Legal and Policy Officer

SAA - Society of Audiovisual Authors

Legal and Policy Officer

SAA - Society of Audiovisual Authors

Brussels, Belgium

The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) is the association of European collective management organisations for audiovisual authors’ rights. Its members (33 societies in 25 countries) manage rights for over 160,000 European screenwriters and directors.

The SAA is looking to appoint a Legal and Policy Officer (junior position) to research and analyse legal topics in the area of work of the SAA: copyright, authors’ rights, collective rights management, media law and intellectual property rights’ enforcement in Europe, as well in other fields. The position includes legislative monitoring, conducting legal analysis, writing reports and supporting the SAA’s strategy, team and members under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Main responsibilities:

Conduct legal research and provide legal assistance

  • Research, analyse and summarise legal texts such as EU and national laws or caselaw related to the above-mentioned areas of work of the SAA (including comparative law) and where needed, in other fields such as contractual law, competition law, etc.;
  • Monitor the implementation of directives in the SAA’s fields of activity and update the SAA database;
  • Liaise with SAA members and assist them on legal issues where needed.

Support to the SAA’s strategy, team and members

  • Provide support to the advocacy activities of the SAA, including by attending events and meetings with various players (EU institutions, stakeholders), and reporting on them;
  • Assist with the organisation of SAA meetings (agenda, minutes) and events.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in intellectual property law, with expertise in copyright;
  • Sound knowledge of the European institutions and of the EU decision-making process;
  • Relevant professional experience (including long-term internships) in the areas of work of the SAA: copyright, culture, audiovisual or other creative sectors;
  • Excellent English with a proven ability to write in a clear, understandable and engaging way. Knowledge of French or German would be an asset;
  • Interest in research and law-making process;
  • Rigorous, dynamic and responsible, showing autonomy, initiative and reactivity.

We offer:

  • A full-time position (38 hours a week) giving you the opportunity to integrate a small, dynamic and multi-cultural team in a membership organisation (possible travels);
  • An undetermined contract with salary according to experience, coupled with various benefits (lunch vouchers, 13th month, extra-legal holidays, structural homeworking scheme, eco- vouchers and transportation costs within Brussels region).

Application:

Please send your CV with a motivation letter in English by 29 September 2021.
Due to the high number of applications, we can only provide a reply to shortlisted candidates.

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