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Legal Counsel - Content & Production

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Legal Counsel - Content & Production
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent
Business Support

What's your new role about?

Legal Counsel, Content & Production is a new role within the DAZN Legal Team, based out of our Hammersmith office but with a flexible approach to home and office working. This role will be supporting the rapidly growing Content & Production Division of this dynamic and exciting global sports media business.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a mid-level or senior TV Production lawyer to join DAZN, one of the most exciting and rapidly growing businesses in the sports industry.
This is a new role within the central DAZN Legal Team based in our Hammersmith office, supporting the rapidly growing Content & Production Division.
After launching the DAZN sports streaming service globally, the business set up the Content & Production Division to create first class and engaging content for our subscribers - such as the ‘DAZN Original’ documentaries involving Ronaldo, Neymar & Anthony Joshua (amongst others) - and the ambitious growth plans of this division require the support of a dedicated lawyer.
As this new business division grows in scale and ambition, it offers you a great opportunity to get involved in projects across the globe, be an integral part of the team and develop the role, making it your own!

Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), annual performance-related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working and access to our internal speaker series and events.

As our new Legal Counsel, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Negotiate and draft a variety of integral contracts (e.g. production agreements, development agreements, format agreements & key talent agreements)
  • Act as primary legal contact for senior stakeholders within the Division
  • Advise on day to day queries that arise in respect of productions
  • Manage the acquisition and the distribution of individual programme titles
  • Advise productions on issues such as copyright, trademarks & compliance
  • Working with members of the wider legal team, allocate relevant matters to other members of the team and provide the benefit of your expertise as required
  • Optimise the Production process and effectively communicate this to relevant parts of the Content & Production Division (whether based Centrally or in Region)
  • Work with the Head of Legal to identify and implement systems to deliver a "best in class" service
  • Manage our suite of templates so they meet the business’ needs & are kept up to date 

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • Around 4-8 years of PQE, having worked in a highly successful and recognised team, either in private practice or a strong in-house team, supporting high value productions (although aptitude, personality and culture-fit will also be given weight in assessment)
  • Experience of directly advising clients/stakeholders on production matters
  • Experience of negotiating a wide range of production contracts, particularly production agreements (non-scripted) and key talent deals
  • Excellent technical legal skills, especially first-class drafting and interpretative abilities
  • Highly commercial and constructive negotiating and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience of working on matters with a moderate to high degree of autonomy
  • An ability to juggle a large workload and rapidly shifting priorities
  • A well-rounded personality with the capacity to work effectively with others from a wide range of professional and non-professional disciplines
  • An ability to create, develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • A willingness to operate out of your comfort zone and the motivation to play a proactive role in developing DAZN’s legal function

Even better if you have:

  • Experience working for a rapid growth, scale up business
  • Experience of copyright licensing and/or content distribution via the internet

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.

As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.

If you're ambitious, inventive, passionate, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.