About the BBC:
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom. Headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, it is the world's oldest national broadcaster, and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, employing over 22,000 staff in total, of whom approximately 19,000 are in public-sector broadcasting.
BBC News’ International Services output includes TV, radio and international-facing news websites, operating in English and other languages to deliver to our global audiences, customers and stakeholders. The division comprises, BBC World Service which is our international radio, TV and online services in 42 languages including English.
This role provides legal and business affairs advice and support to all aspects of BBC News’ International Services business in Delhi.
This is a senior lawyer role reporting to the Director, Legal and Rights News International Services. You will be expected to work both independently and with colleagues based in Delhi, Mumbai, London and internationally.
You will have the following responsibilities
Lead responsibility for BBC World Service distribution, content licensing, and production contracts for all aspects of the India-based business; working closely with the relevant business leads and other stakeholders to ensure effective negotiation and timely completion of the contracts required;
Advising senior management on, compliance with all contractual and regulatory matters including TRAI and MIB and on BBC policy obligations to ensure protection of the legal interests of the BBC World Service, BBC.com and BBC World News in India ;
Liaising with other divisions across the BBC Group, ensuring clear communication and prompt response times and ensuring the efficient and successful execution of all agreements;
Working with the Senior Management team in Delhi including but not limited to, Head of Indian Languages, Managing Director, Global News India, and Head of Business Development, BBC World Service India to provide legal and strategic business advice on HR, business and litigation matters and to liaise closely with Director, Legal and Rights News International Services, in the management of the same;
Develop an understanding of other activity within the BBC Group’s Legal, Business and Legal Affairs, and Commercial Rights and Business Affairs teams and maintain contacts with BBC Studios lawyers so as to ensure co-ordination of activities, and an improved awareness of India’s business activities and responsibilities across these teams;
Provide oversight on Secretarial aspects as per Indian Company Law and any other related compliances
Support the co-ordination of information about BBC World News channel distribution agreements and to lead on sharing information regarding legal and regulatory issues that may affect any distribution and key digital partnerships in India;
Providing legal advice and guidance to the local editorial team in matters concerning news reporting.
Skills, knowledge and experience required:
The ideal candidate will be a qualified lawyer with excellent academics, good training contract and at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience in a broad commercial, IP, and media environment, possibly with some management experience.
Sound legal knowledge and experience of contractual and intellectual property rights issues affecting channel distribution and content licensing.
Knowledge, and experience of advising and lobbying on, legal, regulatory and policy issues affecting the production, publication, broadcast, and distribution of editorial content in India.
Experience in advising on commercial and legal issues around media rights acquisition, exploitation, and production at a senior level.
Experience in advising on editorial legal matters.
Wider general commercial media technology, operations, and digital experience.
Resourceful and works well in a busy environment both as part of a team and individually with minimal supervision.
Excellent organisational skills and a capacity to prioritise well.
Analytical skills and be a good communicator, with experience of building relationships across a range of people and motivating colleagues in a team.
Highly motivated, willing to contribute above and beyond the day-to-day work responsibilities.
Positive attitude and an enthusiastic approach.
Commercial, Rights & Business Affairs
Number Of Position:
Competitive salary package and other benefits.
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