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What We’re Looking For


General Counsel

Remote, United States • Full Time

The Role

Reporting to the President of Wpromote, the General Counsel will be responsible for handling a wide variety of legal matters that arise within the Company’s digital marketing businesses, as well as the ability to work with the Company’s multi-faceted business units. The ideal candidate would be a proven leader in the marketing and media space, who has deep expertise in structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide range of agreements. This practice will also include data privacy, compliance, risk and safety, employment and labor issues, policy and protocol creation, crisis management, and litigation.

This is a unique opportunity to join a quickly-scaling business, with a collaborative leadership team that values new ideas, creative thinking, and partnership. The right candidate will have tremendous autonomy. The ideal candidate must be a proactive, dynamic, self-starter with a strong work ethic and ability to multitask, handling a large volume of work and balancing competing demands of numerous businesses.

At Wpromote, we believe that great work is only possible with great people. Our goal is to build a better, more inclusive work environment and support our people at every stage of their careers by prioritizing a strong work-life balance through our policies and benefits listed below. As a Best Place to Work according to both Ad Age and Glassdoor and Adweek’s Fastest Growing Digital Agency, we are moving fast to expand our teams and bring new experts into the fold to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in marketing.

We offer:

-Remote-first culture

-Half-day Fridays year round

-Unlimited PTO

-Challenger Recharge week (Summer)

-Extended Holiday break (Winter)

-Flexible schedules

-Work from anywhere options*

-100% paid parental leave

-401(k) matching

-Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Pet Insurance

-Sponsored life insurance

-Short Term Disability insurance  and additional voluntary insurance

-LinkedIn Learning Membership and more!

 

The anticipated annual base salary for this role will range from $250,000 – $300,000, based on consideration of a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years and depth of experience, education and certifications, competitive benchmarks, scope of responsibility, market dynamics, geographic location, and respective state’s salary threshold for exempt employees. The total compensation package for this role will include benefits (listed above) and an annual performance bonus.

This role has an associated annual target bonus component which is paid out based on a number of factors which include Company performance, department performance, and individual performance. Bonuses are not guaranteed and you must be an active employee in good standing and not on a Performance Improvement Plan to be eligible for the annual bonus.

*This position may be performed remotely in most states within the US, with some exclusions

**This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship

***Pacific Hours are required for this role

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You Will Be

  • Counseling C-Team and business unit leaders in a wide range of issues relating to digital marketing, including intellectual property, consumer marketing laws, employment, rights of publicity and privacy, custom content and advertising law, and data privacy
  • Structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating all manner of commercial agreements, including customer, marketing, technology and employment agreements
  • Responding to claims and managing litigation with outside counsel
  • Structure, negotiate and execute strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and global licensing initiatives
  • Developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with the Company’s policies, procedures and standards
  • Assisting with all other legal matters relating to the Company’s various businesses including data security, privacy and labor and employment matters
  • Develop a strong rapport and working relationship with business counterparts across the enterprise to help drive the delivery of effective legal services
  • Operationalizing our internal legal process

You Must Have

  • 8-10 years of relevant experience and a law degree from an ABA accredited school
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing with the New York Bar or California Bar, or the ability to register as In-House Counsel in New York or California
  • MBA or LLM is a plus.
  • Experience working with digital marketing and/or traditional media strongly preferred.
  • Experience counseling and advising business unit leaders and department heads and members of their teams on all manner of legal and business issues
  • Sales and media contract law experience, specifically in the following areas: (Agency Service Agreements, Celebrity Talent Agreements, FTC Compliance Analysis, Campaign Legal Review, Media Clearance)
  • Good working knowledge of privacy, data security, custom content, native advertising and social media
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Ability to identify trends, stay abreast of material developments and provide high level legal advice to the businesses on emerging opportunities and risks from a commercial perspective
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • High comfort level with a wide range of legal issues and subject matters
  • High personal standards of excellence and ethics, as well as the ability to act with discretion, strict confidentiality and sensitivity towards issues and individuals
  • Work with the members of the leadership team on process and contracting improvements to help create greater consistency and process within the organization, including appropriate contract standardization and contract process improvement.
  • Strong knowledge of key legal concepts and levers in negotiations
  • Skills to build strong working relationships and collaborate closely with key cross-functional stakeholders
  • Adaptability, flexibility and creative approach to problem-solving.
  • International experience is a plus
Wpromote is committed to bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming environment free of discrimination and harassment. We strive to create a diverse & inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our workplace.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Wpromote.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS.

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  • “Every day it seems like there is a new challenge that requires a unique solution, and this helps keep the job exciting and forces us to stay on the cutting edge of innovation in everything we do. The industry is ever-changing, particularly within the paid search channel, and I love getting to put my detective hat on each and every day to solve these complex problems.”
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  • “I believe that Wpromote's commitment to being a Challenger will continue to propel the company forward as a leading agency. In my role, I am able to push clients into testing more and continuing to innovate, to truly embrace the Challenger mindset.”
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  • “Every day I’m blown away by the talent here. Our account managers, specialists, designers, and developers are constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible for our clients.”
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