Job title: Legal and Compliance Associate
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Legal
Expertise: Legal
Salary type: Annual
Location: Wellington, NZ
Job published: 01-10-2021
Job ID: 39817

Job Description

Are you passionate about the film industry?

Confident with making decisions on the spot?

Have some exposure to the media, tech, or visual effects industry?

Weta Digital is the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation, attracting talent, partners, and clients that seek to push what is possible in pursuit of their artistic vision.  Along the way, our ground-breaking work has earned six visual effects Academy Awards®, 12 Academy Sci-Tech Awards and six visual effects BAFTA Awards in addition to the 34 Visual Effects Society Awards awarded to us by our peers. 

Based in Wellington, New Zealand. We are best known for our work on The Lord of the RingsAvatar and the Planet of the Apes franchise.  We've recently finished work on a number of projects including Mr Corman, The Green Knight and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding lawyer to be part of our creative team!

This is a newly created sole legal role reporting to the Head of Business Affairs who is based in New York. You will serve as an in-house advisor to Weta’s management and share accountability for legal compliance and contract quality.

The successful candidate will be a diligent, pragmatic, proactive and passionate individual with excellent business judgment and critical thinking, and with the ability to work independently.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • preparing contracts and agreements for business, entertainment, and technology
  • assisting in employment related actions and provide advice where necessary
  • reviewing and advising on internal policies
  • preparing reporting for the Studio’s leadership team and other management

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB)
  • Strong commercial contracts experience and a strong understanding of corporate law
  • Exposure to media, tech and/or visual effects industries
  • Ability to navigate both New Zealand and other jurisdictions

Weta Digital is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. 

If this sounds like the right professional and personal fit for you, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your CV via the apply button. For more information please contact Jane Temel on 021 499 902 or email and Ashna Narayan on 021 225 9974 or email

All applications will be treated with full confidentiality