Legal Counsel: MAT cover (media)

Hays Legal
England, London
18 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Laura Davidson
Practice area
Company and commercial
Legal counsel
Full time
Contract type

In-house legal job, media legal jobs, contract legal jobs, commercial lawyer job, london, interim, contract

Your new company

An award-winning media company in London that owns a host of well-known brands reaching over 15 million UK consumers every month. This company continues to grow and expand its employee base. The company's purpose-built offices in London have over 600 people in an open plan, fast-moving commercial environment. The culture is inclusive and socially-active, with the company organising frequent social events on both a local and national scale. Employees' well-being and happiness are paramount to this organisation. The company takes its corporate social responsibility seriously, and is involved multiple charitable initiatives in the local and national communities.

Your new role

An exceptional in-house maternity cover position (14 month contract) reporting into the General Counsel. This is a position within a small but highly respected in-house legal function. This interim in-house role will include drafting and negotiating a range of business-critical agreements to all aspects of digital and web publishing such as affiliate deals, social media and other commercial and digital publishing relationships. You will draft and negotiate a range of commercial, digital and technology agreements, including equipment procurement, maintenance agreements, hosting, software licences and SaaS, outsourcing, data licences and services agreements. Working alongside the advertising team, you will support on adtech, programmatic, OBA and ad blocking. You will advise on new digital product or service launches with an emphasis on consumer law, data protection, advertising and other compliance issues.

What you'll need to succeed

To succeed in this role, you are likely to have 5-10 years' PQE (as a guide only) with a strong academic background. You will be accustomed to building relationships across the business and be commercially focused. A background in digital media and advertising technology would be highly beneficial. It is important for this organisation that they find the right cultural fit, therefore an upbeat, collaborative personality who is confident in pro-actively building relationships with stakeholders and can fit into a collegiate, transparent and trusting team.

What you'll get in return

The chance to work for a company where its employees are passionate about the brand they work for in an inclusive, supportive environment. This high performing company rewards its staff with a fantastic company culture which truly values every member of staff. You will enjoy a work-life balance and personalised market-beating benefits.

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