Our client is amongst the UK’s leading media organisations.
An interim role has arisen for an experienced commercial lawyer to join the team reporting to the General Counsel & Company Secretary. You will work closely with the legal team on a range of legal issues.
In particular, you will be responsible for:
* Reviewing, negotiating and drafting a broad range of commercial contracts including content and digital agreements, joint ventures arrangements, advertising deals and technology agreements
* Managing external counsel in the UK and abroad and supporting on a wide range of matters
* Providing wise counsel to colleagues within the organisation including the handling of disputes, commercial arrangements and generally
* Advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious commercial legal matters including in the areas of intellectual property, technology, digital content and commercial disputes
The ideal candidate will be an experienced commercial lawyer with an excellent grounding from a top tier law firm, with in-house experience ideally in a publishing, news, technology or digital media context.
This is a highly visible role with significant contact at senior stakeholder level. You must have excellent communication, negotiation, drafting and project management skills. Strong organisational skills and the ability to get things done, whilst balancing legal and commercial risks appropriately, are key to this role. So are strong interpersonal skills and diplomacy.
In return, we offer you an exciting opportunity to work in a non-hierarchical, collegiate and purpose-driven company that offers a stimulating, dynamic and enjoyable working environment.
Our client values and respects all differences in all people (seen and unseen). They aspire to provide inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience they serve, where their people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and they can contribute to our future.
Job Reference: 2141
Salary per: Annum
Job Start Date:
Vacancy type: In House,Head of Legal,Lawyer/Solicitor