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Warner Music Group Senior Legal Analyst in New York, New York

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything : Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.

  • Global Growth, Local Expertise : Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.

  • Innovation and Insight : Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.

  • Empowered by People : Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Senior Legal Analyst

A little bit about our team:

Responsible for the oversight, drafting and negotiation of all U.S. employment, separation, and consulting agreements; provide advice and counsel on employee relations issues, policy development and compliance with federal, state and local employment laws; and oversee training initiatives and legal intern program.

Your role:

Responsible for oversight and administration of contract approval process . Under the supervision of an attorney, draft and negotiate employment, separation and consulting agreements for the employment legal team . Independently lead, participate and/or work with team members and business partners on special projects, as needed. Knowledge of basic legal concepts as well as strong drafting skills is essential for this position.

Here you’ll get to:

Under the supervision of an attorney and/or in consultation with legal counsel performs the following:

  • Coordinate HR/business leader approval process for employment and separation agreement deals and ensure terms comply with corporate policies and practices.

  • Respond on a timely basis to inquiries from senior executives and HR team on employment matters.

  • Draft term sheets, employment agreements, offer letters, separation agreements, and consulting agreements for all US business units .

  • Review and analyze comments from outside attorneys .Make recommendations to and coordinate responses with business units in line with corporate policies and practices.

  • Maintain and track status of all open team matters (agreements, special projects, training programs, litigation).

  • Support and assist in department initiatives including document management processes and review of various company policies and practices.

  • Support the planning and execution of legal training programs and presentations.

  • Process invoices , including the creation of new vendors and coding of invoices in our financial systems.

  • Correspond with vendors and service providers to resolve outstanding invoice issues.

  • Assist team with day-to-day management of confidential employment legal files

  • Oversee and independently manage the team’s administrative tasks such as coordinating meetings, making travel arrangements, booking conference rooms and document management.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of related experience at a law firm or in-house legal department and/or other legal background/experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Highly organized with strong time-management and execution skills --must be able to track and prioritize multiple matters in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, attention to detail, and critical thinking skills

  • Exhibit the highest level of professionalism and ethics; able to handle confidential and sensitive matters with discretion and sound judgment

  • Proactive in problem-solving to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner

  • Genuine desire to learn and take the lead on assigned tasks from inception through completion

  • Able to effectively communicate and interact with employees at all levels and across business sectors, including senior executives of the company

  • Experienced working on/managing large projects

  • Enthusiastic, friendly and motivated team player who enjoys working with a wide variety of people from various professional backgrounds.

  • Interest and/or experience in the music or entertainment industry a plus

About us:

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

Salary Range

$32.00 to $42.00 hourly

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Right To Work - English.pdf

Right to Work - Spanish.pdf