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Snap Inc. Senior Commercial Counsel, Content & Music in London, United Kingdom

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.

The Legal & Policy Team is Snap’s dedicated in-house law firm, policy consultant, lobbyist, thought partner, and all-around advisor. This team helps Snap do the right thing the right way, make better decisions, understand and manage risks, and creatively navigate challenges, both external and internal. We partner with Snap team members on a wide array of matters, including privacy, product, IP, commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment acquisitions, litigation, policy, and social impact. The Legal & Policy Team values diversity and knows it powers us as we build an innovative and inclusive leadership culture centered on Snap’s values of Kind, Smart, and Creative.

We’re looking for a Commercial Counsel to join Snap Inc.! As a member of the Legal team and working from our London office, you’ll play a key role in Snap’s commercial transactions and advise teams throughout the company on legal issues spanning the breadth of Snap’s products and services.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide tactical and strategic advice to Snap business and product leaders related to content acquisition, the development and production of original programming, and music licensing.

  • Lead and manage all legal aspects of deals for Snap’s content initiatives, including structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements for the premium content Discover platform, original productions (scripted and non-scripted).

  • Lead and manage all aspects of deals for Snap’s Sounds and other music initiatives, including structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements with music publishers, record labels, and performance organizations.

  • Develop and apply policies and practices for legal compliance with laws and regulations governing the use and distribution of publisher-produced and user-generated content, including those related to privacy, copyright, trademark, defamation, and right-of-publicity law, along with international regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct pre-exhibition review of content to ensure compliance with Snap’s legal policies and risk tolerance.

  • Coordinate with colleagues from every part of the company as part of cross-functional teams addressing the above.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the digital content ecosystem.

  • Experience structuring, drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on transactions with multinational media companies, studios, production companies, guilds and unions, sports leagues, news publishers, record labels, and music publishers.

  • Experience with a variety of exhibition windows and licensing models preferred, with an emphasis on digital.

  • Meaningful experience with First Amendment principles, media regulatory compliance, and platform regulatory compliance.

  • Outstanding analytical, communication (both verbal and written), organizational, negotiation, and drafting skills.

  • Excellent legal and business judgment, strategic thinking, and the ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously.

  • Ability to accommodate timelines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong team player, with a team first attitude.

  • Passionate and inspired about Snapchat products and culture.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the digital content ecosystem, including the distribution of user generated content, licensed audio-visual content, and music via digital platforms.

  • JD degree

  • Experience working for a media company or transactional law firm/practice group specializing in complex music, media, and/or digital commercial transactions or related experience

  • English law qualified, 3-5 PQE with in-house and private practice experience

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 accommodations-ext@snap.com .

About Us

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.

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. EOE, including disability/vets.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at accommodations-ext@snap.com .

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