Legal Counsel

Maestro Media Ltd
Jun 09, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type

About BBC Maestro

BBC Maestro is a service provided by Maestro Media in partnership with BBC Studios.

We are an inspirational learning platform providing learners techniques and the confidence to follow their passion and develop skills in aspirational subjects.

World leading creators and experts teach our courses, such as Mark Ronson, Paula Scher, Steven Bartlett, Professor Tim Spector, Alan Moore and Julia Donaldson.

Since our launch in late 2020, we have introduced course categories across health, wellbeing, business and design, improved multi–platform product experiences that help strengthen learning outcomes.

Looking forward into 2024, we are evolving our market strategies to grow new revenue streams and diversify our audience base.

About the role

Due to expanding our proposition into new markets and territories, we seek a commercial and creative counsel with expertise in entertainment and media law, who can support the Company on its next phase of growth.

You are a highly personable go–to for all legal business affairs, and have a natural skill for helping business leaders understand the risk and reward in commercial deals, and navigate ambiguity with confidence and ease.

As a trusted strategic partner, you excel at translating legal and commercial concepts into clear and scalable business strategy, in compliance with the technology and entertainment sectors.

This is in an incredible opportunity to support a dynamic and creative business navigate some exciting business opportunities and will play a critical role across the whole business.

In the first instance, we anticipate the role being 4 days per week and working hybrid from our Kings Cross office 2 days per week.

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial terms for the global licensing and distribution of content as we scale our B2B and B2B2C offerings
  • Negotiating and drafting the commercial terms of contracts across Talent, Clients and Partnerships
  • Intellectual property rights and copyright management
  • Content compliance; release forms, both material and contributor agreements
  • International data privacy and protection compliance for our platform
  • Support due diligence with investment rounds
  • Manage terms and conditions for product changes
  • Manage foreign lawyers to ensure local compliance and translation, where necessary
  • Advise of terms and conditions for marketing promotion rules
  • Work with our third–party legal partners on more complex cases
  • Manage compliance with our BBC Studio obligations

About you

  • 8 years + professional experience as either a Commercial Lawyer, General Counsel or Business Legal Affairs within the Entertainment and Media Industry
  • Practical understanding of the needs of a growing start–up have supported scaling business who are building out operational infrastructure
  • Exceptional communications skills; you are strong at translating legal requirements into comprehensible actions and disseminating to meet a diverse set of stakeholder needs
  • Emotionally intelligent; You can handle ambiguity, challenges and change exceptionally well.
  • Bring a pragmatic and solutions focused approach to legal recommendations; identifying the risk and reward in decision making
  • A skilled commercial negotiator with experience managing complex multi–million–pound deals.
  • Outstanding attention to detail with strong risk management credentials
  • Act with discretion and diplomacy, as a trusted partner to Leadership and The Board.
  • Experience with International law, particularly the US, is advantageous

The salary for this role is up to GBP95,000 – for 4 days per week, based on experience and location.

We also have 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and private medical cover.

Please note that we cannot proceed applications from overseas candidates neither do we have the facility to sponsor visas for work in the UK. Applications from candidates requiring visa sponsorship will be immediately rejected on this basis.

How we work

We will provide a supportive and flexible working environment for the right candidate and set them up to succeed. You'll have regular 121s with your manager and the opportunity to develop close relationships with leaders across the business.

We're an early–stage company and whilst we don't yet have mature personal development programmes, we are careful to listen to the needs of our team and provide personal goals and objectives to support and challenge you in achieving your personal aspirations.

We encourage our team to engage in communities of practice and support your attendance of such events.

We have a lovely dog friendly London office 7 mins walk from Kings Cross station, which we ask people to work from 3 days per week. However, as we formed in the midst of the pandemic many of our team are spread across the country and so we rely on hybrid working practices.

We ??? Diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We positively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.