Manager, Corporate Counsel - Chicago Remote (15010)

Chicago /
Legal – Corporate Counsel /
Full-time
Manager, Corporate Counsel
Duration: Permanent / Full Time
Location: Chicago (hybrid or remote)
Start: ASAP

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
Benefits at Getty Images
 
Health Insurance
We provide Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance for you and your family. We partner with Meritain (An Aetna Company), and CVS Caremark to provide you with two options for medical coverage - a POS plan and an HSA-qualified (Health Savings Account) Plan. The POS plan comes with a $200 per year Getty Images contribution to an FSA account. If you enroll in the HSA plan, Getty Images will give you $1400-$2400 per year to spend on any qualified health expenses. Dental insurance is available through Delta Dental. Vision Insurance is available through VSP. All full-time employees working at least 25 hours per week will become eligible for health benefits the 1st of the month following their date of hire. Contributions to health care accounts are prorated based on the date of hire.  For more information on these benefits you may request an electronic copy of our Benefits Guide.
 
Time off Work/life balance is important to us
We provide flexible time off and 10 sick days each calendar year. Additionally, we pay 4 weeks of fully-paid Parental Leave for new parents, with primary caregivers eligible for an additional 8 weeks of fully-paid leave.  
 
Company Paid Holidays
Employees enjoy company-paid holidays for each of our global locations.
 
Disability and Life Insurance
We automatically enroll and pay for Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) up to 2 times your annual salary. We also provide you with fully paid Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 
 
Employee Assistance Program
Employees have access to free, confidential assistance for everyday problems such as stress management, financial coaching, marital or family issues, substance abuse, occupational problems, and referrals for legal, childcare, and eldercare services. Employees can seek additional discounts on other wellness activities such as travel, gym memberships, and sports! Through our EAP services, employees are also eligible for 3 free counseling visits and life coaching sessions.  
 
401(k)
Start saving for retirement! Getty Images matches up to 4% of your deferred compensation, with immediate vesting – that means all of Getty Images employer match money is automatically yours – with no waiting period! 
 
Learning & Growth
We value continuous learning and development to help everyone develop their skills. Enjoy mentorship, curated training & more.

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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 27 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!
Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. 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 486 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. 

Getty Images is committed to providing Reasonable Accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email RecruitingAccommodations@gettyimages.com.

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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.