Our client is a global media services and broadcasting business that works at the heart of the media and communications industry. All over the world, people enjoy a range of content which has been managed, broadcast, streamed and distributed through its services.

A 12 month contract has arisen for a commercial lawyer with IP and IT experience to join the legal team. This is a broad commercial role and we can consider candidates at 2-6 years’ PQE ideally. It would be helpful to have a longer term interest in developing through the role should it later move to a permanent position at the end of the fixed term (no guarantees but a possibility).

You will (amongst other things):

*Draft, review and negotiate various kinds of business agreements and other legal documents, including those relating to: media distribution, playout, VOD and streaming services access services supply of creative products and services production agreements (talent agreements, contributor forms, location agreements, media acquisition agreements) agreements for the supply of metadata and related services agreements for the procurement, licensing and support of technology, hardware and solutions

*Assist in rights clearance of content, advising generally on intellectual property rights (mainly copyright) ownership, infringement and licensing issues

*Provide business structuring and business model support.

The successful candidate will be a bright and curious commercial lawyer with IP and IT experience. The role requires good experience in negotiating and drafting a range of commercial contracts, ideally some knowledge and experience in technology law (e.g. outsourcing, software licensing and SLAs) and good knowledge experience of intellectual property law (in particular advising on copyright issues).

Your application would be further supported by knowledge of the media broadcast industry andor experience gained working within an inhouse legal team.

The team is based in West London, although our client promotes flexible working and it is not expected that there will be a return to the office before September (and then likely to be on a rota system).

The company is known for its friendly, collaborative and supportive working environment.

Job Reference: 2233

Salary: Negotiable

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: 12 MONTHS

Job Start Date: ASAP

PQE: NQ-2,3-6

Vacancy type: In House,Lawyer/Solicitor

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