You care about communicating clearly and want everything you write and say to be transparent and approachable. You take initiative, work independently, make decisions based on incomplete information, own the results, and figure out how to do better next time. You’re practical, resilient, and low ego.  You think about the biggest possible picture, and embrace thinking through the broad social implications of our product, brand and monetization choices.

VSCO is looking for its first Director of Legal & Compliance to lead our legal and compliance functions as we continue to grow and scale. We’re looking for an experienced internet / tech lawyer to build and lead our legal team, develop and execute our legal strategy, counsel cross functional teams (including product, marketing, engineering, partnerships, finance, people ops, and trust & safety) and help lead the company as we scale.

 

The day-to-day

  • Lead our legal team to help position and protect our company, monitoring and analyzing all legal issues of importance to VSCO, serving as a company-wide thought leader and trusted business partner 
  • Partner with Finance and Biz Dev on strategic transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
  • Lead general corporate matters in areas like governance, employment, equity, commercial contracts, real estate and compliance in areas such as privacy (including GDPR), and intellectual property
  • Partner with cross-functional teammates across the company to ensure our products and services comply with current & emerging legislation and that legal needs are embedded into our future roadmap
  • Review, draft and update as needed VSCO’s policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable US and international laws, rules and regulations, company practices and standards, and best practices in an evolving regulatory environment
  • Draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements, including SaaS, partnership, non-disclosure, marketing, and vendor agreements
  • Guide the Trust & Safety team on escalations and policies related to content moderation, handle law enforcement requests, as well as help them scale with internal playbooks and processes

 

Qualifications

  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state, have 8+ years of relevant legal experience (both top tier law firm and in-house); management experience a plus
  • Expertise with most of the following substantive legal areas, and an appetite to learn the others: privacy, product, corporate governance, trust and safety, internet and media law, employment, and intellectual property
  • Experience with fundraising, M&A, and/or IPO
  • Experience scaling in a startup or smaller company, fast-paced environment where you need to roll up your sleeves to take on tasks both big and small, and work well with and collaborate with many other teams, going beyond the traditional boundaries of the role

Nice to have

  • A deep appreciation for photography, video and/or other aspects of the arts would be greatly valued

 

About VSCO
VSCO is a creative channel. We build creative tools, spaces and connections driven by self-expression. Our Mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity.
 
Job Perks
Free delicious lunches daily, amazing snack selections, and the best coffee around. Equity, health, vision and dental insurance for families, and a flexible vacation policy. 
 
Why VSCO?
 
Creative Freedom
We value the creative process and our employees’ opinions — input is encouraged, regardless of your position or title. We want to work with people who are driven and demonstrate initiative in taking our mission to the next level.
 
The Working Life
At VSCO, everyone works hard but also takes the time to enjoy life outside of the office. Balance is important to us.
 
It Won’t Be Boring
Try new things. Think outside the box. We celebrate an environment that fights stagnation and challenges the status quo.
 
Interested in this position?
Tell us why you want to work at VSCO and what we should know about you.
 
VSCO believes in building a safe place for creative expression and celebrating that which makes us human, welcoming unique and personal backgrounds and experiences. We’re proud to foster diverse perspectives within VSCO as we continue to build an inclusive culture.

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