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Paralegal, Business Affairs

Company: Carat
Location: Southfield
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Carat Content helps brands reach and deepen their connections with consumers, in a world where the points of connection, engagement and transaction are converging around content. With a specialty in combining the art of storytelling with media science and research, we design meaningful and relevant branded content solutions that deepen consumer identification and brand loyalty. Sitting within Carat, in partnership with the Carat Media Strategy, Planning, Investment and Insights teams, Carat Content maximizes and leverages brand spending and media-led content with publishers, through the lens of a content strategy.

Job Description

Carat Content is looking for a unique person to support the team within the Detroit Carat Office and across the General Motors division teams. This person will report to the SVP, Director and must have strong legal knowledge, good contractual negotiation skills and the capacity to manage an extensive workload.

Areas Of Responsibility
Provide day-to-day business and legal affairs services for GM branded entertainment, with a focus on integrations, original development and production
Drafting and negotiating a specific type of contract called a Media Integration Agreement ('MIA") on behalf of our client. This requires a strong knowledge of contractual basics, an understanding of the business terms that constitute the creative project as well as an ability to foresee what could potentially go wrong when reviewing/accepting the counterpart's redlines to the MIA. This also includes the necessity to anticipate how our client's legal counsel would view said deviations.
This position has experience in Programming, Talent, Publicity, Music & Media Licensing, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, Pre-Broadcast Content Review, Intellectual Property
Reviewing and approving legal contracts for execution; leading and/or engaging in strategic deal discussions and researching relevant business and legal issues
Providing risk assessment for production-related matters; advising and communicating with the team
Maintain regular communication with the Carat Content team as they will need to be briefed on any redlines that affect the business points of the agreement and provide their input (e.g Right of First Refusal, Exclusivity, deliverables etc.).
Keep timelines and maximize efficiency by reaching out to Carat Content team and/or counterpart's legal counsel to follow-up on redlines and schedule a call when necessary. This will also require being able to explain legal language and our position during the negotiations in a helpful, precise and concise manner.
Performing other day-to-day business and legal affairs-related tasks
Keep multiple spreadsheets of different important actions/steps within the contractual process for tracking purposes.
Prepare, send and track non-media purchasing documents for projects that include production fees in excess of $20K;
Track all non-media purchasing requests in an excel spreadsheet;
Obtain monthly timesheet reports for the team and track/present information to supervisors;
Assist the team as needed on legal questions and seek help from the Compliance Team and/or Carat Legal when needed.

Qualifications
Ability to read/understand a contract and its basics (e.g formation of a contract, indemnification, force majeure, cancellation language etc.);
Ability to negotiate a contract and to lead the final stages of a negotiation on a conference call, if necessary;
Ability to work under pressure and remain calm and efficient, manage considerable workloads and keep multiple deadlines;
Ability to work within a team but also to work independently;
Have a positive attitude, remain available to help the team and keep a sense of humor;
Be resourceful and take initiative when facing issues (it's also important to know how to ask for help);
Ability to track, extrapolate and present important information via multiple spreadsheets (similar to a contract docket, timesheets etc.);
Must be able to keep information confidential.

Additional Information

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact recruiting@dentsuaegis.com if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

Keywords: Carat, Southfield , Paralegal, Business Affairs, Legal , Southfield, Michigan

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