IROKO Partners Limited Job for a Junior Legal Counsel

IROKO is Africa’s leading entertainment technology company. Launched in 2010, by Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, it is one of the most talked about African internet start-ups, thanks to its flagship Nollywood movie platform iROKOtv. Head quartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the company has pioneered Video-On-Demand for Nollywood content (Nigerian movies) and has aggregated the world’s largest online catalogue of African content, totalling 10,000+ hours.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Junior Legal Counsel
Position Summary

  • To assist Head of Legal with all legal contracts, particularly high volume Free to Air license agreements, administrative support and any other related matters as assigned. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review, negotiate and draft a wide range of agreements and documents, particularly Free To Air license, revenue share and advertising agreements;
  • Perform legal research on broad range of matters and local laws, particularly on media and entertainment in Nigeria; and
  • Track all legal contracts and develop a contract calendar.
  • Provide support to Head of Legal, senior-level management and sales and marketing teams;
  • Handle high volume transactions with tight deadlines;

Ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Comfortable with Free to Air (particularly), Pay TV, Advertising and other commercial contracts
  • Requires little or no supervision
  • Member of the Nigerian Bar
  • At least 3-5 years experience practising law with or clerking for a law firm in Nigeria, or in-house with a leading Free to Air channel

Skills Required:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communicator
  • Willingness to adapt to changing situations and be solution-oriented
  • Cultural awareness
  • Research Skills
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and under tight time frames

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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