Overview

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, is seeking a talented contracts negotiator for our Legal team. Were looking for someone who is an ace deal closer, gets things done with minimum friction, makes the complex seem simple, and eats contracts for breakfast.

In this role, you will:

  • Structure, negotiate, and draft partnership, commercial, vendor/services, technology, and advertising/marketing agreements/transactions. Expertise in talent agreements, privacy, licensing, intellectual property, and open source issues is a plus.
  • Help to build business relationships that generate revenue and strengthen our product offerings through technical integrations and expanding our sales channels.
  • Design processes that enable the team to scale, such as standardizing common deal terms and agreements and coordinating business and legal positions across teams.

You:

  • Have 3-5 years experience as a contracts negotiator, lawyer, or contracts administrator at a company. A law degree is not required for this role.
  • Are well-versed in issues relevant to our business, primarily: structuring and negotiating a wide variety of commercial transactions, software integrations, licensing (especially open source licenses), intellectual property, and privacy. Everything at Automattic is done on a global scale and in an international context (bonus points for breadth of experience outside of the U.S.).
  • Possess an agile and curious mind. Youre not afraid to ask questions or admit when you are wrong.
  • Are business-minded and very practical in addressing legal issues. We dont write a lot of memos at Automattic; we solve problems and get things done.
  • Thrive in a tech-centered environment and are adept at understanding technical and product details.
  • Have a healthy sense of humor and an abiding spirit of idealism about your chosen profession.
  • Operate very independently.
  • Are collaborative and enjoy working with a variety of internal operational and business teams (e.g., Engineering, Marketing, and Tax).
  • Recognize that law is about the grey areas and are comfortable living in them, while giving clear and actionable advice.
  • Excel at understanding complex topics and explaining them to others in clear, concise terms.
  • Are a great writer.
  • Love the open internet and all it stands for.

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