Responsible to: Head of Legal Cluster
Salary range: Up to £ 45,000 (depending on experience)
Key relationships: Head of Legal Cluster, Legal Director, Legal Officers, Legal and Grants Officer, external lawyers, partners and beneficiaries
Location: MLDI, The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR
Hours: 37.5 hours (flexible), occasional evening and weekend work
The Media Legal Defence Initiative is a global charity that helps media defend their rights. We support independent media and (citizen) journalists who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve laws regulating the media, make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes and build the capacity of the lawyers and organisations we work with on issues of media law, including through our training programme and individual case support. MLDI was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field.
To conduct strategic litigation, provide case support to lawyers representing media and (citizen) journalists, deliver trainings on media law and strategic litigation, and help assess grant applications, working closely with the Head of Legal Cluster, Legal Director, Legal Officers and Legal and Grants Officer.
To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter referencing ‘Senior Legal Officer’ to email@example.com.
Closing date: 30 October 2019