Compliance Lawyer

  • About the Firm: The award-winning Legal and Compliance Department advises the Channel's editorial staff and its programme makers on all content-related legal and compliance issues relating to the making and broadcast of programmes and other content on all Channel 4 platforms, before and after broadcast.
  • About the role: In this in-house role, you will be providing comprehensive legal and regulatory advice across the nations and regions on programme and online content issues published in all media including television, online and emerging technologies; and the robust defence of all legal and regulatory challenges to such content.
  • Looking For: We are looking to secure your expertise and experience in advising pre and post publication on media law and regulation concerning programme and/or online and/or other media content; complemented by your demonstrable in depth understanding of media law and regulation including defamation, contempt, privacy, data protection and the Ofcom Broadcasting Code and Guidance; and your proven track record of media litigation – defendant and/or claimant work.
  • Opportunities: the opportunities afforded to you will include, but not be limited to, providing programme and online content legal advice – pre and post broadcast; programme content regulatory advice e.g. including the Ofcom Broadcasting Code - pre and post broadcast’ providing advice on editorial ethics affecting programme making and online content and handling reviews into programme and online content issues before and after broadcast.
  • And more: You will keep up-to-date on all key legal and compliance developments; understand editorial ambitions and provide clear and robust legal and compliance advice that realises this ambition; and adequately protect the Corporation and producers and ensure that editorial content can be robustly defended.

Channel 4

Channel 4 was set up with a unique model as a ‘publisher-broadcaster’, meaning that we do not have any in-house production, but instead commission content from production companies throughout the UK.