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Media.Monks

Legal Counsel APAC - FTC

at Media.Monks

Singapore



THE COMPANY

Media.Monks is a global powerhouse connecting the dots across content, data & digital media and technology services. Inspired by the connectivity and flexibility of technology APIs, Media.Monks’ single-P&L model offers brands seamless access to a nearly 9,000-strong team of digital talent organized across 57 talent hubs in 32 countries. 

With us, you'll find a diverse group of colleagues with different backgrounds and perspectives. We believe everyone has something of value to offer, and that sustaining a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace begins with fostering an environment where people can be themselves, authentically, every day. We want to build something with the potential to change the heart of our industry, and we’d love to include your unique perspective. But it's not all work! Everyone at Media.Monks knows how to have a good time, and everyone contributes to the positive energy of our culture.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for an autonomous, strategic, and flexible Legal Counsel who will thrive in a high-pressure, high-stakes creative environment. This role will handle deal negotiations for a broad range of creative production projects across Asia-Pacific, clearance of international marketing campaigns, provide practical and business-focused guidance and support to internal business stakeholders as well as working collaboratively alongside our other regional legal teams. 

Ideally this position will be performed from either our Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai or Kuala Lumpar office but we are open to applications from other locations in APAC where we have an office! 

Note: This is a 6-month fixed-term maternity cover position with the possibility of extension.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Draft, negotiate, and review a variety of legal documents and contracts that bolster our creative production teams in taking on bigger and bolder projects. Your primary focus will be on our MSAs, Statements of Work, RfPs, NDAs, and third-party agreements.
  • Work with clients and internal teams to negotiate commercial terms to align with company policies and objectives.
  • Provide legal support and advice on compliance and clearance matters for projects and campaigns across APAC.
  • Work collaboratively with the APAC legal team to create, update and roll out contract policies and commercial/legal strategies to support the business.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure correct implementation of all legal guidelines and other policies.
  • Collaborate with functional counterparts to manage data, privacy and other matters.  
  • Collaborate with legal counterparts in other regions to provide guidance and support to the global legal team.  
  • Create, maintain, and update internal contract templates to reflect changes in the company’s business and the legal landscape. 
  • Stay current on relevant industry, commercial, IP, privacy, data, employment, and other laws, regulations, and developments to adapt our commercial processes accordingly.
  • Help manage our legal administration to keep our day-to-day legal practices up-to-date.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 3-5+ years experience working as an in-house counsel or private practice in relevant practice areas.
  • Qualified lawyer in good standing admitted to practice in a qualified jurisdiction.
  • Ideally, you have hands-on experience with advertising, technology, content and digital media, contract and commercial law, and copyright matters. Experience in AI is a plus! 
  • You have excellent communication skills and are fluent in English (written and verbal). Other languages are a plus!
  • You are culturally aware and adaptable to working with colleagues across APAC.
  • You have negotiating skills and are experienced in drafting commercial contracts.
  • You can provide practical and business-focused guidance and support to internal business stakeholders. 
  • You have excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • You have a good eye for detail, as well as an ability to understand the bigger picture.
  • You’re flexible and eager to take on tasks in new areas of law.
  • You like working as part of a team but can also work independently with minimal supervision.
  • You’re proactive, strategic, and results-oriented; able to work on tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy.
  • You’re a self-starter with a strong work ethic.

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About Media.Monks

Media.Monks is the purely digital, unitary operating brand of S4Capital plc that connects 7,600+ digital natives across one global team. We are united by a mission to shift industries forward and pave the path towards ambitious outcomes so our clients and our people can realize their full potential for growth. Joining Media.Monks means becoming part of a highly ambitious collective of some of the most gifted, focused, joyful talent from all over the world, with the goal to change the industry for good.

Our unified model combines solutions in media, data, social, platforms, studio, experience, brand and technology services to help our clients continuously reinvent themselves throughout increasingly rapid cycles of disruption. Our efforts to shape culture, build innovative technologies and unlock the future of growth have earned recognition from numerous esteemed panels: we maintain a constant presence on Adweek’s Fastest Growing lists (2019-23), regular recognition at Cannes Lions, and continual inclusion in AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players (2020-24). In addition, we’ve received the honor of being Adweek’s first AI Agency of the year (2023), the title of Webby Production Company of the Year (2021-24), a record number of FWAs, and have earned a spot on Newsweek’s Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces 2023. Together, these achievements solidify our experience in digital innovation, excellence in craft, and commitment to personal growth.

We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a respectful and empowering work environment for all people to freely express themselves amongst colleagues who embrace diversity in all respects. Including fresh voices and unique points of view in all aspects of our business not only creates an environment where we can all grow and thrive but also increases our potential to produce work that better represents—and resonates with—the world around us. 

While we continue to grow our teams, please be mindful of fraudulent job postings and recruiting activities that may use our company name and information. Please be mindful to protect your personal information, especially your national identification number, and bank account information during a recruiting process. While Media.Monks may reach out to potential candidates via LinkedIn, we will always ask applicants to apply through our website (https://media.monks.com/careers) and will never ask for payment or bank account information during the recruitment process.

Disclaimer: 
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