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Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel with focus on Intellectual property and rights management

Storytel is Northern Europe's largest audiobook streaming service. We offer thousands of audiobooks and ebooks to customers in thirteen markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. We are now looking to strengthen our team by adding an in-house counsel dedicated mainly to rights issues within Storytel.  

Role and responsibilities

As our Legal Counsel with focus on IP and rights management, you will be the main legal support function for our digital publishing and rights management teams within Storytel Publishing and report to Storytel’s General Counsel. As such you will be working globally with our agreements and with intellectual property rights management issues for the Storytel group. Main tasks include assisting our rights teams in negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements regarding publishing, content acquisition and new format deals (including film and TV). Additionally, you will assist in Storytels work towards growing our licensed rights catalog and in creating new and creative partnerships with other publishers, platforms and producers. You will also assist in general rights-related matters, legal investigations, infringement situations, disputes and in monitoring current intellectual property related issues for the group on both a national and global level.

About Storytels Legal Department and Storytel Publishing

With the addition of this new position, the Storytel Legal department will consist of four full-time lawyers all situated in Stockholm. Storytel Publishing is the direct publishing part of Storytel, spanning over thirteen different markets where we license, produce and commission our in-house publishing. 


·         Swedish L.LM. (Jur. kand.) or an international law degree of equivalent standard;

·         Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant working experience from rights work within the media, publishing or tech business;

·         Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, in Swedish, English and preferably one or two other languages; and

·         Excellent analytical and organizational skills

Additionally and apart from a passion for stories and audiobooks, you are a team player, sociable, responsible and driven.Experience with negotiating and drafting agreements regarding audio-visual rights (TV and film) it is a very big plus. As part of both the Legal department and the Rights Management team, a candidate for this position must have the ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet all relevant deadlines. Strong business judgment, ability to think strategically and give practical advice constitute basic requirements.

What we can offer

A team of great colleagues waits in our newly refurbished headquarters in the Norstedts house on Riddarholmen in central Stockholm. Additionally, we can offer the opportunity to experience first hand a developing company that embraces the latest technologies in everything we do. Good company culture and strong corporate values are important to us at Storytel and we believe in, and focus on, personal development. If you like to read more about us and our products please have a look at www.storytel.se.

Does this sound interesting? We are flexible with starting date but want to fill the position as soon as possible and would therefore love to get your application today.

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Tryckerigatan 4
111 28 Stockholm Directions


The Storytellers in 4 words?
Friendly, Welcoming, Helpful, Innovative.

Amount of coffee and tea cups per day?
Impossible to know, we like our hot beverages.

Number of orange headphones?

Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. Which is quite often, we like to celebrate - preferably with cake. 

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