Overview

Job Location:
New York

Work Locations: With the exception of some select roles that have in-office requirements, A+E Networks operates on a flexible model that allows for remote, hybrid or full time in office work (in certain locales).

Office locations include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Stamford, CT.

Our list of eligible states in which employees may work remotely includes: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

Division Story

Our global Legal and Business Affairs department believes in the promise and power of teamwork. When we work together as a cohesive unit – supporting, involving, appreciating and respecting each other – we can elevate our company, our clients, and ourselves. At A+E Networks, we have built and developed a culture based on the principles of effective communication, collaboration, accountability and trust. These guiding principles serve as our north star as we partner and strategize with other departments across the Company to help A+E Networks achieve its goals and stay at the forefront of a highly competitive, rapidly changing industry. If you share these values and want to learn more about who we are and what we do, consider joining our team.

Job Description

L&BA is seeking a bright and detailed-oriented individual to join the Legal Operations team as a Legal Operations Specialist.  Legal Operations focuses on incorporating technology into L&BA practices to drive efficiency and accountability, measure financial success, and align with our business partners, all while promoting a collaborative culture.  

As the Legal Operations Specialist, you will work closely with all members of L&BA, including a select number of senior executives, as well as business partners at all levels of the company.  As a generalist, you also will support the management of various projects and programs across the full range of subject matters supported by L&BA.  You must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs, and to identify proactively new areas of opportunity for L&BA.

MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Legal Operations

  • Partner closely with Technology in managing its priorities and implementations impacting L&BA.
  • Help evaluate existing business processes throughout L&BA and explore and research new applications to build upon L&BA’s capabilities and create efficiencies and cost savings.
  • Draft informational updates on various projects to relevant stakeholders and appropriate audiences on a regular cadence.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for operational and technology related project requests.
  • Program Management: Assist with business requirements, gathering, build out, and integration of a contract management solution.
  • Information Governance Support: Provide support in fine-tuning existing and new retention policies (data, records, content) and in supporting Technology, Office Services & Facilities, and Broadcast Operations in their implementation.
  • Social Responsibility: Find creative ways to galvanize, communicate, and foster participation of various volunteer service, pro bono initiatives, and charitable opportunities curated and launched by L&BA’s Social Responsibility Committee.
  • L&BA Optimization: Support Legal Operations in cultivating balanced, driven, high-impact teams within L&BA, and fostering a positive and engaged culture through skills development.
  • Become the subject matter expert in various legal system solutions (e.g., eDocs, HotDocs, Airtable, DocuSign, Jaggear, etc.), and design and conduct system trainings utilizing Workday Learning Management System.
  • Assist with implementing a Legal Operations intranet page and rolling out an L&BA Directory.
  • Manage all L&BA subscriptions (PLI, MLRC, Law360, etc.), including coordinating renewal negotiations, organizing L&BA rosters, and conducting trainings for L&BA users. 

Litigation Support

  • Provide research support, as needed, for Matter Management in Litigation (e.g., lawsuits, claims, subpoenas, governmental inquiries, unsolicited submissions, levies, etc.).

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assist several L&BA senior executives with scheduling, travel arrangements, travel and expense reimbursement, etc.  Help manage L&BA departmental communications. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

On our team, you'll have the opportunity to practice the principles of effective communication, collaboration, accountability, and trust with every member within L&BA in everything that we do.  This role will help build an effective and efficient L&BA that supports the many different divisions of A+E Networks.  You will be encouraged to discuss and debate issues respectfully, and brainstorm and provide creative solutions that meet L&BA’s needs.  You will find that the team is highly engaged, cooperative, and motivated to work together and support one another in their respective roles.

YOUR STORY:

  • Must have bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in a relevant field, such as data analytics, business administration, legal studies or information technology, along with the one of the following trainings: legal operations or ABA-approved paralegal training.
  • Minimum 1 year experience with legal project operations and management; or minimum 2 year experience working as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant or Executive Assistant in a law department of a government agency, in-house legal or business affairs department of a television, publishing, music or media company the size/activity level of A+E.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required to be a successful team player.  Must be able to work cross-functionally, interacting with all levels of management, across departments, and outside counsel.
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize.
  • Experience developing forms, processes, and policies.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; efficiently plan, organize and prioritize time managing multiple deadlines, and easily flex to changing priorities.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and research skills.
  • Resourceful and willing to take initiative on anticipating future needs and propose solutions.
  • Maturity and good judgment is “a must” since this role deals with confidential matters regularly.  
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Forms, etc.) and other productivity tools.
  • Technology proficiency using eDocs, HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat Pro X, Airtable, Jaggear, Concur, Project Management tools, a plus.

Compensation

Hourly Pay Range: $35.97 – $44.84

Annual Incentive Target: 5%

 

The annual/hourly pay range displayed serves as a good faith estimate of the

minimum and maximum base pay range for this role. Compensation for the role will

be based on a number of different factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills,

competencies, location, and experience. A+E offers a competitive total compensation

package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k matching, and a range of other benefits. Learn more at aenetworks.com/careers.

 

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