Senior Media Counsel

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Posted Feb 2, 2024 - Requisition No. 122985

Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, OTT, digital, magazine, podcast, radio, and live event platforms across the globe. Bloomberg Media has become the indispensable source of information for the world’s most influential business leaders of today and for the next generation of leaders changing how we work and live. We continue to grow our global footprint through innovations and creative solutions leveraging Bloomberg’s mission, intelligence, and equity for Bloomberg’s core audiences.

Bloomberg Media empowers global business leaders with breaking news, expert opinion and proprietary data distributed on every platform, across every time zone. Like our products and solutions- our teams are agile, dynamic, and innovative. We work hard, and we work fast - while keeping up the quality and accuracy for which we're known. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time. Our culture is wide open, just like our spaces.

What’s the role?

Bloomberg’s Legal Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that arise across the Company’s various businesses. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value and importance of giving back to our communities, as evidenced by our award-winning in-house pro bono program!

We are seeking an experienced Senior Legal Counsel with significant subject matter expertise across Media to collaborate frequently with colleagues and internal clients in an exciting, high energy work environment. The role will require you to partner with our business and sales colleagues to advise on, draft and negotiate contracts for our media and technology services worldwide. Our colleagues depend on us for our deep product and commercial contract knowledge in order to support them in closing the deal, while protecting our businesses from undue legal risk.

We'll trust you to:

  • Develop, draft, and negotiate customer and partner agreements for a range of transactions including content production, content licensing and acquisition, advertising services, distribution, partnerships, events, non-disclosure agreements, talent agreements and production services agreements.
  • Provide intellectual property, licensing, distribution and other commercial legal advice and counsel to internal clients.
  • Collaborate with business in shaping strategy, product development, identifying business risks, and defining company policies and procedures
  • Work closely with key members of the Legal & Compliance Department, including our newsroom counsel, intellectual property, compliance and privacy teams to handle and mitigate risks.

You’ll need to have:

  • A minimum of either 5 years* experience practicing as a qualified corporate lawyer and/or a minimum of 4 years’ experience operating as an in-house lawyer at a Media company in EMEA or APAC
  • Substantive experience drafting agreements and licenses
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to translate complex legal concepts to digestible, easy to use content for business leaders and other non-legal teams
  • Excellent organizational skills and exemplary attention to detail
  • Able to handle projects and partner on initiatives, including balancing multiple matters simultaneously and judging when and how to prioritize
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and with minimal direction on matters that require significant collaboration e.g. senior colleagues, business partners and non-legal teams

*Please note we use years of experience as a guide but we certainly will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.

We’d love to see:

  • Experience working across a variety of jurisdictions in EMEA and APAC
  • Data Privacy coverage
  • Strong understanding and experience working in media law.
  • A candidate who has supported groups such as Business Development, Content Licensing, Content Distribution, TV Production or Studio, Events and Ad Sales

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know that the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at:

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