Administrator, Legal & Contract

Legal New York, New York Req. R0005734


Bravado International Group is the only global, 360-degree full-service merchandise company, develops and markets high-quality licensed merchandise to a world-wide audience. The company works closely with new and established entertainment clients, creating innovative products carefully tailored to each artist or brand. Product is sold on live tours, via selected retail outlets and through Web-based stores. Bravado also licenses rights to an extensive network of third-party licensees around the world. The company maintains offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney. 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.

How you’ll LEAD:

We are currently seeking an accomplished legal/contract administrator 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, and have solid experience in effectively supporting an executive team within a corporate Business & Legal Affairs environment.

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Draft and review licensing-related contracts and documents
  • Maintain data within contract databases
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and organized system of digital records
  • Provide reports on terms, recoupment, etc. to executives and sales team
  • Enter royalties into licensing accounting database
  • Legal research and memo drafting
  • Draft legal correspondence for attorney review
  • Summarize legal issues and prepare reports for attorney review
  • Trademark and copyright registration research
  • Ensure all deadlines and conditions described on contracts are met
  • Royalty compliance exercises
  • Work with accounting department to track and communicate reporting delinquencies timely to licensees and legal as appropriate.
  • Maintain licensee lists 
  • Be or become a DSI/DRM systems super-user 
  • Assist with trade show preparation and coordination, with possibility of attendance as needed
  • Assist supervisor with admin duties, expense reports, and scheduling

Bring your VIBE:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; extremely detail oriented
  • 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 multi-task and prioritize multiple assignments; work well under pressure
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • College degree, paralegal certificate preferred
  • At least two years proven work experience as a Paralegal, Contract Administrator, Contract Manager, or relevant role
  • Knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts
  • Familiarity with brand licensing and accounting procedures
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Extremely detail-oriented, with an ability to spot errors
  • Familiarity with Apple computers and software, mastery of Word, Excel, and Preview/Adobe, familiarity with USPTO and US Copyright databases
  • Self-starter who can work independently with good judgment
  • 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
  • Music industry knowledge a plus

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan with company matching
  • Flexible Paid Time Off plus Paid Holidays, 2 week “Winter Break” & Wellness Fridays (year-round)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement (after 12 months of service)
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program (for you and your loved ones
  • Annual Well-Being Allowance which includes Fitness, Travel, Home Enhancements, Nutrition, and Spa Treatment Reimbursements

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All UMG employees are currently required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test before entering any Company offices unless they have been approved for an exemption or unless prohibited by applicable law.

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