New Zealand Law Society - Legal Counsel - Auckland

Legal Counsel - Auckland

Partner with More FM, George FM, The Edge, Mai FM, The Rock & The Breeze
Bring 3-6 years PQE & step into an in house role within the media industry
Work directly with the Executive Team & Senior Leadership Team

Provide legal advice across sales, technology, digital & licencing arrangements, sponsorships, events, partnerships & agency trading agreements

About Us

MediaWorks' award winning business includes some of the country's best-loved nationwide radio brands such as The Edge, More FM, Magic, Mai FM, The Sound, The Rock, The Breeze, George FM and our digital streaming app rova. We are New Zealand's largest independent broadcaster, reaching 96% of Kiwis through our extensive portfolio of premium brands across radio, digital and live platforms and our digital streaming app rova. Our outdoor division includes premium digital and static billboards and key transit media.

The Role

Reporting to the General Counsel, this role will provide support to both our Head Office in Auckland as well as our offices and teams throughout New Zealand.

You will work closely with the General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel and you will have an opportunity to work directly with members of the Executive Team and Senior Leadership Team.

  • Provide advice on a wide range of legal matters including commercial contracts with respect to sales, technology, digital and licensing arrangements, sponsorship, events partnerships and agency trading agreements
  • Assist the General Counsel with various M&A and corporate matters
  • Provide training and guidance materials to the business regarding ASA, BSA and other regulatory and industry matters
  • Lead contract negotiations and support throughout the contracting process
  • Partner with the business and proactively negotiate solutions whilst advising the business on levels of risk
  • Support the business in managing operational and regulatory risks including the development and delivery of key policies
  • Develop strong stakeholder relationships and networks within MediaWorks

About You

This is a good opportunity for someone who may be in private practice and is looking to make a move in house.

  • Qualified solicitor in New Zealand
  • 3-6 years PQE in private practice or in-house
  • Experience in corporate and commercial law
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Partner closely with internal stakeholders to ensure clarity of understanding of the commercial and legal requirements of various business activities

On Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Ongoing career opportunities
  • Join our passionate, experienced team of experts
  • MediaPerks - discounts on Southern Cross Health Insurance, gyms, retailers & restaurants
  • Represent market leading brands within the media industry
  • Step into a brand new, architecturally renowned, state of the art building - all our radio stations are onsite & we encourage you to hot desk & get to know our different teams/brands
  • Supportive manager who will give you the tools and knowledge you need to thrive
  • Social environment - shoot hoops or play table tennis on your lunch break
  • Barista quality coffee machines to ensure you get your daily fix
  • Bring your dog to work on Fluffy Fridays

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