The Role:
A Digital Production Company is on the lookout for a highly motivated Commercial Counsel to join the US Legal team and help with day-to-day legal matters for our content productions in the US & Canada, and related legal issues, including MSAs, SOWs, Amendments, NDAs, and influencer agreements.

Have a passion for simplicity and clarity, coupled with a strong background in contract drafting and negotiation.

Be an autonomous, strategic, and adaptable attorney who thrives in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment, demonstrating agility in a digital-first setting. This role involves negotiating deals for the United States and Canada and providing practical, commercially-focused guidance and support to internal business stake

Responsibilities will include:
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements (e.g. MSAs, SOWs, Content & Vendor Agreements, Amendments, NDAs, etc.) to support sales, marketing, and operations.
  • Work with clients and internal teams to lead negotiation of terms to align with company policies and objectives
  • Analyze and mitigate potential risks involved with specific contract terms
  • Partner with internal legal counsel across the world to create contract policies and commercial strategy to ensure the support of the business as it scales
  • Serve as primary contact for internal and external contract-related inquiries
  • Create and deliver internal training on commercial and legal processes and concepts
  • Assist with post-merger integration as related to commercial processes
  • Proactively identify new projects and goals needed to improve the legal function and work to accomplish them
  • Provide guidance and support to the global commercial team
  • Stay current on relevant industry, commercial, IP, privacy, employment, and other laws, regulations, and developments to adapt our commercial processes accordingly
  • Work on various other legal projects to support the North American and Global Legal team
  • This role will evolve as the needs of the business grows and changes

What you bring to it:
  • 7+ years of experience working on commercial transactions.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital advertising, content, and media is preferred, but not required.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Strong knowledge of digital content, entertainment, contract and commercial law.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on tasks in new areas of law.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to relay legal concepts, policies, documents in a manner easily understood by non-lawyers.
  • Flexibility to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment as we continue to grow our business internationally.
  • Curiosity and eagerness to stay up to date on the regional legal landscape and our industry and align our goals accordingly.
  • Must be able to effectively work cross-functionally with many different teams and personalities across the world.
  • Licensed lawyer in good standing admitted to practice in your state of residence or be able to obtain In-House Counsel Registration for your state of residence within 3-6 months of starting the role.
  • A positive attitude, ability to roll up your sleeves to get the job done and not sweat the small stuff!