G/O Media is the publisher of the web's most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Jalopnik, The Root, The Onion, Takeout, and A.V. Club, and reaches over 100 million unique visitors a month—more than one-third of all Americans. We connect with the young, diverse audiences that are shaping our future. Through fearless journalism, thought provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling, we elevate the stories and issues about which our readers and viewers are most passionate.

About the Role

The G/O Media Legal Department is looking for a legal assistant interested in working in the digital media industry. Reporting to two individuals on the G/O Legal Department, and working closely with the legal team, the position will be responsible for providing administrative support and assisting with department projects. The ideal candidate is someone who is ready to roll up their sleeves to create and improve processes, maintain records, conduct legal research and coordinate communications.

Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with legal team to ensure they are meeting deadlines and completing tasks
  • Manage communications, contacts, calendar, expenses and travel for General Counsel
  • Perform administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, document preparation, redlining, document distribution, expense report preparation
  • Maintain legal files, databases and spreadsheets
  • Track legal budget and invoices and generate reports to analyze legal spend; liaise with legal vendors regarding billing
  • Monitor legal slack channels
  • Assist with onboarding of new legal vendors and with freelancer management platform (Shortlist)
  • Schedule legal seminars and guest speakers
  • Interact effectively with internal and external partners and executives including newsroom staff and vendors, outside counsel
  • Conduct documentary and on-line research
  • Create and disseminate quarterly legal bulletin
  • Draft correspondence, including DMCA takedown letters
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Serve as primary coordinator tracking documents for signature and delivery
  • Perform other related duties as requested by legal team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 6 months of legal, operations, or communications work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Outstanding organizational and time-management, and document processing skills (must love filing)
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to contribute in a fast-paced digital media environment
  • Interest in media and/or law. Media/Entertainment experience is a plus
  • Excellent written communications skills, including excellent spelling and grammar
  • High energy; congenial
  • Adept in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Familiarity with legal research, including Pacer
  • Ability to multi-task projects, manage stakeholders across the company with great organization, attention to detail, flexibility, accountability and proactivity

G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences, and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

 

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