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Job Description

Position Details



Position title

Associate Legal


Associate Legal


Legal and S&P


Legal and S&P

Supervisor position

Legal Counsel






Within the organization

Outside the organization



Litigation partners




LLB or LLM (added advantage)

Overall Experience

7 – 8 years

Essential expertise

Handling media related transactions

Desirable experience

3 – 4 years in the Media Industry with at least 2 years’ experience on transactions for OTT / digital platform

Other job requirements



Key Responsibilities


  • Handling all types of transactions pertaining to the OTT platform, SonyLIV, and its allied digital businesses, and advising on rights availability and management, exploitation avenues, holdbacks and partnering with the digital team to provide legal support. 
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the entire spectrum of digital/OTT platform to support the digital business of SPNI including: -
    1. acquiring movies, short-films, web-series, shows, linear channels, live event streaming, music videos etc.
  1. syndicating content to digital platforms, API integrations; subscription based syndication aimed at driving the AVOD and SVOD business in the following sectors:
    1. Media & Services.
    2. Wallets; and
    3. Travel Apps / Portals;
    4. Consumer Apps;
    5. E-commerce;
    6. Banks and Payments;
    7. Internet Service Providers;
    8. Connected Devices (TV and Mobile);
    1. Appointing software companies for creation and development of software and special features to enhance user experience;Agency agreements, marketing agreements, telco agreements, advertising, sponsorship and other monetization opportunities.
  • Conducting due diligence of the content to be acquired
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders on a daily basis
  • Knowledge about relevant laws

Critical Competencies for Success



  • Strategic thinker balanced with a grasp of details. Must possess the ability to switch between execution and strategy mode most effortlessly.
  • Ability to prioritize and cope with competing demands.  Must possess a sense of urgency and excellent execution and project management skills.
  • Passion for results and excellence.
  • Must be able to get the job done by working collaboratively with others.
  • Inquisitive and analytical mind; out-of-the-box thinking; bring a creative perspective to business problems applying functional expertise, business understanding and common sense.



  • Should have knowledge of the content rights
  • Ability to understand the digital business
  • Good presentation skills and must be well versed with technology and processes.


Other Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate must be bright, quick, and a team player who also possesses independence of thought and opinion to provide candor and honesty to support and influence key business decisions. Must have authenticity to establish quality relationships across the organization through the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and mutual respect. Personal traits which will make one an ideal candidate for the position are:

  • Straightforward, professional and polished
  • Excellent communicator
  • A do-it-yourself orientation, consistent with the company’s “roll-up the-sleeves” culture
  • Is a balanced individual capable of developing creative solutions while anticipating and mitigating risks
  • Has business acumen and is a strategic thinker
  • Is an independent thinker and assertive. Can voice his/her opinion and challenge status quo in a professional manner.


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