Legal Assistant

New York

About the Company

Gizmodo Media Group is the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel and Jalopnik.  As a part of Fusion Media Group (FMG) they join a collection of digital-first properties including The Onion, The AV Club, FUSION.net, The Root, and Clickhole to reach 70MM unique visitors a month — more than one third of all Americans.

About the Role

The Gizmodo Media Group Legal Department is looking for an assistant!  We’d like to hire someone with a great interest in the work of the company, who is looking forward to being part of a diverse team, and is smart, motivated, and looking to learn about the media and/or legal world.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide administrative support to two lawyers at a busy digital media company
  • Effectively communicate with journalists, business staff, outside counsel
  • Conduct documentary and on-line research
  • Maintain extensive files
  • Draft correspondence, including DMCA takedown letters
  • Maintain Chron file for General Counsel
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Maintain and update inventories of contact details
  • Maintain GC’s calendar and schedule meetings, etc.
  • Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and provide timely reminders

Requirements

  • Interest in media, law, or some combination
  • Adept in Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Familiarity with legal research, including Pacer, helpful but not required
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management, and document processing skills (must love filing)
  • Ability to multitask and being comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
  • High Energy; congenial

 

We thrive on diversity of thought and welcome candidates of all backgrounds to offer unique perspective and skills! 

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