ABU Manager-Regulatory, Legal & IP Services Malaysia

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Applications are being sought from suitably qualified individuals for the abovementioned position. This is one of the senior positions within the ABU Secretariat. The Manager-Regulatory, Legal & IP Services reports directly to the Secretary-General and is responsible for copyright and legal activities.


Applications will only be considered from candidates with a recognised degree in a relevant field and a minimum 5-10 years’ experience in areas related to broadcasting, copyright, law.


The applicant should be a citizen of a country within the ABU region.



1.  Salary

The salary for this position will depend on qualifications and experience. If the successful applicant is a non-Malaysian citizen, salary and allowances will be free of income tax in Malaysia.


2. Annual leave
Twenty-one (21) working days' paid annual leave is offered.


3. Medical benefits
Group hospitalisation insurance cover will be provided in addition to reimbursement of 70 percent of outpatient medical and dental treatments up to RM1,800 a year.


Applications should be accompanied by a detailed CV and work history, a cover letter with a maximum of 1,000 words outlining why the candidate believes he or she could successfully fill this role, details of current salary and allowances, the period of notice that would be required to be given to the applicant's existing employer, and a passport-sized photograph. Applications should be sent either by post to:


The Secretary-General
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
P.O. Box 12287,
50772 Kuala Lumpur

or by e-mail to: javad@abu.org.my by 28 December 2017.







Position Title: Manager-Regulatory, Legal & IP Services
Department: Secretary-General's Department
Location: Based at the ABU Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur


The Manager’s principal responsibilities are to provide Secretariat with legal and regulatory support along with copyright activities. It includes organising the ABU Copyright Committee meetings and events, planning workshops on legal and copyright issues, to assist the Director of Sport in the negotiation and drafting of contracts for broadcasting rights and sub-licensing to ABU member for Sports content. He or she is also required to look after the legal matters of the ABU membership, write articles relevant to copyright issues and prepare and disseminate an e-bulletin every three months, take minutes of the annual General Assembly, Sports Group and Programme Committee meetings, review and undertake the drafting of contracts relating to commercial sponsorships, the sale and/or acquisition of broadcasting rights and the leasing of satellite capacity for other departments.


Reports to: Secretary-General
Functional: Director of Programme and Director of Sport



  • All administrative and secretarial work for the ABU Copyright Committee, including the preparation of agenda, documents, minutes and reports.
  • Taking minutes of the annual General Assembly, Sports Group and Programme Committee meetings and assisting with the preparation of reports on those and related meetings.
  • Taking action on decisions of the General Assembly, Administrative Council and Copyright Committee on legal and copyright matters, and all necessary follow-up action.
  • Maintaining contact with Liaison Officers and legal personnel in ABU member organisations and providing legal advice and assistance as required.
  • Maintaining contact with international organisations such as WIPO and with sister broadcasting unions on copyright and other legal matters.
  • Contributing articles to ABU News on ABU copyright activities and other legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Preparing and distributing a quarterly e-bulletin on copyright issues.
  • Designing and conducting workshops for ABU members on copyright issues.
  • Assisting the Secretary-General and Director of Sport in the review, negotiation and preparation of contracts relating to the acquisition of broadcast rights and coverage of sporting events, and preparation of contracts for the sub-licensing of those events to members.
  • Advising the Secretariat on other legal matters.
  • Assist the Secretary-General in preparing the AC and GA documents related to the ABU Statues
  • Assist the Secretary-General with election of the AC members
  • Assist the Secretary-General in conducting the Election of the AC during the GA
  • Such other appropriate duties as may be assigned by the Secretary-General from time to time.



A relevant degree in media, copyright, or law. 5-10 years’ experience in the fields of copyright, contract law and broadcasting rights contracts.


Previous employment with a radio or television broadcaster


6. SELECTION CRITERIA (Key requirements) Experience/Knowledge

  • Experience in intellectual property and contract law, particularly as it relates to the broadcast and electronic media, and preferably with an international or Asia-Pacific regional broadcaster or media outlet
  • Experience in contract negotiations for broadcasting rights for international sports events
  • Experience in the organisation of seminars and workshops
  • Proficiency in computer software required to perform the duties of the position


7. Personal Skills

  • A very high standard of the English language, both spoken and written, combined with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively the functions and objectives of the ABU
  • HR management skills to establish and maintain successful relationships within the organisation, at high levels, and in dealing with ABU members from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and different levels of language skills
  • Good PR skills and confidence in dealing with the media and international organisations
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work and complete tasks under tight timelines
  • Good organisational skills and proven ability to work with minimum supervision




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