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Commercial Counsel

at Media.Monks

Detroit, United States

The Role

Media.Monks is on the lookout for a highly motivated Commercial Counsel to join the US Legal team and help with day-to-day legal matters for our content productions in the US & Canada, and related legal issues, including MSAs, SOWs, Amendments, NDAs, and influencer agreements.

Have a passion for simplicity and clarity, coupled with a strong background in contract drafting and negotiation.

Be an autonomous, strategic, and adaptable attorney who thrives in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment, demonstrating agility in a digital-first setting. This role involves negotiating deals for the United States and Canada and providing practical, commercially-focused guidance and support to internal business stake

Responsibilities will include:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements (e.g. MSAs, SOWs, Content & Vendor Agreements, Amendments, NDAs, etc.) to support sales, marketing, and operations.
  • Work with clients and internal teams to lead negotiation of terms to align with company policies and objectives
  • Analyze and mitigate potential risks involved with specific contract terms
  • Partner with internal legal counsel across the world to create contract policies and commercial strategy to ensure the support of the business as it scales
  • Serve as primary contact for internal and external contract-related inquiries
  • Create and deliver internal training on commercial and legal processes and concepts
  • Assist with post-merger integration as related to commercial processes
  • Proactively identify new projects and goals needed to improve the legal function and work to accomplish them
  • Provide guidance and support to the global commercial team
  • Stay current on relevant industry, commercial, IP, privacy, employment, and other laws, regulations, and developments to adapt our commercial processes accordingly
  • Work on various other legal projects to support the North American and Global Legal team
  • This role will evolve as the needs of the business grows and changes

What you bring to it:

  • 7+ years of experience working on commercial transactions.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital advertising, content, and media is preferred, but not required.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Strong knowledge of digital content, entertainment, contract and commercial law.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on tasks in new areas of law.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to relay legal concepts, policies, documents in a manner easily understood by non-lawyers.
  • Flexibility to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment as we continue to grow our business internationally.
  • Curiosity and eagerness to stay up to date on the regional legal landscape and our industry and align our goals accordingly.
  • Must be able to effectively work cross-functionally with many different teams and personalities across the world.
  • Licensed lawyer in good standing admitted to practice in your state of residence or be able to obtain In-House Counsel Registration for your state of residence within 3-6 months of starting the role.
  • A positive attitude, ability to roll up your sleeves to get the job done and not sweat the small stuff!



At Media.Monks, we believe in fostering an environment where a diversity of perspectives can thrive. We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage qualified applicants, from all backgrounds, who are excited to contribute to our mission.  

What We Offer


  • Excellent, full coverage medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer-paid HRA
  • Generous PTO and 15 company-wide holidays
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Paid parental leave
  • Work-life balance with an emphasis on personal well-being
  • Career growth in a disruptor space & entrepreneurial opportunities within the Media.Monks network 
  • A globally diverse & inclusive culture with employee resource groups such as S4 Melanin, Pride.Monks, Cultura.Monks, and more!
  • Authentic commitment to DEI efforts and sustainable growth. (Why Sir Martin Sorrell signed The Climate Pledge here!)



Media.Monks has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what Media.Monks may pay for the position at the time of posting. Media.Monks may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on job-related factors, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


Salary Range
$130,000$150,000 USD

About Media.Monks

Media.Monks is the purely digital, unitary operating brand of S4Capital plc that connects 7,600+ digital natives across one global team. We are united by a mission to shift industries forward and pave the path towards ambitious outcomes so our clients and our people can realize their full potential for growth. Joining Media.Monks means becoming part of a highly ambitious collective of some of the most gifted, focused, joyful talent from all over the world, with the goal to change the industry for good.

Our unified model combines solutions in media, data, social, platforms, studio, experience, brand and technology services to help our clients continuously reinvent themselves throughout increasingly rapid cycles of disruption. Our efforts to shape culture, build innovative technologies and unlock the future of growth have earned recognition from numerous esteemed panels: we maintain a constant presence on Adweek’s Fastest Growing lists (2019-23), regular recognition at Cannes Lions, and continual inclusion in AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players (2020-24). In addition, we’ve received the honor of being Adweek’s first AI Agency of the year (2023), the title of Webby Production Company of the Year (2021-24), a record number of FWAs, and have earned a spot on Newsweek’s Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces 2023. Together, these achievements solidify our experience in digital innovation, excellence in craft, and commitment to personal growth.

We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a respectful and empowering work environment for all people to freely express themselves amongst colleagues who embrace diversity in all respects. Including fresh voices and unique points of view in all aspects of our business not only creates an environment where we can all grow and thrive but also increases our potential to produce work that better represents—and resonates with—the world around us. 

While we continue to grow our teams, please be mindful of fraudulent job postings and recruiting activities that may use our company name and information. Please be mindful to protect your personal information, especially your national identification number, and bank account information during a recruiting process. While Media.Monks may reach out to potential candidates via LinkedIn, we will always ask applicants to apply through our website ( and will never ask for payment or bank account information during the recruitment process.

  • Responsible for resourcing and implementing security controls for your teams processes and systems
  • Responsible that all your personnel apply information security in accordance with the established information security policy

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