Full Time Job

Counsel / Senior Counsel, News Group


New York, NY 07-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d91k07-3-238-95-208-42 in your application.