Director, Legal Counsel - Law Department

Toronto, ON, Canada Req #457
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. 

Our culture and our people are what make us, US.

We have a passion to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Our award-winning culture is an expression of who we are, what we do, and how we thrive. Our values describe our culture in action. They outline how we achieve our goals, work together, engage with partners, and interact in our communities. At Corus, we Win Together, Think Beyond, Make it Happen, Learn Every Day and Show We Care. 

Ready to join US?

The Corus Entertainment Law Department provides legal advice and services to Corus’ various business units. We currently have an opening for a lawyer to join our Toronto team in a full-time position reporting to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel of the Law Department’s Corporate Team. The Corporate Team manages a broad portfolio, including corporate services, corporate transactions, corporate securities, labour and employment, intellectual property, technology, privacy, real estate and litigation.The Director, Legal Counsel will be primarily responsible for providing corporate/commercial legal advice and services, but will also provide legal advice and services in other areas of the Corporate Team’s portfolio.


  • Advise on corporate/commercial matters including M&A, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, restructurings and corporate finance;

  • Advise on labour and employment matters in conjunction with Corus’ People Team;

  • Draft a wide range of legal documentation including corporate transaction agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements, technology agreements, employment agreements, contractor agreements, service agreements, license agreements, corporate action documentation and corporate securities documentation;

  • Manage corporate secretarial matters in conjunction with Corus’ corporate services clerk; and

  • Support colleagues and act as a resource for contract managers as part of a collaborative team environment.



  • Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;

  • 2-4 years of experience as a corporate/commercial solicitor at either a top tier law firm or a large company/organization.

Asset (but not required):

  • Experience working with labour and employment law;

  • Experience working with the media industry;

  • Experience working with corporate securities law; and

  • Experience drafting and negotiating technology and intellectual property license agreements;


  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills;

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy;

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues, internal clients and counterparts;

  • An ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines even if it requires working longer hours (as needed);

  • Strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude;

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills; and

  • Adaptable and interested in learning new skills and practice areas when needed.

Every day, we work hard to become an even more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that supports the well-being of our people and makes a positive difference in our communities. Want to learn more? Have a look at our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan and Sustainability Report for more information on our approach to People, Planet and Responsibility.

We want our workforce to reflect the full diversity of communities across Canada.

We are committed to providing an accessible experience for candidates of all abilities.  Please let your recruiter or the hiring manager know if you require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or email us in confidence at

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*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family LE-Legal
  • Job Function 03-Legal
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, February 3, 2020
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