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Associate Counsel, Commercial

| Greater NYC Area

JW Player is looking for an Associate Counsel to lead the commercial and related aspects of our business. In this role, you will focus primarily on revenue generating customer and partner transactions. Working with our General Counsel, you will own the entire end-to-end legal process, including the contracting, negotiating and management of our customer and partner contracts.

In this role you will:

  • Be a strategic legal advisor to the sales, partnership and other teams
    • Develop and maintain expert current knowledge on new developments and legal guidance relevant to our business
    • Assist in structuring new sales and business models and related contracts
    • Adapt existing approaches for international expansion
  • Lead the re-architecting of JW Player’s commercial contracts practice to develop a scalable, business-centric approach to revenue generating contracts
    • Build legal policies, processes and resources for legal review and approval to facilitate the timely closure of business transactions while minimizing risk exposure
    • Draft, negotiate, and administer various commercial and technology agreements
    • Conduct training to educate sales and other teams on contract terms, negotiation best practices, commercial implications, and legal risks
  • Develop, implement and manage a contract management strategy that provides critical business intelligence to the organization
    • Establish a data architecture to identify and extract the key information from existing and new contracts
    • Partner with the revenue operations team to implement a contract workflow and management system
    • Maintain and update form agreements, contract management systems, and other databases

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience that includes:
    • JD with high academic achievement
    • 4-7 years of law firm and/or in-house experience (candidates with in-house experience preferred)
    • Experience with commercial contracts and/or technology licensing, including comfort in addressing privacy and data protection issues in the commercial contract context
  • A way of working that demonstrates:
    • Excellent professional judgement with a strong understanding of the interplay between legal and business risk
    • Ability to understand business needs and to partner with business leaders to provide technically precise legal advice and creative solutions to support revenue
    • Ability to set priorities independently and drive results with a sense of urgency
  • A way of thinking that demonstrates:
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and a disposition to improve things
    • Desire and capacity to learn and teach
    • Understanding of and passion for technology

About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.jwplayer.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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JW Player is located off the 33rd St. 6 stop in the heart of it all in midtown Manhattan.

What are JW Player Perks + Benefits

JW Player Benefits Overview

JW Player boasts a number of perks -- from our flexible work schedules and casual dress code to the Employee Professional Development program and generous Employee Referral Program, we strive to make sure all of our team members feel supported and appreciated.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
For many of our roles, hitting goals and surpassing expectations net rewards!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
JW Player makes every effort to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, including company sponsored events like our annual Inspire: Women in Tech & monthly Fireside Chats!

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexibility is the name of the game for us. We have leadership that understands the myriad needs of a diverse workforce and what it takes to maintain a happy, healthy, inclusive culture.

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