Paralegal (M/W/D)

Believe

Believe

Legal
Liverpool, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

Sentric is an award-winning music publisher with 100+ employees based across offices in Liverpool, London, Berlin, Paris, New York and LA. The company handles rights management for a suite of clients supported by an international infrastructure. Sentric represents more than 4.5 million works and over 400,000 songwriters either directly or via industry partners, including music publishers, independent labels, management companies and distributors that benefit from Sentric’s publishing administration, co-publishing and creative services.

Sentric has been a part of Believe one of the world’s leading digital music companies since 2023.

About Believe

Believe is above all a passion for music, tech, and digital marketing, shared by over 1,700 talented people in more than 50 countries. It is a visionary and entrepreneurial spirit that drives us and makes us a world leader in the digital distribution of music.

Believe is a tribe of experts who successfully meet the challenges of the transformation of our music industry every day. It’s an adventure, a human adventure, and one that is propitious and stimulating for all of us.

Finally, Believe is a story that began in 2005 and that we must continue to narrate, now, and with you. Believe's mission is to develop labels and artists in the most suitable way, at each stage of their career and development, in all local markets around the world, with respect, expertise, fairness and transparency.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic paralegal with a passion for music law to join our Legal & Business Affairs Team in Liverpool. You will report directly to the Head of Legal & Business Affairs and work closely with all teams within the business. This role offers opportunities for growth and provides a fantastic foundation for a career in the music industry.

The ideal candidate will have a background in intellectual property, specifically focusing on music rights, licensing, and contract management. This role involves providing comprehensive administrative and legal support, including research, basic drafting, and managing various legal documents to ensure compliance and protection of our music catalogue. Additionally, the role requires project management, building and optimizing processes, coordinating with various stakeholders to support business operations, and handling a range of administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and legal support, including research, basic drafting, and document management.
  • Manage and update contract templates to reflect current industry standards and legal requirements.
  • Assist in project management, including planning, executing, and finalizing projects within set deadlines.
  • Build and optimize processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the legal team.
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to understand and support business processes and goals.
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with artists, industry professionals, and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Prepare and process legal documents and correspondence.
  • Maintain and update records to ensure they are accurate and compliant with regulations.

Qualifications

  • Law degree or relevant equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years experience as a paralegal.
  • Experience in music publishing or the music industry is desirable.
  • Precise attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient with technology and CRM systems (e.g., Hubspot, Salesforce).
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and technology-driven environment.
  • Solid understanding of legal and contractual frameworks in the music industry, including copyright, licensing, and intellectual property.
  • Ability to draft, review, and negotiate basic agreements with strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with maintaining and updating contract templates.
  • Team player with a professional work ethic.
  • Positive approach to problem-solving.
  • Passionate about music and the music industry.
  • Enthusiastic about working with writers and business partners at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain a professional manner both inside and outside the business.

Additional Information

  • Hybrid remote working policy

  • Regular travel to Liverpool or London depending on base

  • Private Health Care

  • Pension plan

  • 25 days annual leave, + 1 day for your birthday

  • Life assurance and long-term disability cover

  • Access a digital mental health and well-being platform

  • Tailor-made training and coaching program

  • Enhanced sickness pay and maternity/paternity cover

Must have the right to work in the UK, otherwise, the application will not be considered.

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. We, therefore, welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.