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Manager, Legal & Business Affairs

OUR STORY:

JioSaavn is South Asia’s leading music streaming service with over 100M monthly active users. We are 200 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers’ access, discover, and listen to their favorite songs across languages and genres. In early 2018, a merger between Jio Music and Saavn was announced; creating the combined entity “JioSaavn” valued at over $1 billion. 

We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe. Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Shazam - to name a few - JioSaavn reaches more music fans across the world. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, innovations and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, from The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times to Forbes, and many more.  JioSaavn is ranked #1 India-wise and #28th rank globally in the 2019 list of "50 Most Innovative Companies" by Fast Company

OUR CULTURE:

At JioSaavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, JioSaavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose JioSaavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your vision to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard. 

ROLE:

JioSaavn is currently seeking an experienced attorney to join our in-house legal team to play a crucial legal and business affairs role for JioSaavn’s India operations.  A successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the evolving needs of a fast-paced and high growth business, bringing pragmatic solutions, best practices and strategies for managing legal risks. We are looking for a talented attorney with initiative and drive who can effectively partner with business teams and handle a high volume of varied and complex legal work in the media, music and technology sectors. This role will require you to play an important role JioSaavn’s Legal and Business Affairs department in India. and as such, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to offer legal advice clearly and effectively to a diverse audience is essential.  This position reports directly to our Director - Legal &. Business Affairs.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regular communication with JioSaavn business units to help identify and address legal issues associated with technology, digital product, digital content, integrated marketing, and programming across the JioSaavn platform.
  • Advise and provide legal advice on a wide spectrum of contract, technology, corporate, advertising, intellectual property, corporate, and privacy related issues.
  • Work closely with JioSaavn’s content strategy groups to assess risks associated with evolving content acquisition strategies and the licensing/clearance of related rights
  • Support the Legal and Business Affairs group with ongoing work streams including compliance, process improvement, template development and the use of technology to increase efficiencies.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • L.L.B with strong academic performance.
  • Admitted to practice in India. 
  • 3-5 years of transactional legal experience in a top-tier law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Skills and experience in either (i) corporate/M&A/structured finance or (ii) entertainment/media/digital technology.
  • Excellent business and legal judgment. Superior ability to assess risk and determine priorities based on that risk assessment as well as the needs of the business
  • Familiarity with the Indian music and entertainment industry helpful but not necessary.
  • Proven ability to quickly understand and learn new skill sets and new areas of practice.    
  • Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to tailor communication styles to diverse audiences
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete them on time.
  • An ideal candidate is “techie” by avocation and an avid music listener.
  • An entrepreneurial, creative and solution-driven outlook on all legal strategies.    

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At JioSaavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company. You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music. We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Premium health coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 401K matching contributions
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • JioSaavn-sponsored team outings
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