We are dedicated to the beautiful game and its development in every corner of the world and in all of its aspects.

We are now looking for a Senior Legal Counsel – Content & Media that is part of FIFA and supports us on our mission.

These are your key tasks:
•Drafting, negotiating and advising on a broad range of content related projects, notably in connection with FIFA’s OTT proposition (FIFA+) and its digital/social platforms
•The successful candidate will be the key point of contact for legal matters related to, inter alia, content:
•licensing (both in and out);
•production (including pre-production/development, financing and co-productions);
•distribution (including carriage and syndication arrangements);
•clearances / releases; and
•related service agreements (including live/non-live broadcast production);
in each case for both long and short form content and still images produced in-house and externally
•Primarily focusing on non-live content related matters
•Overseeing and advising upon broadcast regulatory matters and drafting related agreements
•Advising on digital / social media related matters in so far as they relate to content
•Providing legal support for music related matters (both live and recorded music)
•Managing, developing and maintaining FIFA’s portfolio of non-live content related templates
•Guiding other team members, including review of their work
•Instructing and liaising with external counsel in connection with local law matters in various jurisdictions

The specific competencies we require for this position are:
•Native level English with prior experience of drafting and negotiating complex, high value and nuanced English language agreements and giving advice
•Fully qualified to practise law (registered on the roll / admitted to the bar of an appropriate jurisdiction) having completed all necessary academic and practical training with a minimum 6-10 years of legal practice PQE
•Minimum 6 years of relevant “on the job” experience working in a similar position at a reputable media law firm and/or notable streaming platform, broadcaster and/or production house
•Excellent understanding of the broadcast, content, media, and digital products landscapes. Prior experience working with major streaming platforms and/or content production houses is advantageous
•An understanding of / prior experience in the licensing and sale of live rights is advantageous
•Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
•Structured, competent, reliable, well-organised and precise working style with a strong eye for detail
•Ability to work flexibly across a wide range of commercial legal practice areas
•Strong commercial acumen with an ability to transfer legal knowledge into commercially and operationally oriented solutions
•Proactive with a strong sense of personal responsibility
•Resilient with an ability to competently handle a large workload amid rapidly shifting priorities
•Open-minded team player with an affinity for working with different cultures
•High degree of professionalism and ability to create, develop and maintain strong and reliable relationships
•Service orientated personality with a keen perception of legal, commercial and policy related implications
•Self-reliant and capable of taking initiative
•Willingness to operate outside of comfort zone
•Comfortable with occasional international travel

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