• Legal Vacancy in a Leading Newspaper

  • Posted on: 23 January, 2013 Deadline: 5 February, 2013
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  • 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:

    General Counsel


    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their curriculum vitae in a pdf format to: legalcounselrecruitment@gmail.com

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