NJ Employer Corporate Counsel (Original Content) in Newark, New Jersey

Corporate Counsel (Original Content)Job ID532991LocationUS-NJ-NewarkPosted Date5/11/2017CompanyAudible, Inc.Position CategoryLegalRecruiting Team.. Job DescriptionAbout Audible: Audible, Inc. is the world's largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We're an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 350,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.About the Role: As Corporate Counsel, based in our Newark, NJ headquarters, you will be a key member of Audible's original content team providing legal support on Audible's original audio programming created by Audible's content generation teams around the globe. Key Responsibilities:Structuring, drafting and reviewing for execution a variety of agreements for original audio content production, primarily focused on licensing, production, talent, writer and distribution agreements.Acting as overall production counsel on new productions, including providing analysis and advice in connection with intellectual property matters (chain of title, trademarks, copyrights) and production clearances (defamation, rights of publicity and privacy), and other matters.Coordinate and interface with business affairs, finance, legal and other Audible/Amazon departments to ensure proper handling and escalation of issues.Basic QualificationsJ.D. and admission to a state bar requiredAt least two (2) years of entertainment and transactional experience with a television network, motion picture studio, production company, entertainment law firm or other content creation and/or company and at least two (2) years commercial or transactional experience in a top law firm.Solid experience in pre-publication review, copyright and intellectual property clearances.Superior drafting, negotiation, communication and organizational skills.Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under deadline, and a teamwork oriented attitude required.Preferred QualificationsExperience with guilds (SAG, WGA, AFTRA) and/or music licensing a plus.Benefits: We have a comprehensive benefits package. Here are some of the fun and meaningful perks we offer:Daily catered lunch, Monday breakfast and juice bar, snacks and Friday happy hoursFree onsite gym and 25% fitness reimbursementSeasonal sports clubs - basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, softball and moreCompany sponsored eventsTransit reimbursement, paid parking and shuttle serviceTuition assistanceAnnual Amazon discountMeaningful community involvement opportunities including mentoring interns, literacy tutoring and Audible Scholars, along with collaboration on start-up projects incubating in Newark Venture Partners Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minority/ Female/ Disability/ VetAmazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation