Legal and Business Affairs Executive [O5531]

This is an excellent role for a newly qualified lawyer, a paralegal or a Business Affairs Executive to grow their skills and experience in the international television sector.



Our client is one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of premium TV and film content which is in high demand around the world.




The company’s Legal and Business Affairs team provides advice and support across the International division focussing mainly on the licensing of content and formats and the acquisition of such content.


It’s a high performing team well regarded across the business, and time spent learning the TV business at this company will reflect very well on your CV if you hope to pursue your legal career in the media sector.


The role will be adapted to suits the qualifications, skills and aspirations of the successful candidate.


Depending on experience the role will either support the European team or the US and Middle East Asia/ Asia Pacific teams and will report into a senior lawyer or Senior Legal and Business Affairs executive.


The role will predominantly focus on international sales and distribution activities and format licensing and the acquisition of content.


A more complete Job Brief is available upon request to appropriately qualified candidates.




The client is open to newly qualified candidates, but is also happy to consider candidates on either side of that – e.g. someone with some experience who might want to do a CILEX qualification or a qualified candidate with a year or so of experience.


You will have some commercial experience, ideally in a media environment.


Knowledge of the global TV distribution and format licensing business including digital distribution and home entertainment will be very highly regarded.


But above all, you must be pro-active and a problem-solver, able to offer effective solutions to legal and commercial issues.




The remuneration package will be attractive and competitive, and the accompanying benefits are excellent.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to talk to us about this role, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.


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Searchlight strives to promote equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.


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