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Independent media and technology company for women.

Legal Counsel - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

POPSUGAR is looking for a full-time, commercial transactions attorney to join the in-house legal team. 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. This position is based in POPSUGAR’s San Francisco office.


Review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts, including online advertising and agency agreements, insertion orders, data agreements, licensing agreements, production agreements, distribution agreements and terms of service.
Advise sales, marketing, engineering, IT, business development, product, studio and editorial teams on intellectual property, licensing, data protection, privacy, digital advertising, clearance and other legal issues relevant to content creation and distribution by an online media company.
Review, draft and negotiate co-marketing, partnership, event production and licensing agreements in connection with marketing and advertising campaigns; review materials for sweepstakes and contests.
Advise human resources, finance and facilities teams on contract issues; draft and review consulting agreements, bonus compensation plans, and facilities-related services agreements.
Support the legal team with ongoing and special initiatives, including IP portfolio management, compliance, litigation support, process improvement, template development, trainings for business teams and use of technologies to increase efficiencies.


Minimum of 5 years as a practicing attorney in a law firm or in-house legal department.
Law degree from top tier law school with strong academic performance; admitted to practice and active member of a state bar, preferably California.
Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to tailor communication style to diverse audiences.
Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate is:

a self-starter proficient in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts;
knowledgeable of legal and regulatory issues relating to online media, social media, and/or digital advertising (including FTC guidelines and IAB standards);
an excellent project manager with strong organizational skills;
able to make sound legal decisions under tight deadlines and to evaluate risks in light of business concerns;
an efficient and creative problem-solver who is mindful of business objectives and communication styles; and
a collaborator who adopts a team-oriented approach to projects when suitable, and maintains an energetic and positive attitude.


POPSUGAR Inc. is a global media and technology company that is parent to lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR and monthly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have. Together, the brands attract a monthly global audience of 100 million, generating 3.1 billion monthly content views. POPSUGAR is the #1 lifestyle brand for young women, delivering inspiring, informative, and entertaining content in multi-platforms across entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, parenting, news and more. POPSUGAR Studios, the video production arm of POPSUGAR, Inc., is the leading producer of online video lifestyle content, with more than 300 million monthly views of its original series.

POPSUGAR Inc. has offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London and operates internationally in Australia, France, the Middle East, and the UK. The company is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital and IVP. For more information about POPSUGAR Inc., visit

POPSUGAR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive company culture. We celebrate our differences and embrace the varying ideas, interests, and life experiences that make us who we are. As a company with a mission to inform and inspire people all over the world, we believe that employing individuals with diverse backgrounds is essential to building a successful, creative, and innovative business.

We work hard, play nice, and welcome those who do the same.

Whoever you are, You are POPSUGAR.