Chiswick, London, W4

FTC - 12 Months

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Broadcast Compliance Assistant

An exciting opportunity for a recent graduate or a person looking for an entry point into television broadcasting. 

Office location: Chiswick, London


Department: Legal


Reporting line: Head of Broadcast Compliance


Management responsibility: N/A


Working pattern: Full time – 37.5 hours per week, 9am-5.30pm


Contract Type: 12 Months FTC.


About Us:

Viasat World is a leading international media company with a comprehensive channel and SVOD portfolio spanning the factual, entertainment, drama, film and sport genres. 


Operating 24 Pay-TV channels and on-demand services in key markets across three continents, we have over 179 million subscriptions. Our world-class, compelling content is available in 19 languages, expertly curated across our 16 content brands. 


Born out of a vast library of celebrated, contemporary programming, our core factual entertainment brands - Viasat Explore, Viasat History and Viasat Nature - deliver timeless real-life entertainment, bring history to life and tell nature’s own stories.


Our content curation expertise is further celebrated through two scripted channels: Epic Drama, a flagship drama proposition available across CEE which brings together the greatest period drama series from around the globe, and ViP Serial in Russia. 


Our portfolio of nine movie channels including TV1000, TV1000 Russian Kino and ViP Premiere positions us as the number one and number two movie provider in Russia. We also operate ViP Play, a streaming service available in Russia and CIS, giving viewers access to our portfolio of channels and full content library.


The Role:

The Broadcast Compliance Assistant position is ideal for a recent graduate or a person looking for an entry point into television broadcasting. 


The role comprises a varied workload from content compliance to finding creative solutions to a variety of compliance matters to keeping abreast of local and wider European regulation.

 

Roles & responsibilities:

The Broadcast Compliance Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the compliance of all content for Viasat World’s services and channels with a focus on the channels managed and produced in the London office.


In this role, you will ensure that local regulatory requirements and cultural sensitivities are applied and considered for all linear and non-linear content.


The Broadcast Compliance Assistant will report to the Head of Broadcast Compliance for Viasat World and as such be expected to support the department. 


This role will require you to work independently whilst interacting with all departments in the business. Previous broadcast experience is not mandatory. 


This role will be suitable for new graduates keen to enter the broadcast and compliance business.


The Broadcast Compliance Assistant will also be part of the wider legal team and be expected to support in any administrative duties.


Main duties:

  • Provide guidance in terms of Ofcom Editorial Compliance, Standards & Practices to all parts of the Viasat World business
  • Responsible for the screening, evaluation of all linear and non-linear programme and promotional material as instructed by the line manager and inputting PG ratings and marking programmes for smoking into the related broadcast system
  • Assist in compliance editing all linear and non-linear programme material as required. Managing in-house and external workflows (Training will be provided)
  • Assist in regular updates to the in-house training modules and help provide regular information on recent Ofcom rulings and other news within the field
  • Keep up to date with the news from Ofcom and other relevant regulations and regulatory bodies
  • Be responsible for any compliance-related administration relating to music reporting
  • General administrative support to the legal department.

 

Candidate Profile:

Requirements:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Ofcom broadcasting guidelines
  • A good understanding of cultural sensitivities across the Viasat World footprint
  • A knowledge and understanding of the End to End Broadcasting process, including experience in working with broadcast systems
  • An interest in television in editing
  • Better than average written and spoken communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building
  • Proven ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the organization
  • Varied European language skills are an asset.

Next Step:
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