Manager, Corporate Counsel
Getty Images
Toronto, Canada
2d ago

Who You Are : Getty Images is hiring a Manager, Corporate Counsel! This role joins the sales support legal team and reports to the Senior Director, Legal.

This role provides legal support primarily for regional sales and business development teams to ensure that sales and business development contracts for Getty Images’ content and services are finalized quickly and accurately.

Responsibilities also include working closely with our content teams on projects related to the license and acquisition of digital content for licensing to a broad customer base, including negotiating content provider agreements with key suppliers.

Corporate Counsel develops relationships with key internal and external customers and content providers by negotiating and implementing master agreements, providing appropriate legal training, and troubleshooting operational and legal road blocks for customers.

Periodic travel to other North American offices may be required. In addition, this person will serve as primary legal contact for commercial, marketing, and intellectual property issues arising in the region.

Successful candidates show accountability to their team and the broader business, consistent good judgment, effective communication skills, ability to prioritize and deliver on timelines and contract negotiating and drafting skills.

Do you have flexibility in style and approach? Do you have the ability to maintain composure and a sense of humor in the face of unexpected challenges?

Enthusiasm for the job and working well with a team are imperative. This role is best suited for individuals who can work with minimal on-site supervision and are comfortable servicing a remote client base.

This role must be based in the Eastern Time Zone (e.g., New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto).

Your Next Challenge :

  • Exercise independent responsibility for partnering with the regional sales, business development, and content teams, providing contract drafting, negotiation, and maintenance support together with attorneys in other offices.
  • Independently prepare and manage legal documentation (contracts, legal correspondence, etc.) and other materials related to job duties.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with in-house clients and customers.
  • Train in-house clients and present to external customers on salient legal issues affecting Getty Images’ business.
  • Communicate (written and oral) with internal and external parties, including clients and outside legal counsel, as necessary to perform job duties.
  • Serve as a local contact for legal issues that arise in the region
  • Bring solutions to complex legal problems.
  • Contribute to the management and / or strategic focus of the legal team
  • What You'll Need :

  • Preferred 5 plus years of relevant experience (in-house and / or prior law firm experience) with licensing, intellectual property, and general commercial legal matters.
  • Juris Doctorate and member in good standing with the State / Province Bar
  • Prior knowledge and experience independently negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to interact with senior legal and business leaders from key customers.
  • Critical analysis skills related to identifying and solving problems in a sales environment.
  • Experience working with and training members of a sales team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks with minimal direction and / or supervision.
  • Ability to work productively in an evolving environment.
  • A standout teammate, driven to bring solutions
  • Maintains composure during tight deadlines.
  • Completes work with professionalism and with integrity.
  • A sense of humor is a must.
  • Experience using platforms such as Salesforce, Slack, Zoom, and WorkRamp is an asset
  • Covid-19 Company Statement : Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing may be mandated by the relevant local laws with which Getty Images will comply.

    If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and / or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).

    US Specific : Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing has been mandated by the Biden administration and that mandate applies to our US workforce.

    If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and / or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).

    Who We Are : For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand.

    The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.

    Help us move the world with images! is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world available through its industry-leading sites and .

    The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers.

    Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography.

  • With over 440 million assets , of which over 320 million are digitized , encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage;
  • exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter .

    Getty Images offers the most exclusive and unique creative and editorial visual content globally. The breadth and quality of our content allows our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, thereby eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.

    Getty Images moves the world whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving.

    Getty Images offers the highest quality and most diverse visual content , based on industry-leading expertise and innovation .

    Leadership Principles As a company, we're committed to living these Principles every day. Here's how we support our mission to be the best place to work globally.

  • We are trustworthy, transparent, and honest We love character, authenticity, and integrity. We always raise the bar Excellence is our norm;
  • we get better through endeavor, curiosity, and speed. We collectively bring solutions We love debate, but collaborating to solve problems for ourselves and our customers is everyone’s responsibility.

    We care, are kind, courteous, and respectful We will not tolerate rudeness. We reject biased behaviour and discrimination We seek to understand biases in all forms.

    We call out biases and discrimination when observed and take action where responsible. We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experience Diversity and inclusion are never done, but we are passionate in their pursuit.

  • We are one Getty Images with no silos We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise;
  • we make time for our peers. We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goals With one voice and shared accountability.

    We put the customer at the heart of everything we do We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.

    We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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    Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

    For company news and announcements, visit our, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit . Find Getty Images on , , , , and , or download thewhere you can explore, save and share the world's best imagery.

    Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

    Getty Images believes that diversity is critical to our success in moving the world with images and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity.

    We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

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