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Berlin, Germany

Corporate Counsel

People & Operations   |   Job ID  2088541
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Job summary
Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

As Corporate Counsel you will be a key member of Audible’s European and wider global legal teams. You will be the lead lawyer supporting audio content development, production, acquisition and distribution deals across Germany, France, Italy and Spain. You will work on a variety of complicated and sophisticated transaction. And will provide strategic and legal advice across a wide range of issues, including intellectual property, digital media and regulatory compliance.

You are customer-obsessed, enjoy being challenged, can work independently, and deliver pragmatic and practical advice in ambiguous situations.

As a Corporate Counsel, you will...
  • Structure, draft, negotiate and review a variety of complex content agreements with authors, publishers, production studios, celebrity talent and others.
  • Act as lead counsel on original content productions, including providing analysis and advice on intellectual property matters (e.g., chain of title, trademarks, copyrights), production clearances (e.g., defamation, rights of publicity and privacy), guild issues, and other matters.
  • Coordinate and interact with business affairs, finance, legal and other Audible and Amazon stakeholders throughout the content acquisition, production, and distribution lifecycle.
  • Develop and train non-legal professionals in best practices relating to content acquisition, creation and distribution.
  • Maintain or develop standard contract forms, policies and processes.
  • Monitor and lead our response to regulatory developments impacting our European content initiatives together with Audible and Amazon public policy teams.
  • Instruct and manage external counsel.


  • German qualified lawyer.
  • Trained and qualified at an international law firm.
  • 3+ years post-qualification experience of commercial media/entertainment law.
  • Significant experience supporting a digital media or content business as a member of, or on secondment to, an in-house team.
  • Business fluency in both written and spoken German and English.


  • Demonstrates superior drafting, negotiation, organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Prioritizes and runs a large number of projects at once in a fast-moving environment.
  • Collaborates and builds relationships with lawyers and business owners.
  • Experience in the publishing industry or of music licensing.
  • Proficiency in an additional European language (in particular French, Spanish, Italian).

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word.

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual identity, or any other legally protected status. We therefore ask you to exclude unnecessary information, such as a photo, date or place of birth, gender identification, family and marital status, nationality, religion etc. from your CV or resume. Thank you for doing your part to create equal opportunities for everyone.

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