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Corporate Counsel

Sydney, Melbourne - Part time

Southern Cross Austereo delivers engaging entertainment solutions across an unrivalled portfolio of multimedia brands with the biggest shows, best talent and most exciting events across Australia. We engage staff who are the best in the business and want to work for a supportive, exciting and dynamic company with a culture of high performance. We look far and wide to employ a diverse workforce – we all bring something a little bit different – and in return we give you everything you need to bring your best self to work.

We are looking for an energetic and motivated Corporate Counsel to join our in-house legal team, commencing in June 2021.  

Reporting to our Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, you will need to be a trusted adviser, supporting our business to implement effective decisions and actions while managing legal risks and requirements. 

This role is available on a part-time basis (3 days per week) and SCA offers flexibility through our SCA YourWay program. This rare opportunity also offers the ability to be based in either Sydney or Melbourne, flexible for the right candidate. This role supports our business in all Australian states and territories.

You’ll help prepare, negotiate and advise on contracts for technology partnerships and services, ad campaigns, program supply, on-air talent, and music, video and content licensing; manage risks of on-air and online content, trade promotions, advertising scripts and handling personal information; and guide the business on managing complaints and regulatory investigations.

No two days are the same at SCA. To succeed in our fast-paced, collaborative environment, you’ll need:

  • At least three years post-admission experience in private practice or in-house
  • Substantial experience in relevant areas of law such as technology and commercial contracting, intellectual property (trade marks and copyright), privacy, and consumer law,
  • To be well-organised with attention to detail, meeting deadlines and managing expectations
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound legal research and problem-solving skills
  • A track record of building trusted working relationships with your own team and your clients
  • To be a team player – able to work well on your own and as part of a team

We’ll support and guide you to develop your skills, grow your career and reach your potential. We offer flexible working arrangements, health insurance discounts, workplace banking programs, concert tickets, footy tickets, special client discounts, rooftop gigs, social gatherings – the list goes on!

SCA is a values-driven organisation. If you live and breathe our values, you’ll be a perfect fit. We collaborate, take initiative, maximise creativity, have courage and act with integrity.

Interested?  We’d love to hear from you! Please apply via SCA Careers by submitting your cover letter (detailing salary expectations and any applicable notice periods) and CV.

SCA reserves the right to commence recruitment immediately, and the Talent Acquisition team may close applications once a suitable talent pool of candidates has been sourced.

WHY US?

As one of Australia's most innovative and exciting entertainment-based media companies, working for Southern Cross Austereo is far more than a job – it’s an opportunity to be associated with one of the world’s leaders in media entertainment.  Our radio networks are committed to delivering the country’s best entertainment, music, sport, comedy and big events to Australians whilst our digital division is leading the way in thought leadership and innovation. We also have affiliation arrangements with all of the metropolitan commercial television networks which means SCA’s television services cover most of regional Australia. The combination of our TV, Radio and digital assets can reach 95% of Australians, engaging over 10 million people per week, making us a truly integrated media company.

Employing approximately 2,500 staff nationally, SCA is an exciting, vibrant, energetic and progressive company. Our values are the standards which our people share that guide our day-to-day decisions, shape or individual and collective behaviour and make us who we are today.

The opportunities to grow your career is endless when you’re working for one of Australia’s leading media companies. We provide all staff with ongoing support and guidance to develop your skills, grow your media career and reach your full potential.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to advancing equal employment opportunities for our staff and to diversify and develop our workforce. Furthermore, we aim to recognise the value of attracting and retaining employees with different backgrounds, experience, knowledge and abilities. We also aim to ensure diversity contributes to our business success and benefits individuals, teams, clients and the community.