work in the US


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