Policy and Licensing Officer

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  • Leadership
  • Innovation & Renovation
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Solution Focused
  • Reliability & Accountability

We are also guided by our three core values, which underpin the way we work:

Act with Integrity“We are accountable, trustworthy and fair”
Strive For Excellence“We believe in change for the better and always seek opportunities to improve”   
Achieve Through Collaboration“We reach our best results when we work together”

Policy and Licensing Officer


Licensing and Legal & Policy

Immediate Supervisor

Head of Licensing


Part-time (3 days per week)

Role Summary

At Screenrights, everything we do supports learning and creativity.

Reporting to the Head of Licensing and working with both the Legal & Policy and Licensing departments, this role has dual responsibilities. In the legal & policy area, this person is responsible for executing Screenrights’ policy initiatives in the interests of our members, particularly in relation to copyright and communications law, including through stakeholder management and producing related analysis, submissions and advice.

In the licensing area, this person is responsible for stakeholder management in government and education, and management of the Government Copyright Licence.

We offer a flexible and friendly workplace with passionate colleagues, and the opportunity to help us support the diversity and growth of the screen industry in Australia, New Zealand, and around the world.

Key Accountabilities

Stakeholder Management

  • Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships to exchange information with members and key stakeholders in government and education
  • In conjunction with the CEO, communicate Screenrights’ policy position to stakeholders, and understand their views.



  • In conjunction with the Legal & Policy team, to review government inquiries into copyright and related law relevant to Screenrights to identify policy implications for Screenrights
  • Preparation of discussion papers, briefs and submissions, to contribute to the development and execution of policy initiatives


Policy research

  • Working with the Legal & Policy team to undertake research and analysis in relation to copyright and related law relevant to Screenrights to inform decision making on reform options
  • Monitor international policy debates to identify potential opportunities and risks for Screenrights and its members



  • In conjunction with the Head of Licensing, manage the Government Copyright Licence
  • Work with the Head of Licensing to modernise the Government Copyright Licence

Application Process

Please consider the selection criteria in the Job Profile in making your application to:

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Phone: +61 2 8038 1300

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