Legal Counsel, Regulatory

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney

Seven Television is the leading free to air capital city television network in Australia and is part of Seven West Media.

Seven West Media is the leading, listed national multi-platform media business based in Australia comprising Seven Television; Pacific Magazines, the country's second largest magazine group by readership; as well as Western Australia's leading newspaper, The West Australian and associated WA regional newspapers and radio stations.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Lawyer, with experience in media to join our team. This role is based at our newly renovated office’s in the Australian Technology Park. 

Main Responsibilities include:

  • providing regulatory compliance advice to business units (particularly on the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice)
  • coordination of complaints handling
  • dealing with the Australian Communications and Media Authority and other bodies in relation to investigations and monitoring of regulatory obligations
  • overseeing the conduct and promotion of competitions (trade promotions) and contributing to development of policy positions for the network as required
  • drafting and reviewing agreements with oversight from the legal team as required
  • conduct on-going training for Seven Network staff on the Code and other regulatory obligations
  • develop and update Guidelines relating to the Code, the Broadcasting Services Act and the Competition and Consumer Act and other relevant regulatory obligations including – Gambling, Election, Alcohol, Tobacco Guidelines, Therapeutic Goods.
  • assist Sales and Programming to draft and review program sponsorship agreements and trade mark license agreement

Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Law
  • Able to communicate complex legal ideas clearly to non-lawyers and ensure advice is solutions focused
  • Confident and assertive, with strong influencing and internal consultation skills
  • Demonstrated interest in media law and/or public policy advocacy
  • Experience working in-house, or within a law firm, Government Department or regulatory agency;

Technical excellence in the law is a given and a capacity to provide quick and practical advice and support is essential to this role.

Please apply through the link provided.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Seven West Media is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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