Junior Legal Counsel

  • Los Angeles
  • Full-Time
Acast was founded in 2014 and is one of the most eminent podcast platforms, and a pioneer in the open 
podcast ecosystem, connecting all podcasting stakeholders to one common software infrastructure.
Through its infrastructure, Acast allows advertisers to efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners 
through dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2020, had approximately three billion 
listens on Acast-connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts more than 30,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the Company has nine local subsidiaries including UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.

About the Role

Acast is looking for a junior legal counsel to join the Acast team in Los Angeles, in this role you will support on a wide range of commercial matters for all aspects of the Acast business including: global content and distribution contracts, ad sales agreements, general commercial contractual issues across strategy, content, sales, PR and communications matters.

What you'll do:
  • This role will include drafting, reviewing and analyzing a variety of agreements, including podcast licensing agreement, advertising sales agreements, co-production agreements, confidentiality agreements, and talent agreements.   
  • You will liaise and work closely with a variety of internal stakeholders and teams, across countries and departments, as well as outside counterparties (e.g., talent attorneys and agents, and production company counsels). The role is encouraged to provide business driven and practical advice and creative solutions and support, while ensuring legal compliance in all aspects. 
  • This role will report to the Legal Counsel (Americas), based in New York.
  • Some travelling will be required.

  • Who you are:
  • You have 1-3 years of legal experience, preferably in entertainment, media, technology and/or intellectual property from a law firm, entertainment agency or in-house legal department. 
  • Law Degree (J.D. or LL.M.) from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to California State Bar in good standing or registered as an in-house attorney. 
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented positive attitude, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Outstanding analytic, communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. 
  • Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

    Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.

    We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!