Government

Legal Counsel II Media Law (Corporate Services)

April 10, 2019

What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Please note this is a full-time, temporary position of 15 months.

Your role:

The position is based in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver.

As legal counsel for media law matters, your main role will be to provide all media lines with advice on program content (web, television, radio), particularly regarding defamation and publication bans, to protect the Corporation from lawsuits.

You’ll be part of a media law team who work closely with the news department to produce reports, so you’ll be right where the action is. You will also liaise with external legal counsel on media litigation cases involving the Corporation. You may also be asked to draft detailed legal opinions.

In addition, as a key member of the Law Department, you will be advising operational areas of CBC/Radio-Canada and working with senior executives in sensitive, high-profile areas. You must have excellent writing, negotiation, and communication skills. You will also need to be creative and flexible to deliver your opinions in a timely manner to the news department.

We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • Member of a Canadian Law Society about five years.
  • Experience practicing media, defamation, litigation and/or copyright law (asset).
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • Fluent in French (spoken and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: tact and diplomacy.
  • Efficient; good judgment skills; solid communication skills.
  • Discretion to perform all duties with complete confidentiality.

Mandatory: Please include a cover letter, outlining your interest with your application.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

CBC/Radio-Canada

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At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance. Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

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CBC/Radio-Canada


City

Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver

Size of Company

200 + people

Area of Practice

Litigation

Experience Required

5+ years