Facebook Counsel, Content in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook seeks a highly motivated team player with a passion for online intermediary liability issues to serve as Counsel, Content. This role will tackle cutting-edge issues on a global scale arising from content posted by users on Facebook, Instagram, and the company’s other services. The ideal candidate will have experience with user-generated content and legal regimes relating to online intermediaries, including the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under US law and the E-Commerce Directive under EU law. There will be a particular focus on content-related matters involving defamation and local law violations (and less so on IP and quasi-IP matters such as rights of publicity). Days are fast-paced and action-packed, and we are looking for someone that is eager to roll up their sleeves and problem-solve on content-related matters of all kinds. The position is highly cross-functional, working closely with other legal teams and key business units, including the company’s operations, public policy, and communications teams.

Required Skills:

  1. Provide legal advice on incoming reports relating to content posted by users on the company’s services, including Facebook and Instagram

  2. Develop and apply policies and practices arising under “safe harbor” laws involving the company’s obligations to address potentially unlawful user-generated content

  3. Coordinate with cross-functional teams on legal, PR, and policy issues on content-related matters

  4. Manage intermediary liability and notice-and-takedown matters with a worldwide network of outside counsel

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one U.S. state bar

  2. 2+ years of experience relating to user-generated content and online intermediaries, from in-house or at a law firm

  3. Experience with legal obligations of online intermediaries, including notice-and-takedown

  4. Experience with content-related legal issues, including defamation

  5. Experience assessing legal, business and reputational risks

  6. Experience multi-tasking on priorities and projects

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.