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Associate Counsel

Company: IZEA
Location: Dearborn Heights
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

About Us

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. ("IZEA") is a marketing technology company providing software and professional services that enable brands to collaborate and transact with the full spectrum of today's top social influencers and content creators.

The company serves as a champion for the growing Creator Economy, enabling individuals to monetize their content, creativity, and influence. IZEA launched the industry's first-ever influencer marketing platform in 2006 and has since facilitated nearly 4 million transactions between online buyers and sellers.

Leading brands and agencies partner with IZEA to increase digital engagement, diversify brand voice, scale content production, and drive highly measurable return on investment.


We're looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Legal team in a remote-first setting as Associate Counsel. This position requires strong organizational and time management skills, commercial contract negotiation and management experience, and an unmatchable work ethic.

IZEA's workforce is currently 100% remote and the ideal candidate thrives with the freedom and flexibility this structure provides.

Due to this being a work-from-home opportunity it is posted in multiple locations; however, there is currently only one opening.

Primary Responsibilities:

As Associate Counsel, you will report to the SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, and you will be responsible for the following:

  • Participate in the contract life cycle, from providing counsel pre-contracting to drafting agreements and conducting contract negotiations.
  • Identify contract concerns and determine course of action to resolve any issues, including partnering with senior management, Finance, Engineering, or the relevant business unit.
  • Research and prepare employee-facing guidance on novel topics of marketing and advertising law, among other areas.
  • Lead meetings and calls with internal business units, and conduct employee training for compliance throughout the year.
  • Spearhead projects where you use your independent judgment to make significant decisions and recommendations on matters of significance, with relative autonomy.
  • Expertly explain to business teams any legal terms, theorems, and best practices as they pertain to negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Update contract templates for compliance and readability.
  • Maintain and update IZEA's domestic and foreign trademark portfolio, and work with outside counsel to search marks and prepare applications to the USPTO.
  • Participate in the publishing and enforcing of company policies, including the Employee Handbook.
  • Assists in the drafting and negotiation of NDAs, services agreements, software agreements, third-party contractor/creator deal memos, sweepstakes/contest rules, intercompany agreements, routine forms, and other legal documents for the US company and its Canadian subsidiary.

What We're Looking For:

  • Experience working with third-party commercial contracts (not real estate contracts)
  • Significant experience in drafting, analyzing, amending, and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Superb organizational strength, detail-oriented, capability to manage a large workload and juggle many competing priorities in a team-based environment while consistently meeting deadlines
  • High energy and enthusiasm, self-motivated, able to work independently but wise enough to know when to ask for guidance
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing environment and working with various personality types in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to identify and analyze key issues and react promptly and appropriately
  • Knowledge of key points in marketing, promotions, social media, and SaaS transactions, and the expertise to explain key contract provisions such as indemnification, jurisdiction, and confidentiality.
  • A meticulous worker who abhors typos and only submits the best work product possible.
  • Proficient in Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Excel, and comfortable with Mac computer systems

Education/Certification and Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Bar license in any U.S. state, but Florida is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience, preferably in-house.
  • Experience in corporate/commercial law preferred.

Why would you want to work at IZEA?

The act of hiring is not simply to up the headcount or to fill a seat quickly. When we hire at IZEA, it's to add to our strong existing roster of talent and choose the right individual to impact, collaborate, commit, inspire, and grow alongside our tenured teams.

IZEA has been ranked a 'Top Place to Work' by the Orlando Sentinel for the past 4 years and has been recognized as a Deloitte "Fast 500" honoree for the past 2 years. We take great pride in creating a positive work environment for all our employees - from our investment in team member ongoing education to the ability to influence real change across our business - we are dedicated to your long-term growth and success.

At IZEA, you have an opportunity to make an impact on a global scale. IZEA connects leading brands with a network of over 850,000 opt-in creators ranging from YouTube stars to mommy bloggers and everyone in-between. We are the pioneers fueling the democratization of information, entertainment, marketing, and commerce. Our platforms fuel the burgeoning Creator Economy, filled with the next generation of artists, poets, filmmakers, photographers, thought leaders, comics, actors, and musicians. What you do here will impact hundreds of thousands of people directly and influence the actions of millions more.

We provide an open, flexible workplace that welcomes people from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. IZEA places value on action and results. We seek individuals that thrive in a challenging and fast-evolving work environment. While the company is over 14 years old, our executives remain active player-coaches -- they roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty by working side-by-side with our team members across all levels of seniority to accomplish our common goals.

IZEA is focused on promoting an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the different viewpoints and experiences our diverse group of team members brings to our company. If you are the very best at what you do and seeking an opportunity to attack the "never been done before" with a passionate team of dreamers and doers, we encourage you to apply.

California residents, please follow this link to view the types of information we may gather from California residents who are applicants, employees, or contractors of IZEA, and how we use such information.

Keywords: IZEA, Battle Creek , Associate Counsel, Other , Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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