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TWITTER Hiring Legal Counsel Apply For This Position

Posted on: 24 Mar 2020 111 views
: Legal Counsel
: Twitter
: JD
: 6

Who We Are:

We're looking for an experienced attorney who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with broad responsibilities. You need to bring legal smarts, business sense, a strong work ethic, and a good personality because you'll be dealing with challenging legal issues and helping to shape our business strategy. You must have the ability to operate independently and work proactively with various teams across the organization. You must have marketing legal experience, including in the business/product marketing space. Ideally, you have worked in-house in the technology, media, or Internet industries.

What You’ll Do:

You will be responsible for a wide range of legal matters arising from Twitter’s marketing initiatives and programs, including conducting legal marketing communications (marcom) reviews and handling rights clearances and talent releases. You will work closely and collaboratively with Twitter’s various business and product marketing organizations. You will negotiate agreements with advertising agencies, production companies, creative services agencies, and advertising networks/exchanges/DSPs. You will work closely with Legal team colleagues around the world on marketing-related activities. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working collaboratively with marketing teams in support of initiatives and campaigns
  • Conducting legal reviews of Marcom, in particular business and product Marcom
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements with regional and global advertising agencies, creative services agencies, advertising networks/exchanges/DSPs, production firms, media companies, talent, and rights-holders 
  • Advising marketing team clients on media/content rights and any required clearances or talent releases
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating media-buy agreements in tech space
  • Drafting contest and sweepstakes rules as needed for marketing team initiatives
  • Partnering with Twitter’s procurement and sourcing teams on marketing-related vendor agreements
  • Training clients and colleagues on marketing law issues
  • Serving as a subject matter expert within the company for advertising/marketing law issues, and staying up-to-date on marketing-related legal issues 

Who You Are:

  • Significant experience with intellectual property (especially copyright and trademark), advertising/FTC (especially advertising/marketing claims and endorsements), Internet, entertainment, licensing and contract law
  • Business-affairs related experience (including familiarity with union obligations and music licensing) a plus
  • Solid understanding of internet and social media landscapes, and comfort in dealing with related tech and media agreements
  • Demonstrated sound business and legal judgment
  • Independent mindset, creative, flexible, self-starting and hard-working
  • Successful working in a company experiencing rapid change
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to lead and effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


  • At least 6 years of marketing legal experience, including support of complex marketing-related transactions, ideally with both a law firm and within a fast-paced technology, media, or Internet company 
  • A track record of success in working collaboratively with business clients in support of innovative advertising/marketing programs
  • Thought leadership in advertising/marketing legal issues, as evidenced through speaking and writing
  • Comfortable working in a company experiencing rapid growth 
  • J.D. and New York or California bar admission in good standing (or qualified for and willing to apply for/maintain Registered In-House Counsel status with New York or California State Bar)

Here’s all the legal good stuff: We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.

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