We’re the #1 news app on Android and #3 on iOS in in the U.S. in 2018. With 4M+ daily active users (source: App Annie), we’re ahead of major news outlet and platforms such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews. We are also the most downloaded mobile app in the news category in 2018 across iOS and Android.

Particle Media, Inc. (the company owns and operates News Break) is a series-B startup backed by the world’s leading investors such as IDG Capital. We’re one of the highest growth ventures in the Silicon Valley.

The Role

We are looking for an excellent General Counsel to add value to and be the “backbone” of our business. You will ensure that company operates within the law at all times, offer counsel on legal issues, create an effective guardian of the organization and facilitate business strategies development. The successful candidate will be able to ensure legal compliance and limit risk exposure.

Specifically, we’re looking for candidates with rich experience in copyright related laws, startup fundraising, and general litigation related areas.

Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
Base your decision making process on ethics and integrity
Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsel, politicians, clients)
Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from team
Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
Meet legal objectives
Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas
Keep abreast of legislative changes
Proven general counseling experience in business environment
Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc)
In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
Well-versed in how business operate with financial acumen
High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
Excellent judgement and analytical skills
First class interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”
BSc degree in Law or J.D. degree
MA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an asset

We provide highly competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, and stock options. Benefits include great Medical, Dental and Vision. A flat organization and family-like culture makes this a perfect environment to make huge impact on our product and grow your skill set.

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