Senior Manager Business and Legal Affairs to Discovery Sweden
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media.
Discovery Networks Sweden is a commercial TV house with channels such as Channel 5, Channel 9, Channel 11, Discovery Channel, TLC, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Animal Planet, Discovery World, Discovery Science, Investigation Discovery, Discovery HD, Animal Planet HD as well as the play service, Dplay. The most recently acquired principal owner, Discovery Communications, also owns the rights to Olympic 2018 – 2024 and Swedish fotboll league Allsvenskan from 2019.At Discovery Networks Sweden, we are about 110 people. Our working environment is characterized by freedom under responsibility and we strive for our values Awareness, Passion and Actionoriented to be reflected in how we act and deal with each other, viewers and our customers. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We are now looking for a Senior Manager Business and Legal Affairs to our legal department in Stockholm. You will report to Director Legal Sweden.
In the role as Senior Manager, you will negotiate all commercial and legal aspects of programme commission, co-production, format and talent deals and agreements for Discovery´s channels in the Nordics, focussing particularly on Sweden and Finland. You will work closely with, advise and support local production teams as well as establish, maintain and develop relationships with key producers. You will also provide on-going general business and legal advice to internal clients concerning production, music, broadcast clearance, copyright and other intellectual property and content-related issues, as they arise.
Who are you?
You have a Swedish law degree, and at least four years of professional media / IP law experience in an international environment, ideally law firm and/or multi-national company. You are self-motivated with strong business affairs and legal negotiating experience and a detailed knowledge of the local TV production business with a Nordic and global outlook. Extensive contacts amongst programme producers and distributors in the region would be an advantage. Preferably, you have a good knowledge of television business, free to air, cable, pay and satellite TV industry and general entertainment industry and ´new media´ developments. You have a flexible mindset to changes, you are curious, agile and entrepreneurial, and comfortable in dealing with uncertainty is a must. Excellent knowledge of business English is required.
What we offer you
You will join a dynamic, fast-paced work environment in a constantly evolving industry. You will play an important role in the Swedish organization. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential.
In this recruitment process, Discovery is supported by Jurek Rekrytering & Bemanning. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received so please apply (in English) as soon as possible. Please note that we do not accept applications by email. For any questions, please contact recruitment consultant Helena Woodcock by phone 0733 10 95 85 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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