Senior Legal Counsel
NBCUniversal
London
6d ago

Responsibilities

Division : NBC SKY News Network (launching 2020)

Position : Senior Legal Counsel (Director band)

Location : Osterley, Greater London

NBC UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL

NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

This is an exciting time to join the team as this position, Senior Legal Counsel, NBCUniversal News Group, will provide legal support for NBC Sky World News, a global news network scheduled to launch in mid-2020.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pre-broadcast and pre-publication review of news programming for 24 / 7 network distributed worldwide.
  • Support news-gathering activities globally.
  • Provide counsel to journalists and news management on issues relating to intellectual property, copyright, trademark, privacy, defamation and other areas that may arise.
  • Negotiate and draft production related agreements and licenses for programming.
  • Conduct training sessions for journalists.
  • Provide advice on broadcast regulations, including the requirements of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code and other regulatory requirements pertaining to programming, advertising and sponsorships in relevant jurisdictions.
  • Ensure adherence to and respond to enquiries regarding company’s Compliance requirements and News Policies and Guidelines.
  • Develop strong working relationships with Editorial, Commercial and Operational teams.
  • Coordinate with other NBCUniversal lawyers in the News Group and in specialized areas, such as Compliance, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Litigation
  • QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

  • PQE Qualified Solicitor
  • Significant media law experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish strong client relationships, to work with numerous and varied clients and to handle multiple matters in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Qualifications / Requirements

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