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AI Product Counsel

$133,000 - 303,240/ year
Posted Jan 16
Full Time
RemoteLos Angeles, California
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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, San Jose, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.
Why Join Us:
Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible. Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day. To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always. At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve. Join us.
About the Team: 
ByteDance's AI Product Counseling team provides front-line legal support to the company's AI products and services. The team is growing fast and seeking experienced, bright, and capable product counseling professionals to join us. The role will be an integral resource for ByteDance's AI product and business teams by reviewing new applications, features, functionalities and initiatives and providing guidance, from the global perspective, related to legal rights implications and risk mitigation strategies.
- Serve as the front-line legal advisor to manage and protect the company's AI-related IP, data privacy and cybersecurity legal risks; liaise with the senior AI product counsel and legal subject matter expert teams as needed
- Collaborate with the AI product, TnS, Legal, PR and GR teams to establish and implement responsible AI practices, including mitigating the associated safety, bias, fairness and transparency risks
- Assist with drafting and negotiating AI-related contracts, including licensing and data usage agreements
- Identify, assess, and communicate the rapidly evolving global AI regulatory requirements and trends; support implementations by the product teams
- Design and deliver global training sessions to educate employees about the legal and ethical considerations when developing, deploying and using AI technologies
Required Qualifications
- Qualified to practice law and in good standing in the US
- 4+ years of law practice counseling on IP, privacy, AI and ML. Experience in both private practice and in-house experience at a technology platform company would be advantageous
- Possess the highest standard of ethics and a positive attitude in learning and willing to pick up new knowledge and skills; comfortable navigating through ambiguous legal issues
- A confident self-starter with strong communications, interpersonal and organizational skills, yet with creative mind, and demonstrate the ability to effectively and proactively exercise good judgment and partner with the business in a fast-paced environment
- Willingness to be flexible to attend meetings outside of office hours, due to the global nature of this team
Preferred Qualifications
- Direct experience engaging with regulatory authorities, industry associations, or standards bodies - Experience leveraging operational teams and technologies to drive process implementations and improvements
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 are passionate about this and hope you are too.
TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please reach out to us at
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For Pay Transparency: Compensation Description (annually)
The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $133000 - $303240 annually.
Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.​
Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees: ​
We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care. ​
Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability. ​
We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.​