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Head of Legal

New York, NY

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: Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible. Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day. To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always. At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve. Join us.


  • Lead a team of privacy professionals in the review of new products, product features, and other product-related matters in the monetization and e-commerce space to ensure compliance with privacy and data protection laws.
  • Coordinate with regional counsel to perform multi-jurisdictional assessments in order to assist with global privacy design and compliance efforts.
  • Lead efforts to develop global strategies, standards, and policies for our privacy and data protection practices in the monetization and e-commerce space.
  • Advise on monetization and e-commerce related privacy policy and practice questions, assess and advise on third-party relationships, and conduct compliance assessments as needed.
  • Provide support as needed to assist on other company initiatives (new technology implementation, internal policies, and data security efforts).
  • Provide strategic legal guidance to executives on privacy and data protection matters


  • Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent) with membership in good standing in a US State Bar, UK or EU Member Nation bar.
  • 15 or more years of post-qualifications experience with at least 8 years of privacy experience. Past experiences should include extensive leadership responsibilities leading global teams of legal professionals and providing legal counsel in enterprise technology or leading consumer-facing digital applications in the advertising technology or e-commerce space.
  • Extensive experience working with international teams in various time zones in a cross-functional environment.
  • Detailed oriented, strong documentation, presentation, and communication skills in a cross-functional and global role.
  • Highly motivated, proactive work ethic, ability to multitask, collaborate and produce results in an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment.
  • Strong drafting, presentation, and communication skills in a cross-functional and global role.
  • Interest and ability to understand complex technical issues and excellent problem solving skills. 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 an accommodation, please reach out to us at

For Pay Transparency - Compensation Description (Annually)

The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $320.000 - $492.800 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.​

Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees 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.​

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