Director of Business & Legal Affairs

San Francisco
Jul 02, 2024
Aug 01, 2024
Legal Specialist
Contract Type

About Crunchyroll
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
● 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 or
Los Angeles 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
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!
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
● 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.