In a move that signals how seriously Disney is taking its metaverse plans, they have announced a job opening – for a metaverse lawyer. The Walt Disney Company is investing heavily in the web3 market, which they call ‘Emerging technologies’. Significantly, they want to focus on the metaverse, NFTs, and more to develop next-gen storytelling. Therefore, the new corporate attorney will handle all web3-related legal issues for Disney, one of the world’s biggest companies.
Disney continues metaverse expansion with new job roles
The world-famous company has been very vocal about its plans to utilize web3 for its customers. Last month, at Disney’s biennial D23 Expo fan convention, Disney CEO Bob Chapek explained the company’s web3 vision. Ultimately, the company wants to combine the physical and digital worlds to create a unique experience.
In an interview at the convention, Chapek said, “Disney is absolutely a lifestyle. The question is, how is our next-gen storytelling leveraging what we know about a guest uniquely in this Disney lifestyle, then serving unique experiences.”
Over the last eighteen months, Disney has also released several NFT collections in partnership with VeVe. These NFT collections have been hugely successful. Disney has millions of fans worldwide, so there are endless possibilities to use web3 technology.
Now it appears Disney is committing to the metaverse long term. The new job opening for a metaverse lawyer shows how serious they are about their vision for the digital future.
Disney is hiring a metaverse lawyer
Officially, the new Disney job opening for a metaverse lawyer is for a ‘Principal Counsel – Corporate Transactions, Emerging Technologies & NFTs.’
Posted last Friday, the job is a hybrid role. Therefore, this role allows the new employee to split their time between a company location and remotely. The new lawyer will be responsible for all related NFTs, metaverse, and future web3 ventures.
The job summary offers a look into the new lawyer’s day-to-day role. It reads, “The Corporate Transactions Group, within the Legal Department of The Walt Disney Company, is seeking an experienced corporate attorney to work on transactions involving emerging technologies, including NFTs, blockchain, metaverse, and decentralized finance.”
The new lawyer must have experience in web3
Experience is vital for the new Disney job, and applicants must have ‘5-8 years minimum experience managing and running complex corporate transactions.’ On top of this, and having a law degree, the new Disney Metaverse lawyer must come from a large multinational law firm background.
Those who fit the role must also be knowledgeable about the wider web3 industry. The preferred qualifications list includes “Experience in the NFT, cryptocurrency, and Web3 space, including knowledge of related legal considerations and issues.”
Finally, the new job at Disney comes with great benefits. Web3 and the metaverse are growing at an incredible rate. Within a few years, this could become a significant role within the company. Any lawyers interested in emerging technologies will have to consider it.