General Counsel jobs vacancy at A Newspaper Company Nigeria 2013

We are a Leading Newspaper in Nigeria with wide national spread. As part of our growth strategy and to further consolidate our market share, our company is recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: General Counsel

Job Purpose
The ideal candidate will provide overall legal responsibility to the company.

Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Examine for legal implications advertisements and other such materials/documents meant for publication
  • Manage, relationships with external solicitors
  • Provide internal legal advisory services
  • Provision of a broad range of corporate professional services
  • Give legal advice on agreements/memorandum of understanding/contracts etc
  • Ensure compliance with various statutory requirements of the law and monitor changes in regulatory environment
  • Provide services as may be required from time to time.

Qualifications,  Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • Good first degree in Law from a reputable institution
  • An additional qualification in Mass Communication or higher degree such as LLM will be an added advantage
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years of proven post-call practice.
  • Previous experience in a media organization will be an added advantage
  • Must have extensive knowledge of law of libel
  • Must have good knowledge of Microsoft office suite, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ideal age should be between 30 – 45 years.

Very Attractive

Application Closing Date
4th February, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their curriculum vitae in a pdf format to:

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

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