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Secretary III, Corporate Legal

Walt Disney Studios
Burbank, CA 91502
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Secretary III, Corporate Legal

Job ID 714162BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Oct. 30, 2019

Job Summary:

Do you have deep experience supporting a very high-level executive? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Can you interact with the most senior levels of management? If youre nodding your head, then a Senior Executive Support Professional position in the Corporate Legal Department at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

Our Senior Executive Support Professionals are highly respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. Youd be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that protects and advises on the companys Intellectual Property matters for all of the business areas including Media Networks, Parks Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment, and Direct-To-Consumer and International, oversees the legal team for Walt Disney Television (which includes the ABC, Freeform, FX, National Geographic, and Disney Channel networks, our local channels, ABC News, and our television studios), and administers the Legal Operations and the Records and Information Management (RIM) programs around the world. This is a role where you would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us apply today!

This position currently reports to three executives, including Deputy General Counsel, VP Legal Operations & RIM, and Director, Trademark Administration. Through these roles, we protect some of the worlds most famous intellectual property and provide legal counsel on important and high-profile matters facing The Walt Disney Company globally. In addition, we run the Legal Operations and RIM programs, supporting the companys legal practice around the world, as well as managing the enterprise RIM policies and practices.


This role will assist these executives in their day-to-day workings. It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning, numerous phone messages, and endless calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people. The relationships you form with the executives that you support are absolutely critical, because thats what enables you to become a true partner. In addition to understanding your executives business -- and business needs -- inside and out, youll also need deep knowledge of the leadership and workings of Corporate Legal and Walt Disney Television and of related departments across the Disney enterprise. As the face of your executives within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a key component to its success. Every day as an Executive Support Professional is different! On any given day you might:
  • Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels;
  • Interface directly with other senior executives and their support teams your ability to work well with people on all levels is a very important part of your job;
  • Review your leaders schedule to build-in time for things like thinking and traveling to their next meeting;
  • Create a tickler or follow-up folder to assist your leaders task management;
  • Understand the days priorities so that you can be strategic about how you direct phone calls;
  • Schedule conference rooms, meetings and video chats;
  • Be ready to throw the entire schedule out the door when an emergency comes up, then pick it up again when the dust settles;
  • Handle extremely confidential, sensitive information, remembering that Disney is a publicly traded company and your leaders handle very sensitive matters on a regular basis;
  • Draft letters and emails on behalf of your leaders;
  • Assist with on-boarding new employees youll be the friendly face that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including some who are extremely senior in the organization;
  • Manage large purchase orders and vendor contracts;
  • Mentor and train other support professionals in hard skills like computer programs, and soft skills like teamwork;
  • Plan large events like off-sites, Disney Women Lawyers events, and team-building activities; and
  • Exemplify the professionalism and ethical judgment necessary to be a member of the Disney Legal Department.

Basic Qualifications:

Heres what you will need to be successful in this role:
  • At least 7 years supporting a Vice President, Senior Law Firm partner, and/or equivalent experience;
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including flawless grammar and a rich vocabulary;
  • Desire to immerse yourself fully and learn all aspects of your executives business;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables;
  • Experience with terminology and functions necessary for a legal department;
  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment, as well as mastery of Microsoft Office programs, SAP, Confluence, Concur, Legal Tracker, NetDocuments, and working in a Windows environment;
  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected;
  • EQ skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you;
  • Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information;
  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked;
  • Some flexibility in your schedule we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed;
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail; and
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

It would be great if you also had these skills:
  • Experience at The Walt Disney Company; and
  • Experience working in a large public corporation.

Required Education

Education is important to us, here is what we are looking for:
  • Required-Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • Preferred-Masters degree

Additional Information:

Some of the perks we offer include:
  • Paid time off, 401K participation, a retirement savings plan, discounts on a wide variety of offerings, medical/dental/vision insurance and educational reimbursement-just to name a few!


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Companys powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, youll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disneys stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.


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Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-12-12

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