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Content Protection Manager

Contract Type
Legal, Sport
Expiry Date
The right candidate will have excellent knowledge of the anti-piracy space and awareness of the current issues and challenges faced by the Premier League in the content protection area.

Job Description

Content Protection Manager

Contract type: Permanent

Reports to: Head of Content Protection

Location: Premier League, Brunel Building, 57 North Wharf Road, London, W2 1HQ


The Premier League’s Legal Services Department is looking for an online Content Protection Manager to expand its in-house enforcement team. The right candidate will have excellent knowledge of the anti-piracy space and awareness of the current issues and challenges faced by the Premier League in the content protection area.

Who we are                   

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 1 billion homes in 189 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Rule Book as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues.

The role

As a content protection specialist in the team, you will have excellent technical knowledge and awareness in relation to illegal online streaming and the preventative technologies available. You’ll be responsible for reviewing the actions taken and the data provided by third party anti-piracy vendors and will need the ability to identify where escalation needs to be taken and provide details on the parties that require it.

You will have intricate knowledge of the online space and be able to find, verify and process the removal of unauthorised content, be it via a vendor or by using systems provided directly by online platforms.

There will be a need to apply an investigative approach to your work, which will assist you in finding services infringing our IP rights, both domestically and internationally.

You will need to work on reports for licensees and relevant external suppliers in relation to broadcaster security and leaks.

You will also need to be able to provide reports on our online enforcement work and our activities in the area. These analyses will help to inform our day-to-day and longer-term strategic decisions.

Requirements for the role

Relevant experience in the content protection industry.
Excellent level of technical and practical expertise including knowledge of streaming protocols and technologies.
Ability to review raw data and to analyse trends, patterns and highlight issues.
Capable of providing analysis of current problems and issues facing the business and in the future.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate concisely and collaboratively with the Director of Legal Services, Head of Content Protection and Head of Legal - Enforcement in the enforcement team.
Strong eye for detail, analytical and research skills.
Articulate and able to explain complex points to wide range of audiences.
Strategic and analytical in improving work streams and processes.

Nice-to-haves for the role

Investigative skills.
Knowledge of take down tools supplied by online platforms.
Experience of dealing with web-hosts and dedicated server providers.
Relevant experience in the media, digital or sports industries.
Demonstrable interest in and knowledge of football.

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit.

To apply please email with your CV and cover letter. The closing date for applications is Monday 17 August 2020.