Job ID 10052339
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands / Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands
Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Date posted Sep. 14, 2023
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 worldclass stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s 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.
It is TWDC’s belief and culture that Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is key to creating world-class entertainment and experiences that reflect our audiences around the world. Disney managers are responsible for assessing new talent and making hiring decisions and will have an opportunity to make a significant and positive impact in ensuring our hiring practices are truly inclusive, and equitable recruitment practices are key to our success.
Disney+ is The Walt Disney Company’s new Direct to Consumer (DTC) video entertainment service targeted to families and fans of our iconic content and brands. The service consists of long form and short form video built around six key content brands (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars National Geographic and Star), with an appealing and easy to use interface accessed across multiple platforms including TVs, mobile devices, and gaming consoles.
The launch of the Star brand in February 2021 further expanded our DTC business in EMEA to include a new general entertainment offering. Star features a wide range of exclusive new original and library TV series and movies from our portfolio of studios including ABC Studios, Fox Television, FX, Freeform, 20th Century Studios and Searchlight, as well as local acquisitions and forthcoming local original series.
Disney is seeking a qualified paralegal on a full-time basis to fulfil the position of Paralegal Benelux, Nordics & Baltics (based in Amsterdam). This role will be reporting to the Principal Counsel Benelux, Nordics & Baltics.
Act as assistant, contract manager and paralegal to the Legal team for Benelux, Nordics & Baltics.
Responsible for contract signature, archiving and digital filing of agreements, the relevant workflows and procedures, and the streamlining, awareness and full compliance therewith.
Responsible for up-to-date and structured (regional) folders on the Legal database.
Carry out legal research.
Assist legal counsels on corporate governance matters concerning Disney entities and joint ventures.
Assist legal counsels on compliance matters concerning Disney entities and joint ventures.
Coordination with the paralegals and legal counsels of Disney (based abroad).
Relevant education at level Higher Professional Education
Experience within (international) company and/or law firm, but candidates outside this range will be considered if they can demonstrate the relevant competencies.
Excellent skills in (legal) writing.
First-rate social skills in operating within complex creative-driven environments.
Exceptional communication skills.
Proactive problem-solving skills.
Ability to juggle competing priorities on a daily basis.
Ability to build relationships and be effective across many different cultures and in a variety of working environments.
Ability to act independently.
Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.
The Walt Disney Company Benelux BV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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.