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Senior Content Moderation Counsel, Trust & Safety Policy

$240,000- $376,200/ year
Posted Apr 24
Full Time
On Site
San Jose, California


About Us:
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok's global headquarters are in Los Angeles and Singapore, and its offices include New York, London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, 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:
Our legal team provides key support for all 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. As a result, the TikTok team is growing fast and is seeking an experienced, bright and capable legal professional to join our Global Legal Content Moderation team. In this role, you will work on critical challenges in the areas of content safety, moderation and regulation. This full-time role provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious lawyer with a keen interest in learning about industry defining challenges and new areas of law.

Key Responsibilities:
- Serve as global lead on Product Policy matters within the Global Legal Content Moderation function.
- Work closely with our Trust & Safety Product Policies teams and other in-house lawyers to develop and provide legal advice on content moderation and safety policies and moderation strategies.
- Lead on and/or support assessing regional and/or local content regulations and laws, develop compliance strategies and support their implementation.
- Serve as a trusted advisor to senior management on content safety and content moderation strategies and matters.
- Work in a cross-functional environment with government affairs, communications and other business professionals on content safety, content moderation and content regulatory matters.


Minimum Qualifications:
- Qualified to practice law and in good standing in the United States
- Extended legal and/or public policy experience, with a focus on content moderation, content regulation and/or online safety aspects
- Proven performance leveraging cross-functional teams and coordinating activities across multiple business units, organisations, and jurisdictions
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to be flexible and meet deadlines in a fast‑paced environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to work independently on many different projects at once in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent verbal and written communication skill, along with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and cultures.

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 a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at

Job Information:

【For Pay Transparency】Compensation Description (annually) The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $240000 - $376200 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.​

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