Lead Content and Marketing Counsel, United States

TikTokLos angeles, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

Company Summary:
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, Mountain View, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

About the Team:
Our legal team provides key support for all of TikTok’s innovative initiatives, state-of-the-art products, and integrated platforms servicing our global video market. We help our technological and business teams enable their vision by providing integrated legal guidance and support. The TikTok legal team is growing fast and is seeking highly experienced, bright and capable legal professionals to join the team. One of the critical challenges is the need for our team to provide exceptional legal support for content, marketing, and business development functions within TikTok. The following describes the responsibilities and requirements for the role.

  • Serve as the lead attorney supporting the content, marketing and business development teams for TikTok in the United States.
  • Lead, manage, and continue to build out a growing team of legal professionals.
  • Provide strategic legal counseling and transactional support for key business initiatives and campaigns within the U.S., including those managed by TikTok’s parent, Bytedance.
  • Develop internal policies and processes to increase the legal practice's efficacy and efficiency.
  • Serve as a member of the Americas legal leadership team and meaningfully contribute to building out an organization infused with a culture of inclusion, compliance, and achievement.
  • Provide strategic legal guidance to executives and business clients on key growth initiatives, including live streaming, e-commerce, creator monetization, and user growth.
  • Work closely with company leaders in other disciplines, including compliance, public policy, communications, HR, and other regional legal teams.
  • Minimum of 15 years of legal experience, including leading a legal team at a technology or entertainment company.
  • Expertise in privacy, intellectual property, and other legal domains germane to counseling the operation of a complex and regulated social media and entertainment platform.
  • Experience supporting marketing, content distribution, talent agreements, and related transactions for a user generated content platform, a plus factor.
  • Extensive experience in leadership roles, including as a team builder who can successfully manage teams and employees at all levels.
  • A passion for creating a modern legal organization that combines people, process, and technology for maximum scale.
  • The ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, including the C suite.
  • Demonstrated judgment, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong documentation, presentation, and communication skills in a cross-functional and global role.
  • Exceptional initiative and proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in a hyper fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple simultaneous high-impact projects and function well under pressure.
  • Bachelor's degree plus a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school.
TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We believe individuals shouldn't be disadvantaged because of their background or identity, but instead should be considered based on their strengths and experience. We are passionate about this and hope you are too. TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please reach out to us at Recruiting.Corp@tiktok.com.

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