Facebook Contractual Rights Team Lead in Austin, Texas


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We’re the team that’s responsible for managing reports surrounding Facebook’s policies and procedures, complex legal issues and the changing landscape of free speech on the Internet. We are passionate about building trust and giving a voice to the most people. We mitigate legal risk and make the world more open and connected while scaling our operations to support Facebook’s 1.8 billion users. As a member of the Contractual Rights team, you'll play a key role in innovating, improving and handling legal matters efficiently and quickly to ensure that Facebook meets its obligations in music contractual agreements. You'll use data-driven techniques, industry-leading workforce management, advanced process improvement and legal and policy expertise to ensure that we comply with Facebook's obligations and strengthen our strategic partnerships. This team touches a wide array of Facebook's Legal, Media, and Music ecosystem and has a diverse group of stakeholders across the team and company.

We are seeking someone to help lead the strategic direction of the team in support of our music licenses and contractual obligations, while also growing the skills and professional development of individuals on the team. This role will be heavily focused on building and strengthening relationships, influencing product and tools strategy, and empowering performance of individual contributors. This role requires both strong analytical and project management skills, and the ability to lead and mentor others. Candidates will be self-motivated, data-oriented, and flexible to frequent changes and collaboration. This is a full-time position located in Austin, Texas.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead a team of people to develop business strategy and support music contractual obligations, prioritizing efficiency and global scalability

  2. Develop a deep expertise in legal aspects of Facebook’s rights management products, licensing, and music licensing agreements, to effectively advocate for product improvements, support escalations, partner needs, and user experiences

  3. Identify trends and develop solutions to optimize team workflows, introduce new processes, and improve partner and user experiences

  4. Support Facebook’s business development team in executing contractual obligations as part of our music licensing strategy across labels, publishers, and PROs

  5. Use data-driven strategies and well defined metrics to measure the team's success and goals around user experience and operational efficiency

  6. Partner closely with cross-functional teams to organize, motivate, and develop a team focusing on maximizing individual strengths and skills

  7. Leverage skills across cross-functional legal, operations, and policy teams to move roadblocks and empower individuals to deliver results on initiatives that drive goals forward while mitigating competing incentives and risk

  8. Willingness to travel

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. B.A. or B.S. degree or higher

  2. 5+ years of experience in end-to-end project management, product, business strategy, and/or operations

  3. 1+ years experience managing people

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in the field of intellectual property, music/video licensing, or digital rights management

  2. Demonstrated track record of disciplined execution, acting independently across competing priorities and exercising judgment

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.