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Legal & Business Affairs Executive

Posted: 23 Apr 2021 Closes: 23 Jun 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/210001E5

Legal and Business Affairs Executive
Global Distribution 


Why you should join us…

ITV Studios is a creator, producer and distributor of world-leading programmes that entertain millions of people and shapes culture around the world. We are More than TV. 
ITV Studios is home to some of the best creative minds, who craft over 8,900 hours of original programming across 55 production labels. Our global footprint spans 14 countries including the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, The Nordics, Italy and the Netherlands and our global distribution business sells our catalogue of 45,000+ hours to more than 3000 broadcasters and platforms.

We are looking for a Legal and Business Affairs Executive to join the Global Distribution team. 

This role entails…
Provide legal and business affairs support on a range of contracts and commercial deals including sales, licensing and distribution deals; In television scripted and non scripted programmes in sales territories as designated by the Head of Legal & Business Affairs, Global Distribution from time to time but primarily EMEA. To assist with other business affairs activities within the department as required.

Key Responsibilities:
Reviewing, drafting, negotiating and executing licence agreements for sales of programmes in various territories throughout EMEA. 
Assisting with and undertaking any other activities within the department as reasonably required. 
Preparing and executing amendments to existing concluded licence agreements. 
Establishing contact with customers in designated sales territories; developing and establishing relationships with customers and the relevant sales executives with a view to developing close working relationships and an understanding of the territories concerned. 
Dealing with ancillary matters pursuant to licence agreements. 
Undertaking related enquiries and research, including rights issues, programme information, materials availability, etc. in relation to the above. 
Attending departmental and inter-departmental meetings to discuss departmental and company objectives, commercial issues and sales tracking, administrative issues and legal issues relating to the company. 
Liaising with the Contracts team to confirm availability, ensure consistency with PARIS and that all contracts properly entered on the system.
Attending routine meetings with line manager to discuss workload, ongoing negotiations and issues arising therefrom (where relevant) and deals concluded, including (where undertaken) proposed variations to ITVGD standard terms as well as any contentious matters arising and their progress to resolution.

What do I need to get this role/job?
Minimum criteria 

  • Law Degree or equivalent, qualified lawyer preferred
  • Strong technical commercial law experience
  • Proven track record of concluding deals successfully and quickly
  • A background in either television or film licensing, commercial contracts or intellectual property.

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above)

Key Criteria:

  • Understanding of breakdown of rights in television or films would be an advantage 
  • A team player and effective communicator, both written and verbal. 
  • Ability to multi -task and prioritise a varied workload to meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to take a proportionate and solutions focused approach. 
  • Able to resolve problems under pressure and make accurate assessments of critical issues. 
  • Ability to quickly establish excellent working relationships with commercial and legal colleagues. 
  • European language skills would be advantageous.
  • Previous In House experience would be an advantage. 

Closing Date: Friday 7th May 

Find out more about our benefits

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and  we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 


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