Legal Counsel

October 29 2020
Industries Ecommerce, Multimedia
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Legal, Paralegal
Vancouver, BC

About BBTV

BBTV is a media-tech company advancing the world through the creation, distribution, management and monetization of content. We provide end-to-end solutions to content owners including proprietary tech, leading services and enhanced distribution & monetization. We are the second largest video property worldwide in terms of unique viewers following only Google, reaching tens of billions of monthly impressions.

About the Role

We are currently seeking a junior solicitor to join our Legal team. Are you a business-minded individual who is a quick and voracious learner, has a passion for negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, and is looking for an exciting opportunity to practice law in the burgeoning digital media space? Candidates should have a strong interest in IP and entertainment law (e.g. copyright and licensing) and regulatory compliance matters (e.g. privacy, data security, advertising). The successful candidate will have been called and admitted to the BC Bar or other relevant jurisdiction.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and assist in contract negotiations, including licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, service agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and EULAs and TOS
  • Assist in identifying, evaluating and assessing legal issues and risks regarding the Company’s business initiatives
  • Provide legal support and advice to internal business units, including on issues related to copyright infringement, influencer marketing, anti-spam, employment standards data security and privacy
  • Work with the Company’s operations team to monitor general tasks and projects for Legal department
  • Assist in the drafting of company policies, procedures and standards
  • Knowledge of compliance laws and regulations relevant to the digital media industry, including those related to IP/copyright/DMCA, privacy, data security, advertising (influencer marketing, FTC endorsement guides, COPPA), consumer protection, anti-spam, sanctions, and online financial services
  • Assist in updating and creating contract templates
  • Assist in the development of internal process and procedures for contracts
  • Conduct legal research to identify legal issues and risks; formulate and recommend legal strategies and solutions in a comprehensive manner; and draft memorandums and legal opinions
  • Assist with pending, threatened, or existing disputes between the company and third parties
  • Capture and condense notes from meetings, provide input and follow up on action items

Required Skills and Experience

  • LL.B. and member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work proactively and reliably with tight timeframes while remaining organized
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with legal professionals and business units to provide top-tier legal services in a timely and efficient manner
  • Experience in the following areas an asset:
    • Copyright, media, entertainment, music
    • YouTube and other digital platforms
    • Corporate-commercial, employment, licensing
    • Marketing, advertising & consumer protection law (including FTC / Competition Bureau guidelines)
    • Gaming (mobile games)
    • Merchandising
    • Online financial services

At BBTV, our team is everything. We offer competitive compensation packages and have a strong focus on diversity, inclusiveness and equitable compensation. We also offer flexible hours and operate on a horizontal management structure that rewards creativity and values transparency.

From our commitment to giving back (support for everyone to volunteer with a charitable or community initiative), our culture committee (social events, team-building, diversity and inclusion), and our support for personal and career development through our learning & development program, we’re not your typical 9-5 gig.

BBTV is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all people.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To all recruitment agencies, BBTV does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, BBTV employees or any other company location. BBTV is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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