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We are recruiting for a Legal Officer

We are recruiting for a Legal Officer

Legal Officer: Role Summary

We are looking for a Legal Officer to conduct strategic litigation and provide case support to lawyers representing media and (citizen) journalists. The Legal Officer will deliver trainings on media law and strategic litigation. Additionally, they will help assess grant applications. The Legal Officer will also assist with providing communications content for our social media and other channels. Moreover, the Legal Officer will work closely with the Legal Director, Senior Legal Officers and Legal and Grants Officer.

About Media Defence

Media Defence 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. Our team engages in strategic litigation to improve laws regulating the media. We also make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes. Additionally, we 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. Media Defence was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field.

Job Description & Person Specification

For the full job description and person specification please see here: Legal Officer Job Description 2022

To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter referencing ‘Legal Officer’ to

Closing date: 29 June 2022

Interviews will be held on week commencing 4 July 2022

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