Job Details

Corporate Counsel - Content

Company name

Audible, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 01, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 14, 2020

Posted on

Jun 30, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Newark, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
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Corporate Counsel - Content
The candidate will work on a variety of complicated and sophisticated transactions as well as provide day-to-day strategic and legal advice to stakeholders throughout the company. Structure, draft, negotiate, and review for execution a variety of agreements for original audio content production, primarily focused on rights acquisition, content creation, production, performance, and distribution agreements. Act as lead production counsel on new productions, including providing analysis and advice in connection with intellectual property matters (chain of title, trademarks, copyrights) and production clearances (defamation, rights of publicity and privacy), and other matters. Coordinate and interface with business affairs, finance, legal and other Audible/Amazon departments to ensure proper handling and escalation of issues. Oversee junior attorneys and legal professionals in supporting various Audible and Amazon stakeholders throughout the content acquisition, production, and distribution lifecycle. Train non-legal professionals in best practices relating to content creation and distribution. Candidate should be able to work independently and represent the interests of Audible in complicated content creation, acquisition, license, and distribution agreements, with minimum supervision. Occasional travel required; position is based within Audible’s Newark, NJ campus – 20 minutes from Manhattan. J.D. from a top tier law school and admission to a state bar is required. 5 years of entertainment law and transactional experience with no less than two (2) years in private practice with a law firm that is a recognized leader in entertainment/media law are required. Superior drafting, negotiation, communication and organizational skills are required. Strong legal and business judgment are required. Advanced and comprehensive understanding of entertainment deal structures are required. Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under deadline are required. Experience with guilds (SAG, WGA, AFTRA) and/or music licensing a plus.

Additional info

Job ID: 1187988

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Audible, Inc.
1 Washington Park
Newark, NJ 07102

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