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Job Introduction

  • Working within collaborative team to deliver and implement Business and Legal Affairs (BLA) support to all lines of BBC Studios business across Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Maintaining and improving contract and document management systems and internal reporting processes
  • Building and maintaining internal and external relationships and partnerships within APAC and across departments and offices within the BBCS network
  • Drafting and assisting with negotiation of straightforward contracts


The role requires a ‘one BBC’ approach with close teamwork and/or embedded ways of working with all Divisions across the organisation. This is central to our purpose and culture and is critical to this role.

Role Responsibility

  1. Systems and record keeping: Lead on contract execution and document management processes (e.g. signing and filing of both hard/soft copy documents, and courier of documents to our global offices) and ensure all records on relevant BBC systems are current and maintained. Support team on Company Secretarial and regulatory filings and internal reporting requirements.


  1. Team support: Coordinate administrative matters for the team (e.g. preparation of weekly team meeting agenda, note taking, status tracking of items requiring action from various stakeholders and managing team members’ calendar as needed etc., processing of invoices). Provide proactive assistance to lawyers in arranging documents for notarisation and legalisation where required.


  1. Stakeholder management: Work well with various teams across numerous departments and global offices.


  1. Regulatory & Market intelligence: Work with team members to compile related guidance notes and help to schedule relevant training sessions on legislative, regulatory and industry-related developments, changes and trends.


  1. Training and Development: Work with team members to develop and provide day-to-day support, training and development for Commercial teams as well as coordinating training opportunities for BLA team members. To maintain efficiencies by reviewing and proposing new ways of working.


  1. Research: Provide proactive assistance to lawyers by undertaking legal research, gathering information and collating relevant information to support resolution of legal issues across the region.


  1. Risk management: To assist with monitoring and tracking of legal, contractual and business affairs risk, brand and IP protection.


  1. Contract drafting: Basic contract drafting following existing precedents and templates.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Document management experience and basic contract drafting.
  • Educated to degree level or similar acquired through vocational training and relevant work experience.
  • Experience in working in a private practice law firm environment or MNC in-house environment (TMT preferred but not essential), providing legal and administrative support while respecting confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely.
  • Good organizational skills with ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure.
  • Shows initiative, commitment and flexibility when faced with obstacles.
  • Motivated to learn and open to constructive feedback.
  • Computer literate with skills across a range of IT packages.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships.
  • Experience of managing and/or delivering projects.
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to examine and summarize complex data.
  • An approach that encompasses responsiveness, proactivity, flexibility, resilience, passion and energy.



  • Knowledge of, and/or experience in, broadcast, production or media sectors
  • Intellectual Property Law experience
  • Experience working in in-house environment
  • Mandarin or other languages relevant for APAC region


Job Impact

  • Makes well-judged and informed decisions and takes responsibility for their consequences.
  • Manages own time to achieve specified short-term targets.
  • Exercises proactivity, responsibility, empowerment, judgment and discretion.
  • Maintains strong working relationships.
Job ID 45655241840 Date posted 08/03/2023 Location Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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