New graduate Najmah Brown has accepted a position as Business and Legal Affairs Administrator at the Al Jazeera America network in Los Angeles.
“When I was offered the position, a colleague of mine from TJSL told me that Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, said the best advice she ever received was ‘When someone offers you a seat on a Rocket Ship, Get On!’” said Brown. “I believe that Al Jazeera America is my Rocket Ship and I am very honored to be a part of the journey.”
As the BALA Administrator, Brown serves two roles she is the Executive Assistant to the EVP as well as the Department Coordinator. In addition to general departmental administrative duties, It is her responsibility to manage department workflow, maintain all filing systems, track option and term end dates using an online tracking database, handle special projects as needed, etc.
“Since my position requires me to read and digest a variety of legal documents, as well as research and report on different legal issues, Thomas Jefferson School of Law started preparing me for this job during my first semester of school through its rigorous legal writing program and esteemed contracts professors,” Brown said. “More recently, the Career Services Office assisted me with updating my resume and cover letter, which is what I used to apply for my position. Further, I can’t go without mentioning how integral my experience as the Vice President of The Entertainment Law Society (at TJSL) was to my continued success in entertainment. Working with Professor K. J. Greene on numerous conferences placed me right in front of decision makers in the industry. I am forever grateful for the mentorship provided by my professors and the impact they had on guiding me through this process.
Brown is preparing to sit for the February 14 California Bar Exam and, after becoming licensed, she hopes to continue working in Business and Legal Affairs at the Al Jazeera America as an attorney. Her long term goal is to become a VP or President of a network, if not owning and operating her own company.
“I am grateful to work in an environment where I can be myself, combine my passion for the law and television and move toward greater success,” Brown said.