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Legal Counsel (Media) - 6 Month FTC

JMC Legal Recruitment
£75000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Legal Counsel - Media (6-month FTC) | International Sports Business | London

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Media Lawyer to play an integral part within the legal function of an expanding start-up in the Sports sector.

The business:

This business is an up-and-coming start-up, heavily backed by leaders in the Sports and Sustainability industry. With close links to various international Sports Championships, this exciting project is tipped to be a global Sports powerhouse in the coming years, with huge support from investors in Europe, the Middle East and the US.

The business have been endorsed by various global sports stars, who are supporting their vision and foresee them to be a new sporting phenomenon.

This business has Sustainability at the forefront of their mission, having recently announced a partnership with a world-renowned Environmental Services business, it is their aim to ensure that their brand has a positive impact to local communities and the natural world.

The role:

This role is suitable for a Media Lawyer who is looking to play an integral part within an exciting start-up in the Sustainable Sports sector.

As Legal Counsel, you will provide commercially focused legal advice on a wide variety of legal areas. You will be instrumental in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements, including; sports media rights agreements, from buy and/or sell side, sponsorship agreements, licensing agreements, commission agreements, digital services framework agreements, hospitality contracts and much more.

You will be part of a team of 3, working under the businesses' General Counsel who has a breadth of experience in the Sports industry. You will also be involved with a handful of commercial tasks, such as IP, Operations and supporting the Sustainability team.

They are looking for someone with a solid commercial/media background. It is also essential for you to have worked with global broadcasters and content distributors, are familiar with legal and regulatory issues pertaining to sports broadcast and media rights, and experience of sports production matters.

The ideal candidate:

  • Media/Commercial Solicitor with 3+PQE and In-House experience for a Media business
  • Excellent drafting skills and knowledge of the Media sector
  • Experience in Sports is advantageous

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Media Lawyer who is looking to work in-house for an expanding, international Sports start-up, headquartered in London


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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