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Company: Crunchyroll, LLC

About Crunchyroll

WE HELP EVERYONE BELONG. IT’S OUR PURPOSE.

Founded by fans, Crunchyroll delivers the art and culture of anime to a passionate community. We super-serve over 100 million anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories, and help them connect with the stories and characters they crave. Whether that experience is online or in-person, streaming video, theatrical, games, merchandise, events and more, it’s powered by the anime content we all love.

Join our team, and help us shape the future of anime!

About the role

We are seeking a Director of Business & Legal Affairs fluent in Japanese to join our legal team. Reporting to our VP of Business & Legal Affairs, Content and Games, you will manage various business and legal affairs for Crunchyroll, with a focus on anime licensing and co-production agreements with Japanese licensors and production committees.

  • You will structure, draft and negotiate a wide variety of agreements, including those relating to: content licensing/acquisition (both inbound and outbound); content distribution; marketing and advertising; events; sweepstakes; and merchandising
  • You will liaise and maintain relationships with main licensing partners
  • You will partner with content acquisition business affairs, and the acquisition and production teams.
  • You will provide practical advice and solutions to internal partners on all related legal matters
  • You excel in environments where you can work in new and developing areas of the law, tempered by an appreciation of the associated complexity and risk

We are considering applicants for our San Francisco office.

About You

We get excited about candidates, like you, because…

  • 10+ years of experience, with proficiency in entertainment, tech, and general corporate matters. You have worked in-house or at a top-tier law firm providing in-house support for streaming, entertainment, or tech companies
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar. (Either CA required or ability to register as In-house attorney with State Bar of California)
  • Japanese bilingual fluency required; experience working in Japanese legal environments is a plus.
  • You have experience with the global media and entertainment industry and the ever-evolving industry landscape
  • You have practical knowledge of the digital VOD, TV, film, and tech industries
  • You excel in environments where you can work in new and developing areas of the law, tempered by an appreciation of the associated complexity and risk
  • You have excellent drafting skills,with creativity to create new language based on novel provisions negotiated in each deal
  • You can run multiple work streams simultaneously with precision, meeting deadlines
  • You can influence, and establish relationships and trust with internal and external partners

Why you will love working at Crunchyroll

In addition to getting to work with fun, passionate and inspired colleagues, you will also enjoy the following benefits and perks:

  • Receive a great compensation package including salary plus performance bonus earning potential, paid annually.
  • Flexible time off policies allowing you to take the time you need to be your whole self.
  • Generous medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health Saving Account HSA program
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan, with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • Support program for new parents
  • Pet insurance and some of our offices are pet friendly!

#LifeAtCrunchyroll #LI-Hybrid

The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Crunchyroll’s Total Rewards offerings for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, employer matched retirement savings, time-off programs, and progressive health benefits and perks.

Pay Transparency – San Francisco, CA

$190,000-$230,000 USD

About our Values

We want to be everything for someone rather than something for everyone and we do this by living and modeling our values in all that we do. We value

  • Courage. We believe that when we overcome fear, we enable our best selves.
  • Curiosity. We are curious, which is the gateway to empathy, inclusion, and understanding.
  • Service. We serve our community with humility, enabling joy and belonging for others.
  • Kaizen. We have a growth mindset committed to constant forward progress.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Our mission of helping people belong reflects our commitment to diversity & inclusion. It’s just the way we do business.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Crunchyroll. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

Questions about Crunchyroll’s hiring process? Please check out our Hiring FAQs: https://help.crunchyroll.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040471712-Crunchyroll-Hiring-FAQs

Please beware of recent scams to online job seekers. Those applying to our job openings will only be contacted directly from @crunchyroll.com email account.

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