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. Every day, Discovery Networks Sweden inspires and entertains viewers with its content and makes them laugh, cry, feel or simply learn something new. Discovery Networks Sweden is owned by Discovery Inc and is Sweden´s second largest commercial television house. There are 11 channels in Sweden - among them are Channel 5, Channel 9, Channel 11, Eurosport, Discovery channel - and one of Sweden´s fastest growing streaming services: discovery+. Proud owners of the rights to Olympic 2018 – 2024 and Swedish football league Allsvenskan.At Discovery Networks Sweden, we are about 180 people. More about Discovery Networks: https://www.discoverynetworks.se/page/var-arbetsplats

Director Legal to Discovery Networks Sweden

Discovery Networks Legal is hiring a Director Legal in Sweden to support the Nordic region in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment in a constantly evolving industry!

The role

As Director Legal your role will cover tasks in the Nordic region, but you will primarily deal with Swedish related legal and commercial matters. The position is highly focused on negotiating and drafting agreements with third parties regarding distribution of content and clearance of rights. You work closely together with the business where you are expected not only to provide legal advice but also be a reliable discussion partner where you also from time to time take lead in the discussions. Further, you will also manage the Swedish legal department. You will play an important part of the Swedish business and as such take part in strategic discussions and decisions on a variety of company related matters.

The place of work will be Stockholm and you will report to the Senior Director Legal, Nordics.

Who are you?

You have a Swedish law degree, and at least seven years of professional media/technology / IP law and general private law experience in an international environment, ideally law firm and/or multi-national company. Preferably, you have a good knowledge of television business and general entertainment industry as well as ´new media´ developments. You have proven experience in giving fast and efficient business-minded legal support as well as in drafting and negotiating agreements. You have excellent negotiation skills and sound business judgment. You have a flexible mindset to changes, you are curious, agile 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 and Nordic organization. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential.

Application

In this recruitment process Discovery is supported by Jurek Rekrytering & Bemanning. Interviews will be carried out as applications (in English) are received so please apply as soon as possible via www.jurek.se. Please note that we do not accept applications by mail. For any questions, please contact recruitment consultant Helena Woodcock by phone 0733 – 109585, or by email at helena.woodcock@jurek.se.  

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