People Matter

General Counsel



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
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We support a culture where our employees can be real and be bold; where we debate and commit as we embrace plot twists; and where every employee is empowered to take action as we prioritize the customer.
Our flexible work benefit - Scribd Flex - enables employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the daily work-style that best suits their individual needs. As an organization, we prioritize collaboration and intentional in-person moments to build culture and connection. For this reason, occasional in-person attendance is required for all Scribd employees, regardless of their location.
Role Summary
We are seeking an experienced and strategic General Counsel to join the executive team. The General Counsel will be responsible for all legal matters for the company, including Government Affairs. In addition, the General Counsel will be responsible for Security and IT.


  • Provide legal advice to the CEO, executive team, and Board of Directors on a wide range of legal matters.
  • Oversee Scribd’s legal strategy and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Manage all legal aspects of corporate governance, M&A, intellectual property, privacy, commercial contracts, and employment law.
  • Oversee Scribd’s enterprise risk management program.
  • Ensure Scribd’s legal interests are protected in all commercial transactions.
  • Provide strategic guidance on content licensing, distribution, and other content-related legal matters.
  • Manage Scribd’s Security and IT department, including oversight of the CISO.
  • Oversee security-related legal issues, including data privacy, cybersecurity and incident response.
  • Responsible for management of all aspects of the company’s equity.
  • Lead Scribd's government affairs activities, including representing the company’s interests in meetings with legislators and judicial matters.


  • JD from an accredited law school and member in good standing with a state bar.
  • US licensed attorney, preferably in California or New York.
  • 12+ years of experience at a law firm or in-house legal department. Prior experience working for a content or media company is a plus.
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary teams.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for working in a high-growth environment.
  • Experience with cybersecurity.
  • Familiarity with representing the interests of a company in legislative and judicial matters.
  • Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically and providing practical advice.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task and understand and manage shifting priorities and multiple projects.
  • Exceptional communication, analytical and drafting skills.
  • Exceptional judgment and integrity, adept at making smart decisions in the face of ambiguity and imperfect information.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to view legal issues within the context of business objectives, while effectively coordinating and maintaining strong relationships with cross-functional business partners.
  • Used to working in a fast-paced environment, handling novel issues, and providing timely, practical advice designed to enable the business to achieve its goals while managing risk.
  • Willing to travel occasionally.
At Scribd, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package and is determined within a range. Our pay ranges are based on the local cost of labor benchmarks for each specific role, level, and geographic location. San Francisco is our highest geographic market in the United States.
In the state of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $221,000 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $303,500 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California].
In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $154,500 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $288,250 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California].
In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $194,000 CAD [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $287,750 CAD [maximum salary in our highest geographic market].
We carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including but not limited to experience; job-related skill sets; relevant education or training; and other business and organizational needs. The salary range listed is for the level at which this job has been scoped. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for a competitive equity ownership, and a comprehensive and generous benefits package
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
*Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Scribd and the geographical location where you work.
• Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Medical/Dental/Vision): 100% paid for employees
• 12 weeks paid parental leave
• Short-term/long-term disability plans
• 401k/RSP matching
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Learning & Development programs
• Quarterly stipend for Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort
• Mental Health support & resources
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Referral Bonuses
• Book Benefit
• Sabbaticals
• Company wide events
• Team engagement budgets
• Vacation & Personal Days
• Paid Holidays (+ winter break)
• Flexible Sick Time
• Volunteer Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs
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Remote employees must have their primary residence in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Ontario (Canada), British Columbia (Canada), or Mexico.