Full Time Job

Senior Counsel

Vox Media

New York, NY 06-07-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Counsel / Senior Counsel (Corporate, Compliance & Operations)

WHO WE ARE

The Legal & Business Affairs team of Vox Media has an opening for a Counsel or Senior Counsel position who will be responsible for a wide array of corporate matters. We're looking for a business-minded attorney with experience in the technology or media industry who can act as a utility player for a high-performing legal team. This position will provide corporate and business law guidance, including managing corporate governance best practices, helping to manage the Company's equity program, and supporting M&A activity as needed. The position will also manage vendor, confidentiality, and professional services agreements to support the various core services teams at Vox Media.

This position reports to the SVP, Deputy General Counsel while working closely with other members of the Legal & Business Affairs department, as well as internal business teams and leadership across the company. This position is perfect for an attorney who can work within a team and who has had substantive exposure to a broad range of corporate and transactional matters. While this is listed as a Washington, DC position, we are considering candidates from either DC or New York.

The Legal & Business Affairs team is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what's now, what's next, and what's possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
• Provide counsel on general corporate governance and corporate structuring matters, including formation and contribution of legal entities, managing subsidiary books and implementing best corporate governance practices.
• Provide support to M&A and financing transactions, including managing the internal due diligence process, negotiating ancillary agreements and documents, and assisting in all areas of deal planning, execution and integration.
• Manage and administer the company's equity incentive plan and develop employee education materials.
• Assist in managing the company's risk management practices, including reviewing and renewing the company's corporate insurance policies and implementing company-wide risk management training.
• Support the Finance organization in the preparation of tax filings, year-end audits, and external reporting, as well as engaging outside accountants and advisors.
• Assist with review and negotiation of office leases.
• Review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements with vendors or other partners, including professional services agreements, nondisclosure agreements, master services agreements and statements of work, and similar agreements.
• Perform contract research and interpretation, providing support on day-to-day issues raised under vendor contracts, including transactional and non-transactional vendor related matters across the company's core services and business units such as people and culture, finance, real estate, studios production, workplace services, and editorial.

WHO YOU ARE
• JD and admitted to practice.
• At least two years of law firm experience preferred; relevant in-house experience also a plus.
• Corporate, M&A, or similar transactional experience that provides exposure across a wide range of corporate issues and familiarity with various different types of agreements and practice areas.
• Ability to translate complex legal issues to business partners and provide a balanced and practical approach to legal drafting and problem solving.
• Proven ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all organizational levels.
• Professional, personable, approachable and courteous demeanor.
• Creative, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative, and a can-do, no job is too small, team player attitude.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills, including clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, negotiating skills, and strong legal drafting abilities.
• Strong desire to learn the business and to function integrally as part of an interdisciplinary team.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch!

WHERE YOU'LL WORK

This job is based in either DC or NYC, or regional to either DC or NYC in order to allow periodic travel to Vox Media offices. We're dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1bwyv-44-201-94-72-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Vox Media

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

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