Ecommerce Counsel - Governance and Experience




Seattle, WA


Position summary

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.

Why Join Us At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok.

About the Team The US E-Commerce Legal Team provides comprehensive legal support for diverse, cross-functional, and multi-jurisdictional e-commerce initiatives in the https://U.S., including TikTok Shop. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within an experienced and collaborative legal team that supports one of TikTok's strategic business priorities.

The Role This role supports TikTok Shop's US Governance and Experience (GNE) team. We are seeking a candidate with experience advising on policies related to e-commerce marketplaces, preferably with knowledge of https://U.S. consumer product safety requirements. The candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires the use of sound judgment while navigating ambiguity, competing priorities, and short turnaround times. The ideal candidate will bring a strong bias for action, ownership mindset, and enthusiasm to respond quickly to a business that is scaling fast.


  • Advising on the development and implementation of policies applicable to TikTok Shop sellers, creators, partners, and customers;
  • Reviewing and providing advice on digital product features related to GNE policies, with a focus on features related to seller and listing governance, fraud prevention, creator engagement, and intellectual property protection;
  • Providing expert advice on https://U.S. consumer product testing and display requirements across multiple product categories;
  • Support the business in understanding and complying with legal and regulatory requirements when launching new policies, products, features, and initiatives in the US;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of TikTok E-Commerce Legal Team through the development of policies, training, and business-facing resources;
  • Partner closely with local and international stakeholders in legal, privacy, and public policy, to deliver projects against short timeframes, setting appropriate priorities and managing legal risk.
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus a https://J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of a state bar
  • 6+ years of experience
  • Experience supporting policy and governance teams within an e-commerce, marketplace, or retail organization
  • Basic understanding consumer product testing and display requirements in the https://U.S., preferably across multiple product categories
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up environment with little direction and able to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Possess the highest standard of ethics, a positive attitude, and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong listener and the ability to clearly communicate complicated topics to cross-functional business partners across the globe.
  • A confident self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, yet with creative mind, and demonstrate the ability to effectively and proactively exercise good judgment and partner with the business in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently on many different projects at once in a fast-paced environment Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with cross-functional business stakeholders as in-house counsel
  • Knowledge of US laws as it applies to platform providers, in particular e-commerce platforms
  • Experience in platform liability, intellectual property, consumer protection, regulatory and compliance schemes to new technology and e-commerce products and customer/third party agreements

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at https://Recruiting.Corp@ The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $145666 - $280250 annually.​Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.​At ByteDance/TikTok our benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support ByteDancers to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees: ​We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care. ​Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off(PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability. ​We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.​

Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management

  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 100% would recommend this company to other women

  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.

  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.

  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.