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Berlin, Germany

Corporate Counsel

People & Operations   |   Job ID  2604792
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Job Summary

At Audible, we believe stories have the power to transform lives. It’s why we work with some of the world’s leading creators to produce and share audio storytelling with our millions of global listeners. We are dreamers and inventors who come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to empower and inspire each other. Imagine your future with us.

As Corporate Counsel you will be a key member of Audible’s European and wider global legal teams. You will work closely with legal and business colleagues to support Audible’s current and future service across Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Spain, including supporting audio content development, production, acquisition, and distribution deals. You will work on a variety of complicated projects and sophisticated transactions, 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 can deliver pragmatic and practical advice in ambiguous situations.

As a Corporate Counsel, you will...
- Structure, draft, negotiate, and review a wide variety of complex commercial agreements, including with authors, writers, publishers, performers, talent agents, and production service providers
- Provide counsel on original content productions, including on intellectual property matters (e.g., chain of title, trademarks, copyrights), clearances (e.g., defamation, rights of publicity and privacy), guild issues, and other matters
- Coordinate and interact with business affairs, finance, operations, and other stakeholders throughout the content acquisition, production, and distribution lifecycle
- Provide legal support on product and service launches and initiatives
- Maintain or develop standard contract forms, policies and processes
- Monitor and lead our response to regulatory developments impacting our European operations and initiatives
- Instruct and manage external counsel

Audible is the leading producer and provider of audio storytelling. We spark listeners’ imaginations, offering immersive, cinematic experiences full of inspiration and insight to enrich our customers daily lives. Our Hub+Home hybrid workplace model gives employees the flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Berlin, BE, DEU

Basic Qualifications

- German qualified lawyer
- Trained and qualified at an international law firm
- 5+ years post-qualification experience, including 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

Preferred Qualifications

- Demonstrates strong drafting, negotiation, organizational, analytical and communication skills
- Effectively 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 book publishing industry, in the film and TV industry, or of music licensing
- Proficiency in an additional European language (in particular Spanish, French, Italian)

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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