Media Content Law

Central London (W8)
£60-£70K per annum
20 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Practice area
Media and entertainment
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, niche media law firm as a media content lawyer during a time of significant growth.  

The firm advises on all aspects of UK law and regulation affecting the television, film, advertising and publishing industries, and advises many of the UK’s leading broadcasters, independent production companies and other content producers.

Job Description

The successful candidate will join a small existing team of lawyers advising the firm’s clients on media content related matters before publication or broadcast. 

Job tasks will include:

  • Advising on the law and regulation applicable to television and film content including privacy, contempt, defamation, reporting restrictions, data protection and copyright, and the various industry regulatory Codes including the Ofcom Broadcasting Code;
  • Provide support legal services for national and international broadcast newsrooms on fast turnaround news output;
  • Attend evening and daytime television recordings to provide immediate content legal advice;
  • Provide legal opinions for insurance purposes for television and film content;
  • Draft and advise on contractual documents related directly to filming;
  • Be actively involved in marketing initiatives including writing and delivering presentations to industry on specialist areas of television production; and writing for the company magazine;
  • Advise on pre-broadcast legal threats and correspondence;
  • Advise on legal requests for journalistic material e.g. PACE applications;
  • Instructing and working with Counsel.

Experience Required

The candidate will have:

  • significant media law experience, including hands-on experience of defamation law; privacy and data protection law; contempt; and copyright law; as well as experience of UK media regulation. Some litigation experience is desirable;
  • experience in advising across a variety of media content, including high-risk factual television programming; investigative journalism and fast turnaround entertainment output;
  • a practical understanding of the process of television production, gained as an in-house lawyer at a major UK television or film production company, or broadcaster;
  • experience of pre- and post-publication complaints about media content, and crisis management.

Qualification and Skills Required

The candidate will have:

  • at least 3 years + post qualified experience;
  • an excellent academic record, and excellent written, research, and presentational skills;
  • the ability to work efficiently on competing projects and under pressure, working to tight deadlines; and
  • dynamism, be self-motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills. 

Apply now by sending your CV and a covering letter to