Counsel/Senior Counsel

Practice Areas: Commercial Job #: 62417BR Exp.: 5+ Years
Position Overview:
The Counsel/Senior Counsel, News Group, will focus on digital and technology transactions for the News Group, covering a broad range of platforms and deal types. The position is based in New York.

  • Draft, negotiate and review digital and technology-focused agreements, including SaaS agreements, software and technology licenses, MSAs, content licenses, digital distribution agreements and e-commerce agreements.
  • Provide legal support to Digital Technology, Product & Design, Digital E-Commerce, Technology Systems Engineering, Sourcing and Business Development.
  • Advise on the development of websites, mobile apps, podcasts, streaming services and other digital/technology platforms and products.
  • Coordinate with Privacy and Information Security to ensure personal data and confidential information is collected, used and secured in accordance with laws and company requirements.
  • Advise clients regarding contractual rights and duties, matters of contract interpretation and pre-litigation dispute resolution.
  • Support and partner with legal colleagues in the News Group; contribute to an inclusive, collaborative team culture; take initiative to deliver value and support the production and distribution of the highest quality news content in the industry.

  • A minimum of 5 years commercial legal experience, including substantial experience with digital and technology transactions. Experience in the news or entertainment industry preferred.
  • Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school or comparable law school outside of the United States.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of New York or another State Bar and registered as in-house counsel.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong understanding of intellectual property law.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, drafting, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships; exercise sound, practical judgment; prioritize a high volume workload; work independently and part of a team in a fast-paced environment; proactively identify legal issues and resolve them quickly; embrace new or creative legal models and accept reasonable levels of risk; and master new areas of expertise as business needs change.
  • Demonstrated passion for news.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.

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