NMA To Recruit Senior Legal Adviser

The News Media Association is looking to recruit a senior legal adviser following the decision of Santha Rasaiah, the NMA’s current director of legal, policy and regulatory affairs, to retire at the end of the year.

NMA chief executive David Newell said: “Santha has given enormous service to the NMA and to the industry with her forensic legal skills, powers of analysis and research and written and oral advocacy.

“She has also represented the NMA and the whole membership on a range of Government, judicial and wider industry bodies – both at a national and international level –  in an exemplary manner. I wish her all the very best for the future.”

The senior legal adviser will report to the NMA chief executive and will have responsibility for the NMA’s Legal Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee, comprising publisher and editorial representatives and legal and policy adviser experts.

Expertise as a highly skilled lawyer is required with experience of Parliamentary drafting, procedure and briefings, and of writing policy papers and advocating their adoption, as well as interest in the editorial and commercial aspects of media law as they impact on news publishers.

Ability to represent the NMA in meetings with law officers and the judiciary and to provide advocacy leadership in meetings on Government and Parliamentary business, including Select Committee inquiries and meetings with regulators.

Interested applicants should contact David Newell at david@newsmediauk.org with a CV and covering email by 3 July.