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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Legal Counsel

Jobid 23768-371422

Location: Sydney, AUS

Description **Job Number** 34202BR

**Job Title** Legal Counsel

**Business Segment** Staff

**Sub-Business** International Corporate

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** NBCUniversal’s international operations outside the US and Canada include film and television distribution, home entertainment distribution, channels, film and television production, theme parks and news operations. The company is led by Kevin MacLellan, Chairman. MacLellan is responsible for oversight of all NBCUniversal International’s businesses, as well as identifying and executing international growth opportunities for both NBCUniversal and Comcast Corporation. With more than 2,200 employees across 34 countries, NBCUniversal’s international portfolio consists of international channels delivering quality content to 176 territories across EMEA, Latin America and Asia; television production labels in both UK and Australia; a library of 4,000 feature films and 75,000 TV episodes for international television distribution; direct film distribution operations in 11 countries; direct home entertainment distribution operations in 7 countries with licensee relationships covering approximately 55 additional territories; CNBC International, which broadcasts across EMEA and APAC; Parks & Resorts operated through license agreements in Singapore and Japan; and an international NBC News team based in London.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** Australia

**State/Province** - -

**City** Sydney


Essential Responsibilities

General Commercial Matters:

Negotiation, documentation and contract review relating to all activities of NBCUniversal’s channels business, and related support for its film and television licensing activities, in Australia and New Zealand, including channel distribution agreements, content acquisition/licensing agreements, general service agreements, advertising sales agreements, and marketing/PR/research agreements.

Intellectual Property/Related:

Familiarity with copyright, trademark, defamation and related regimes, including advising on the application of fair dealing exceptions and defamation laws to broadcast and online marketing and production businesses, and for purposes of safeguarding the business’ IP rights and brands (including trademarks and trade names).


Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements in Australia and New Zealand (including laws/regulation relating to consumer protection, marketing, competition, broadcasting, censorship, and advertising), assist in implementation of internal policies, and provide assistance and training to facilitate compliance with all such laws, regulations and policies, and with NBCU international corporate policies.

Dispute Resolution:

Provide support when resolving potential or actual disputes.


Provide assistance to finance/tax teams as required.

Company Requirements:

Management of company law requirements for local entities in Australia and New Zealand, as required.

General Advice and Business Team Support:

Provide legally sound, clearly articulated and practical legal and commercial counsel to business teams as required.

External counsel:

Engagement and supervision of outside counsel as required.

Responsibilities are not limited to the above, and may be changed by NBCUniversal at any time.



• Qualified Australian lawyer with significant post-qualification experience, preferably with experience at a law firm in Australia or New Zealand, and/or in-house role at an international broadcast/media/entertainment company.

• Significant experience in contractual and commercial law, and experience with applicable compliance and regulatory regimes, and with company law.

• Good general understanding of laws and regulations applicable to an international broadcast/media/entertainment business in Asia Pacific.

• Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

• Time management capabilities, client-servicing skills and problem-solving abilities.

Desired Characteristics:

• Must be able to work independently, to multi-task and to prioritise effectively, and to work calmly and professionally under pressure. A “can do” attitude is essential.

• Must be a commercially-minded team player.

• First class drafting skills, with a methodical and detail-oriented approach.

• Strong interpersonal skills – confident, friendly and approachable. Ethical and responsible – lead others by exhibiting honesty, fairness and diligence.

• Ability to travel, as required from time to time.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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