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Title:  Legal Assistant- Contract

Job ID:  29962
Country:  USA
City:  Teaneck
Professional area:  Legal
Contract type:  Temporary
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.

Position Purpose

 JTI USA is currently seeking an Legal Assistant to join our organization. The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative support to the Legal Department; including but not limited to clerical support; filing and preparing reports and other legal documents; and perform additional duties or special projects as necessary.


This position is located in our Teaneck, NJ Office.


Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Provide administrative legal support for the legal department (phone, mailing, filing, etc.)
  • Facilitate the execution of documents (coordinate signatures, follow up on requested attachments, compile applications, etc.)
  • Proofread documents with detail and accuracy (applications, correspondence, etc.)
  • Follow up on licenses and certifications with state authorities
  • Draft and prepare correspondence to colleagues and/or governing agencies
  • Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon manager’s request.


Qualifications and Experience

Associate Degree

2-4 years of administrative experience, preferably as a paralegal

Fluent in English

Organizational, follow up, project management.  Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite


Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and responsibility requirements.
Excellent employee environment with a competitive benefits package including:

  • Bonus 
  • Annual Merit Increase 
  • Healthcare 
  • Dental 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 401k Plan + Company Contributions 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Disability
  • Tuition Assistance

Nearest Major Market: New York City

Job Segment: Copy Editor, Proofreading, Clerical, Administrative Assistant, Law, Creative, Administrative, Legal

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