CommercialJob #: 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.
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
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.