Associate General Counsel
Business & Legal Affairs, Content Distribution
Posted on 7/19/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Streaming platform for television
Company Overview
Roku's mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem around the world. The company connects users to the streaming content they love, and we enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers.
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Business & Strategy
Legal & Compliance
  • 7+ years of transactional legal experience at a law firm and/or a corporate legal department (and preferably a digital media or technology company), with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating content licensing and digital distribution transactions
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating digital media and technology agreements for ad-supported, transactional and subscription services, with a detailed working knowledge of applicable commercial deal structures and, ideally, familiarity with the video advertising technology ecosystem
  • Prior experience with intellectual property, data privacy and security issues in the context of digital media and technology transactions, and familiarity with the relevant business terms and structures
  • Ability to dynamically assess risk and determine priorities based on the evolving needs of the business, and to provide practical, risk-appropriate solutions combining expert legal judgment with detailed product knowledge
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-department, cross-functional role, exercising leadership as needed to create legal structures for new service and product initiatives
  • Ability to think clearly and succinctly, and to cogently articulate a negotiating position, as well as to draft contracts in clear, concise language
  • Bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from a U.S. accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of California or New York
  • Draft and negotiate agreements with application developers and content publishers for distribution of third-party applications on the Roku platform
  • Draft and negotiate OTT licensing and distribution agreements with providers of subscription services, for exploitation through The Roku Channel
  • Draft and negotiate advertising terms with ad-supported streaming service providers
  • Draft and maintain click-through license and distribution agreements
  • Advise the Content Acquisition and Distribution teams on content-related matters and support cross-departmental collaboration
  • Advise on legal matters arising from the development of new features for content delivery and content monetization on the Roku Channel and platform
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the growth and expansion of the Roku Channel, including Finance, Ad Tech and Content Security
  • Support colleagues in Legal (including by working with outside counsel) with respect to the assessment of content-related regulations and best practices
Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, utilizing effective organizational skills to prioritize and manage aggressive deadlines for multiple simultaneous projects for multiple stakeholders. Successful experience working with a high-growth or startup media or technology company is a plus