Counsel, Media & Technology - Content at Snap

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

We’re looking for a Commercial Counsel to join Snap’s Content legal team! Working from our Venice, CA headquarters, you’ll collaborate with colleagues throughout the company to bring world-class content to Snap users. You’ll play a key role in structuring, drafting, and negotiating a variety of content acquisition contracts for Our Stories, Publisher Stories, and Shows, as well as crafting content policy across our products.

What you’ll do: 

  • Draft, negotiate, review, and interpret agreements for content products and initiatives including Our Stories, Publisher Stories, and Shows
  • Review original content and marketing productions to ensure they comply with copyright, trademark, defamation, and right-of-publicity law, along with regulatory rules from agencies like the FTC and FCC
  • Assist the Content legal team in developing Snap’s worldwide content policies and guidelines
  • Manage multiple deals and projects simultaneously and support colleagues to make sure that business initiatives are achieved timely and accurately
  • Advise business clients on company policies, business strategy, and legal issues and risks
  • Assist in creating and improving agreements, templates, and policies for Snap as we develop new products and enter new international markets
  • Exercise sound judgment when negotiating key business and legal terms
  • Collaborate with outside counsel, when necessary 

What we’re looking for: 

  • J.D. degree and membership in California or New York state bar
  • 5+ years of practicing law in-house or at a top-tier law firm, including experience negotiating with media rights holders in the television, sports, and music industries
  • Substantial experience with First Amendment principles and regulatory compliance (e.g., FTC and FCC)
  • 1+ years of in-house experience handling commercial transactions, including content licensing (ideally at an internet or technology company)
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, negotiation, and drafting skills
  • Excellent legal and business judgment, strategic thinking, and the ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously
  • A detail-oriented and business-friendly team player
  • Someone who can communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to accommodate tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly
  • A whip-smart individual who doesn’t take themselves too seriously!

 

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at [email protected].

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