Legal Counsel

SoundCloud is the world’s leading audio platform, enabling everyone to discover original music and audio content, connect with each other and share what they hear. Our Legal Team focuses on building high performing teams

The Role

SoundCloud is looking for an advertising lawyer to join its Legal & Business Affairs team in New York, reporting to the VP, Legal & Business Affairs. We are looking for a collaborative, energetic, business-savvy attorney with experience supporting advertising teams. This is a rare opportunity to work right at the cutting edge of digital media, at one of Europe’s most successful startups. You will face unique challenges, work with amazing people, and take on a role that will ultimately shape the way that music and audio is created and consumed around the world.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Review, draft, negotiate and manage IO’s and any necessary addendum’s
  • Negotiate ad reseller and programmatic contracts with partners
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory obligations and deal with regulatory bodies as required with a particular focus on digital advertising issues
  • To advise on intellectual property rights issues
  • To contribute to the development of best practice with the Brand Revenues team
  • Provide guidance on business and legal risks, and company policies, to relevant stakeholders
  • Respond promptly to legal requests from Brand Revenues and other relevant client groups
  • Deliver timely, pragmatic, and business-focused legal counsel to your clients, even in ambiguous situations
  • Work effectively with all levels of SoundCloud employees across the organization
  • Build and improve standard form agreements and legal processes

What we're looking for:

  • 3-5 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with experience of a digital publisher
  • Particular knowledge of the IAB Standard Terms and an understanding of how they are perceived by media agencies
  • Knowledge and experience in the area of digital advertising, the intellectual property
  • Knowledge of data protection law both in the US and Europe
  • Experience working with ad sales teams on both standard media campaigns as well as brand partnerships
  • Experience of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Strategic thinker and creative problem solver
  • Comfortable dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Demonstrated sound business and legal judgment
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; flexible, self-starting and hard-working
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple urgent projects concurrently
  • Effective at managing project expectations and managing escalation of difficult legal and business issues
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • JD and excellent academic credentials
  • New York Bar admission in good standing

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. 


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