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Warner Bros. Discovery Senior Counsel - Digital in London, United Kingdom

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New Role…

Warner Bros. Discovery is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming - creating world-class products for consumers.

The Senior Counsel Direct to Consumer Legal, EMEA is responsible for all legal aspects of our fast-paced and ever-growing direct-to-consumer business.

Based in London, this position will form part of the Direct to Consumer and Streaming (D2C) EMEA Legal team. The role reports to the D2C Regional Legal Lead for EMEA. The D2C Legal team (with lawyers based in the US and the UK) has an international remit and provides comprehensive and proactive legal support to Warner Bros. Discovery’s global digital businesses: HBO Max, discovery+ (including TNT Sport) and Eurosport. Digital is a core growth area and a key priority for Warner Bros. Discovery as it continues to expand its portfolio of direct-to-consumer SVOD, AVOD and digital content services, making it a dynamic and exciting environment to work in.

Your Role Accountabilities...

Consumer and Marketing

  • Work closely with key stakeholders on the global rollout of new digital product launches.

  • Provide support across the consumer lifecycle/experience, including advising on product development, buyflows, subscription models and pricing, promotions, customer support and complaints.

  • Advising on a wide range of consumer, regulatory and marketing law issues.

  • Advertising, marketing and promotional campaign clearance and events for both the D2C services and content

  • Liaising with the global compliance teams to ensure product compliance across all markets.

  • A proven track record in product development and marketing are key to the role.

Commercial Agreements

  • Draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of commercial agreements, including in respect of (without limitation) promotional partnerships, events, consultancy services, influencers, sponsorships, marketing, advertising and confidentiality.

  • Work closely with our international legal team to advise on digital distribution agreements with key affiliate and global partners, including content distribution agreements with OTT platform providers and app stores.

  • Draft, negotiate and advise on Ad Tech agreements including SSP, DSP and DMP agreements.

General Responsibilities

  • Create and update relevant policies and template agreements.

  • Work closely with the regional legal teams globally to navigate legal restrictions, improve efficiencies, and implement best practices.

  • Liaise with the Finance, Tax, Data Protection, Information Security, Procurement, Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance and Employment teams as appropriate

Qualifications & Experience...

  • A technically very proficient lawyer

  • An excellent understanding of product development, consumer law and marketing experience essential

  • Experience working in a digital media, technology and/or broadcast media company would be a key advantage

  • Good business and legal judgment and a flexible and creative approach

  • Must be a UK-qualified lawyer or common law equivalent with approximately 3-5 years post-qualification experience (PQE is given as a guide only, this will not be a determining factor of suitability and applicants of other levels of PQE may apply) and excellent academics. Training and experience at a top City law firm is an advantage.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.