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Associate Paralegal

Posted Jun 26
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

How we LEAD:

Bravado International Group develops and markets high-quality music merchandise to a worldwide audience. The company works closely with new and established entertainment clients, creating innovative products carefully tailored to each artist or brand. Products are sold on live tours, via selected retail outlets, and directly to consumers via ecommerce. Bravado also licenses rights to an extensive network of third-party licensees around the world. Under the Universal Music Group umbrella, Bravado is able to leverage a global sales and distribution network from the world’s largest record company, as well as the group’s significant marketing strength.

We are currently seeking an accomplished Paralegal to support the busy and dynamic Business & Legal Affairs department of UMG’s merchandising division. The ideal candidate easily wears multiple hats, and is detail-oriented, energetic, and highly organized. We are seeking an ambitious, quick learner who loves building relationships and can grasp ‘the big picture’ behind any project. This role requires exceptional attention to detail, great organizational skills, and the ability to meet critical deadlines while calmly juggling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.  A high level of personal integrity, discretion in handling confidential information, and professionalism in dealing with executives inside and outside the company is essential.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, creative, adaptable, have solid experience in effectively supporting an executive team within a corporate Business & Legal Affairs environment, and have an innate love of music and the creative arts.


How you’ll CREATE:

  • Assist supervisor and legal team with administrative duties

  • Prepare first drafts of contracts and documents from existing templates 

  • Review third party comments on such contracts and documents for supervisor signoff

  • Prepare said documents for signature – once signed, save and process in accordance with department protocol

  • Keep track of status updates in existing tracking systems (, internal spreadsheets)

  • Data entry, file organization, DocuSign

  • Provide reporting and updates to legal team from existing tracking systems


Bring your VIBE:

  • 4-year college degree

  • At least two years proven work experience as a Paralegal, Contract Administrator, Contract Manager, or Administrator

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exhibit a professional demeanor and good judgment

  • Follow up on assignments until completion

  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is resourceful; takes ownership of tasks and projects

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to interact with outside attorneys and executive management

  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments; work well under pressure

  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively

  • Extremely detail-oriented, with an ability to spot errors

  • Familiarity with Apple computers and software, mastery of Microsoft suite, DocuSign, and Preview/Adobe,

  • Solid research, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Organizes own work, coordinating projects, setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction

  • Dedicated team player

  • Knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts

  • Familiarity with copyright and trademark laws

  • Familiarity with brand licensing and royalty accounting procedures

  • Music industry knowledge

  • Paralegal certificate a plus

  • Software for consumer product licensing (DRM, MediaBox, etc.)


Perks Playlist:

  • Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:

      • 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services

      • Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)

      • A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants

      • Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

      • 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation


  • Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:

      • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees

      • 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees

      • 2-weeks paid Winter Break

      • 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)

      • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

      • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent


Check out our full overview of benefits on the Perks Playlist page of the career site.


Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an E-Verify employer in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.


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Salary Range:

$36,017 - $95,793


The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.  All candidates are encouraged to apply.