Director Product Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs (f/m/d)

  • SoundCloud
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 12, 2019
Full time Legal

Job Description

What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. SoundCloud is looking for a talented digital media lawyer to join its Business & Legal Affairs team in Berlin.  This is a rare opportunity to work right at the cutting edge of digital media, at one of Europe’s most successful startups.  You will face unique challenges, work with amazing people, and take on a role that will ultimately shape the way that music is created and consumed around the world.

The Role

This is a role within the Business & Legal Affairs team, and will support SoundCloud’s Creator & Listener teams, a critical part of SoundCloud’s Product organization.  The Creator & Listener teams focus on delivering the best possible experiences for all SoundCloud users, and you will be working in close partnership with the product managers and others within the team.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Product Compliance


You will provide legal advice and guidance to the team throughout the product development process.  This will involve consideration of a wide variety of issues from GDPR/data protection compliance to copyright laws to platform trust & safety .

You will be expected to build strong and collaborative relationships with the product team, and to help them find solutions to difficult problems.  You will need to be patient, solution-oriented and have a clear sense of acceptable compromise.


  • SoundCloud Go/Go+


You will support the product team in the international roll-out of SoundCloud Go/Go+.  This will include advice regarding the localisation of the product, and in particular those compromises that need to be made in order to comply with local consumer protection, data protection and similar laws.

You will work with other lawyers in the Business & Legal Affairs team, and with outside counsel as required, to deliver the advice needed to continue building SoundCloud Go/Go+ into the world’s leading music subscription service.


  • Product Marketing


You will advise on product marketing initiatives targeted at listeners.  This may include performance marketing, email marketing , push notifications and other similar initiatives.

You will report initially to the Company’s General Counsel in New York.


Your qualifications

  • Qualified lawyer* with at least 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Good understanding of ecommerce, digital music rights and the privacy landscape in Europe and the US
  • Experience of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Creative problem solver
  • Comfortable dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Pragmatic, risk-based approach to problems
  • Self-aware and values driven
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • EU citizen, or right to work in Germany

* qualified in the US, UK or any European civil law jurisdiction

If you’re interested in discussing this further, let us know and we’ll set up a time to talk.