Vacancy: Legal and Policy Officer

Join our small and dynamic team as Legal and Policy Officer!

In this role, you will work on legal topics in the areas of copyright, authors’ rights, collective rights management, artificial intelligence, media law, audiovisual and digital policies in Europe. Your responsibilities will also include writing reports and supporting the SAA’s strategy, members and team, under the supervision of the Secretary General.

Main responsibilities

  • Conducting legal analysis and providing legal assistance
  • Research, analyse and summarise legal texts such as EU and national laws and caselaw related to the above-mentioned areas of work of the SAA (including comparative law) and where needed, in other fields such as contractual law, competition law, etc.
  • Monitor legislation and the implementation of directives in the SAA’s fields of activity and update the SAA database.
  • Liaise with the SAA members and assist them on legal issues where needed.
  • Supporting the SAA’s strategy, members and team
  • Provide support to the advocacy activities of the SAA, including by participating in meetings and events with external players (EU institutions, stakeholders), and reporting on them.
  • Prepare the SAA working groups’ meetings in the legal areas.
  • Participate in other SAA projects, events and meetings.

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s degree in law, with an expertise in copyright.
  • Sound knowledge of the European institutions and.
  • Relevant professional experience in the areas of work of the SAA: copyright, culture, audiovisual, digital or other creative sectors.
  • Excellent English with a proven ability to write in a clear, understandable and engaging way. Knowledge of French or German would be an asset.
  • Interest in research and law-making process.
  • Rigorous, dynamic and responsible, showing autonomy, initiative and reactivity.

We offer

  • An undetermined contract with salary according to experience, coupled with various benefits (lunch vouchers, 13th month, extra-legal holidays, structural homeworking scheme, eco-vouchers and transportation costs within Brussels region).
  • The opportunity to be part of a small and dynamic team in a membership organisation (possible travels).

Application

If you're passionate about European law and policy, and eager to make a meaningful impact for audiovisual authors’ rights, send your CV with a motivation letter in English to e.liegeois@saa-authors.eu by 20 April 2024. Due to the high number of applications, we can only provide a reply to shortlisted candidates.