Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Posted Jan 18
Full Time
New York
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Influential is a key leader in the Influencer Marketing space (and the LARGEST influencer marketing company in the world, by revenue), and an exclusive Influencer Technology Partner of IBM Watson. Trusted by over 60% of the Fortune 500, we connect our clients with a network of over 3 Million social media influencers.

We are looking for team members who are thrilled by the idea of playing an active role in shaping how companies engage with customers through TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, & more. Our team is built of people from across the country who have already moved the needle in social media, influencer marketing, and various sectors of technology. Ready to join us?!

What we offer:

  • Remote company - work from home!
  • Competitive compensation
  • Unlimited PTO with inclusive holiday benefits
  • 100% company paid medical, dental & vision insurance for employees
  • Equity options for all employees
  • Fully vested 401(k) matching
  • Stipends for at-home office setup, phone & wifi, health & wellness, and more!
  • An awesome collaborative work culture, a diverse team, and more

Influential is looking for an experienced, collaborative and highly motivated team player to join as our Director of Legal & Business Affairs . This position will report directly to our General Counsel, Head of Business & Legal Affairs and will play a critical role in helping stakeholders across the company with contracts in areas ranging from client, vendor and talent agreements to content production, rights, and clearance work. Within the Business & Legal Affairs team, this position will support day-to-day activities, contract management as well as longer-term initiatives and projects. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team and work on cutting-edge legal and business issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

In general, on a typical day, you will:

  • Review, edit and advise on legal correspondence and contracts, including master service agreements, SaaS licenses, and SOWs
  • Ensure compliance with privacy laws including, but not limited to, GDPR
  • Liaise between internal business partners and client teams during contract development and negotiation
  • Serve as a resource for Sales and Operations teams' inquiries about governing terms of insertion orders, custom content agreements, media vendor agreements and intellectual property rights issues
  • Conduct rights analysis, summarize existing and proposed agreements and research relevant legal issues
  • Perform research on privacy, intellectual property rights, media platforms, legal provisions, and industry and territory-specific laws and requirements
  • Monitor changes to government guidelines and/or regulations
  • Maintain knowledgebase of resources, develop industry best practices, process improvements, and conduct related compliance trainings
  • Learn and implement the company's review and approval protocols for different agreement types
  • Liaise with Sales and Operations teams to track and manage deal status and related reporting, maintain and track reports for all assigned projects and ensure that agreements are executed in a timely manner
  • Additional responsibilities as delegated by the General Counsel

Being a Director of Business & Legal Affairs requires:

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience as in-house counsel (preferably in the marketing or advertising industry)
  • Prior experience in privacy law and GDPR compliance
  • Ability to build positive client relationships at all levels of the business and advise clients
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and interact with clients, representatives, and outside attorneys
  • Excellent communication, organization, time management, problem solving and interpersonal skills, impeccable judgement, integrity, and collaborative team player
  • Must be able to function effectively and work independently, multi-task under pressure, and manage a high-volume workload efficiently in a team-oriented environment

Bonus points if:

  • Experience working at a startup, especially a media company or agency
  • Familiarity and comfort with advertising and media agreements and business terms
  • Understanding of content production process, especially with rights, clearances and SAG



About Influential

Influential is an AI-powered technology and is the largest influencer marketing company in the world, by revenue. Leveraging a network of over 3 Million social media influencers, Influential's platform powers seamless talent discovery, comprehensive brand safety, content creation, media, and measurement. Through strategic partnerships with first and third-party data providers, Influential enables exclusive targeting and measurement solutions, including both online and offline attribution, such as sales lift, TV tune-in lift, foot traffic, and eComm sales. Influential works with Fortune 500 brands, including McDonald's, NBA, General Mills, Ford, and every major studio. With offices in Los Angeles, NYC, and Las Vegas, Influential is a developer partner of IBM Watson, a strategic partner of WME and Oracle, and a Facebook and Instagram Marketing Partner. (

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