New Role: Head of Legal Operations

New role in from Condé Nast for a UK-based Head of Legal Operations.

More details below:

About the job

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others.

Job Description

Location: London, GB

Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair and Wired, among many others. Our award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month.

We are headquartered in London and New York, and operate in 31 markets worldwide, including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S., with local licence partners across the globe.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to devise, develop and deliver legal and compliance operational solutions and support to our global business. You will partner closely with legal colleagues and leaders across our organisation to identify ways in which legal and contractual services can be delivered in a smarter way, decision making made easier and business documents and records organised and preserved in consistent and searchable ways.

The Team

The Conde Nast Legal department has been recently established to support our global organisation through an extensive and exciting period of change and transformation. As we move to the next phase of our development, we are now seeking an experienced legal operations leader to join the General Counsel’s leadership team and drive the development of a Legal Operating model for the department and our wider business. The person taking on the role will have the opportunity to build a team and will be joining a company which is positive about the potential for ethical uses of AI to enhance our business.

What will you be doing?

  • Contracts and Governance: Working closely with the Deputy General Counsel, establish a new approach to contract lifecycle management, identifying tools and overseeing a team that can provide the company with a clear approach and robust business documents, data and records and enables smooth, effective and well documented decision making.
  • Data: Support the development and implementation of a new approach to Privacy operations, establishing repeatable processes, useful tools and clear information that can support global technology and commercial colleagues.
  • IP Protection: Assist our content and commercial teams by identifying operational solutions that can help us better protect our IP.
  • Rights & Syndication: Support the creation and availability of accurate and comprehensive Rights information, developing a service that enables colleagues to know what IP is available, where and on what basis.
  • Compliance, Ethics & ESG: Support the Compliance, Ethics and ESG teams by developing the capability to track, monitor and manage our performance against company goals and policies, creating ways of producing and sharing relevant data and information.
  • Legal Department: Work with the General Counsel to develop an operating model for the Legal Department, building connections between different teams and markets and establishing ways of working with outside counsel, supporting budget management, developing tools to support Team KPIs, running team feedback loops and supporting wider team administration.

Who you are:

  • Experience of developing a legal operations capability in a truly global company.
  • First class and up to date knowledge of legal operations tools and best practices.
  • Experience of legal operations team development and line management preferred.
  • Experience of working in a digital, media or other IP rich company preferred, with experience of working in an ad tech environment highly desirable.
  • Prior experience of working as a lawyer or paralegal preferred.
  • Prior experience of deploying Legal Ops in a matrix management environment preferred.

Where will you be?

This is a hybrid role with 3 days a week in our beautiful Adelphi office, with breathtaking views over the Thames, and next to the hustle and bustle of The Strand.

What benefits do we offer?

  • Condé Nast Learning Hub where you’ll find you’ll find all Condé Nast-developed learning courses and trainings, and over 16,000+ courses in seven local languages
  • 25 days holiday and extra days of annual leave life events like moving house or wanting to volunteer with a charity
  • Hybrid working and core hours
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Bupa Private Healthcare
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Bring your dog to work
  • A wide variety of wellness benefits including gym discounts
  • Discounts and Magazine Subscriptions
  • Employee Resource Groups to provide a platform for employees to identify shared objectives, exchange ideas, and work on community priorities for our global workforce

More information and how to apply here

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