9 hours
2017-11-172017-12-16

Senior Legal Counsel, EMEA - Maternity Cover

London
  • Job Code
    37365BR
Company NBC Universal

Job Title Senior Legal Counsel, EMEA - Maternity Cover

Jobid 23768-388339

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 37365BR

**Job Title** Senior Legal Counsel, EMEA - Maternity Cover

**Business Segment** CNBC

**Sub-Business** CNBC International

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** CNBC is the recognized global leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information. CNBC’s international operations include regional networks in Europe and Asia-Pacific that provide the latest market information, unrivalled coverage of breaking news, in-depth analysis, and interviews with business leaders. CNBC in Europe reaches more than 110 million households, in addition to leading banks, financial institutions, and hotels across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. CNBC in Asia-Pacific reaches more than 70 million households in 21 countries. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Country** United Kingdom

**State** - -

**City** London

**Responsibilities**

The Senior Legal Counsel, EMEA role manages business and legal affairs for all aspects of CNBC Europe, Middle East and Africa. This is a high-profile role which demands a high level of confidence and skill in balancing the commercial needs of the business whilst protecting CNBC’s legal interests. You will be working for a leading media brand, liaising with senior stakeholders and managing a small team. The role attends the CNBC International leadership team meetings and is an active participant in driving the overall success of the business.

**Qualifications/Requirements**

Commercial Matters:



Negotiation, documentation and/or contractual review relating to all activities of the business, including channel distribution agreements, integrated advertising and events contracts, services agreements, licensing agreements and various operational agreements. . The ability to prioritise efficiently, and communicate regularly and appropriately with other departments is essential.



Business Development:



Support the Business Development team with renewals of existing partnerships and joint ventures, and assist in the drafting and negotiation of new partnerships and content syndication deals across the EMEA region.



Editorial:



A keen understanding of the requirements of the Ofcom codes in relation to programming, advertising and sponsorship, particularly as they relate to the editorial independence of news channels. Promptly and accurately answer questions that are raised by the editorial teams for instance around “fair dealing” and other copyright related issues. Be the primary contact for the EMEA Editorial team so the ability to think quickly and manage these relationships is paramount.



Leadership and Management:



Leadership and line management responsibility for one junior lawyer and one compliance officer. The role is responsible for managing and developing this talent to maximise their impact on the CNBC business.



Compliance:



Ensure compliance with laws and regulatory requirements in Europe (Ofcom), implement internal policies, and provide assistance and training to facilitate compliance with such laws, regulations and policies. Leading the Intermediary Management System (IMS) compliance process to minimise compliance risks to the CNBC business.



Intellectual property:



Advise on fair dealing and copyright law issues. Safeguard the business’ IP rights and brands (including trademarks).



General Advice:



Provide sound and practical legal and commercial counsel to business teams as required.



SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

• Approximately 10 years PQE, preferably with experience at a top international law firm in Europe, a or US and an in- house role at an international broadcaster/media company

• First class drafting skills required

• Compliance and regulatory experience (Ofcom) strongly preferred.



PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

• Able to work independently and have the ability to multi- task, prioritise and work under pressure

• Confidence to work without detailed supervision and the ability ask for help when needed

• “Can do” attitude and willingness to work on a varied range of activities

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

• A commercially minded team player with strong interpersonal skills

• Excellent oral and written English communication skills.



The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.



NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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



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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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