South Africa

Compliance Officer

Company etv
Reference # etv71
Published 16/09/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
e.tv is South Africa’s biggest independent, free-to-air television channel. With over 16 million viewers, e.tv appeals to all races, ages and income groups and is the most viewed English language channel in the country.

Reporting to the Group Head: Regulatory and Strategy.

The incumbent is responsible for the facilitation of all regulatory and compliance requirements as informed by relevant and applicable legislation and codes of conduct for the eMedia Group.

•Monitor eMedia’s compliance with all aspects of license conditions as it applies to the different subsidiaries
•Prepare and submit reports on eMedia’s compliance to all relevant and applicable regulatory and license conditions, including but not limited to ICASA Reporting
•Advise and report on the structuring of programme schedules (across the relevant subsidiaries) in order to ensure programming compliance
•Constant liaison with the all relevant departments/subsidiaries on compliance and regulatory matters
•Investigate and prepare draft responses to complaints lodged in terms of the BCCSA Code of Conduct
•Conduct research and analysis on policy and regulatory matters in South Africa and abroad
•Advise on the classification of programmes and films
•View material as and when required for advisory purposes
•Provide and advisory role to all relevant departments/subsidiaries such as Commercial Time Sales and Programming on adverts and programming classification
•Ensuring compliance with:
-the Advertising Code of Conduct by reviewing and advising on adverts scheduling and advertiser funded programme (AFP)
-the Election Regulations for all political advertisements
-all Online Guidelines and applicable legislation
•Reviewing and preparing responses to requests from the Advertising Regulatory Board.

Key Performance Indicators:
1.Annual and Quarterly compliance reports are submitted together with programming recordings to ICASA.
2.Timeous submission of responses to BCCSA to ensure the Group’s compliance with the Code of Conduct
3.Viewing all material for broadcast in real-time, and allocate a classification which ensures that the Group complies with the BCCSA Code of Conduct and that the classifications are in line with the Film and Publications Board (FPB) restrictions and guidelines.
4.Ensuring that programmes that are not suitable for children, are screened after the watershed period.
5.Adequately motivate classifications in the event of complaints.
6.Working closely with the Compliance Officer in Cape Town on complaints, disturbing visuals and warning recommendations.
Job Functions Advisory,Legal
Industries Broadcasting / Transmitting,Media
Education: A recognized Qualification in Communication and Media Studies, Social Sciences, Law
Languages: Business English
Experience: Minimum 2 years proven experience in compliance environment

Specific Professional Competencies:
•Broad knowledge and understanding of all relevant and applicable legislation, regulation and codes of good practice in the media and broadcasting industry
•Broad knowledge and understanding of the work of ICASA
•Broad knowledge and understanding of the guidelines in respect of the BCCSA
•In depth Knowledge of the Broadcasting Act
•Understanding of the broadcasting environment, language of television and role players
•Computer literate: MS Word and Excel
•Ability to troubleshoot, take direction and work under pressure
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Good interpersonal skills
Job Closing Date 23/09/2019
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