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London, England

Senior Corporate Counsel

People & Operations   |   Job ID  1121453
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Job Summary

Audible, an Amazon company, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day.

Audible is looking for an experienced Senior Corporate Counsel, a leadership role reporting to the Head of Legal. In this position you will lead Audible’s European legal team with attorneys and legal professionals based in London and Berlin. You will be a key member of Audible’s global legal team and a key stakeholder for Audible’s European leadership team. The successful candidate must be creative, inquisitive, enthusiastic about the intersection of media and technology, and enjoy working hard and being challenged. A good sense of humour, superb people and project management insight, and ability to navigate amongst conflicting priorities are essential. You will be a true generalist, being comfortable working across all legal areas including media, copyright, technology, commercial, privacy, antitrust, consumer and contracts law. The position can be based either in London, UK or in Berlin, DE.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Your responsibilities will include directly contributing to and managing the team in advising the business leadership, analyzing risk and complex legal issues, providing consistent sound judgment while balancing business imperatives with legal risk (especially in ambiguous situations), serving as a liaison to cross-functional groups across the company, including tax, public policy, finance and other Audible and Amazon departments, providing business-facing training, and developing processes and best practices. You will also be responsible for structuring, drafting and negotiating licensing, distribution, technology and other commercial agreements.

Basic Qualifications

· 10+ years post-qualification legal experience, including experience in a top international law firm.
· Experience as a lead lawyer in negotiations of non-standard strategic content deals.
· Experience managing and developing a high performing legal team.
· Legal qualification in UK if London Based or in Germany if Berlin based. Exceptional analytical and communication skills and being capable of providing sound, practical, and well-informed advice to senior business leaders in response to complex and rapidly changing conditions.
· Ability to work in a fast-paced international environment with savvy and demanding business partners.
· Enthusiastic, and enjoy being challenged.
· Fluency in English and, for Berlin based candidates, German.


Preferred Qualifications

· Experience working with digital media
· Fluency in French and/or Italian would be an advantage
· Mix of firm and multi-national media company experience

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