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Corporate Counsel, U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to partner with in-house business departments of U.S. News & World Report on legal, business and strategic issues. The Corporate Counsel is a generalist position with an emphasis on corporate transactional matters. You will be a member of a legal team with three attorneys and one legal assistant and report to the Senior Vice President Strategic Development and General Counsel of U.S. News.

You will have the latitude to work independently as a collaborative member of a small, collegial, fast-paced legal department. The in-house legal department of U.S. News is comprised of attorneys specializing in corporate law, first amendment, intellectual property, employment, and litigation issues. This position is based in New York City.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Draft, negotiate, and review a variety of agreements, including those in the areas of licensing, technology, advertising, purchasing, software, and services.
  • Advise in-house business departments on various legal issues and risks and on company policies and procedures.
  • Provide support on commercial litigation matters.
  • Willingness to perform tasks outside core responsibilities when necessary.

You should definitely have:

  • The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of legal experience gained through either a top tier law firm or in-house setting, primarily focused on corporate transactional matters.
  • Expertise handling contracts and agreements is required.
  • Demonstrated negotiation process experience.
  • JD from top law school, with strong academic credentials.
  • Mature judgment with the ability to build relationships and promote confidence across the entire organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in business terms both verbally and in writing to a wide range of audiences and comfortable with public speaking and presentations.
  • Admission to New York bar.

It would be nice if you had:

  • Familiarity with intellectual property and advertising and privacy issues.
  • Ability to interact effectively with management and employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to be a strategic business partner and trusted advisor who is decisive and brings a practical, commercial focus to the provision of legal advice.
  • A high degree of integrity and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.
  • Ability to be a collaborative and consultative team player with an ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Organizational skills and the capacity to work simultaneously on a broad variety of legal matters.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted November 20, 2020


Technology and Press Freedom Legal Fellowship, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Technology and Press Freedom Legal Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that focuses on technology law and related issues. The fellow is an integral part of the Technology and Press Freedom Project at the Reporters Committee, which combines law, policy analysis and public education to advocate for the First Amendment rights and freedom of information interests of the news media and the public. The project works on an array of issues at the intersection of the First Amendment, media law and technology, including reporter-source confidentiality protections, content moderation and regulation, and the impact of complex regulatory regimes, such as antitrust or telecommunications regulations, on the news media.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with RCFP staff attorneys to litigate impact cases involving access to court records/proceedings and issues arising under state and federal freedom of information laws – particularly cases with a technology component – including conducting legal research and drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs;
  • Drafting amicus briefs on behalf of media coalitions in state and federal appeals presenting important media and technology law issues;
  • Responding to hotline inquiries under the supervision of RCFP staff attorneys;
  • Assisting in client representations of various kinds, including pre-publication vetting for independent and freelance journalists and documentary filmmakers; and
  • Co-authoring legal guides, blog posts, special analyses and other online resources available for free on our website.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from accredited law school; must be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction or awaiting bar exam results/admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction at the start of employment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good judgment and the highest level of professional integrity.

Please provide a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining how your experience relates to the anticipated responsibilities for the position. Applications may be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will consider applications immediately, and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Posted October 7, 2020


Borealis Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Legal Fellow, 2021-2022, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Narrative: Borealis Philanthropy has awarded a grant to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for a one-year legal fellowship in order to expand its capacity to better identify, support, and address the legal needs of journalists of color, newsrooms led by people of color, and reporters covering issues pertinent to communities of color, across the country.

The Borealis Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Legal Fellow will be part of a team of Reporters Committee attorneys who provide pro bono legal services to individual journalists, including documentary filmmakers, and news organizations.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with RCFP staff attorneys to litigate impact cases involving access to court records/proceedings and issues arising under state and federal freedom of information laws, including conducting legal research and drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs;
  • Drafting amicus briefs on behalf of media coalitions in state and federal appeals presenting important freedom of information and First Amendment issues;
  • Responding to hotline inquiries under the supervision of RCFP staff attorneys;
  • assisting in client representations of various kinds, including pre-publication vetting for independent and freelance journalists and documentary filmmakers;
  • producing newsroom trainings;
  • co-authoring legal guides, blog posts, and other online resources available for free on our website.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from accredited law school; must be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction or awaiting bar exam results/admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction at the start of employment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good judgment and the highest level of professional integrity.

Please provide a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining how your experience relates to the anticipated responsibilities for the position. Applications may be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will consider applications immediately, and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Posted October 7, 2020


Counsel/Senior Counsel - Talent & Content Creation, 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.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies in Media," an Inc. "Company of the Year," Digiday's "Best Company for Parents," and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

Vox Media is looking for an experienced attorney to join the legal team to assist with talent agreements and pre-publication review. The ideal candidate will bring superior drafting and negotiation skills, as well as a passion for supporting Vox Media's quality content.

What you'll do:

  • Negotiate, draft and review talent agreements across Vox Media's platforms and properties, including Vox Media's editorial networks, Vox Media Podcast Network, and Vox Creative (Vox Media's in-house advertising brand studio). Such talent agreements will vary and may include prominent journalists, hosts (on-camera, podcast, social media channels), voiceover artists, influencers, conference panelists and/or moderators, social media "takeover" participants and/or other special guest contributors.
  • Negotiate, draft and review miscellaneous agreements (including various types of releases and freelance/independent contractor agreements) related to the creation of content, including text, audio and video content.
  • Conduct pre-publication review of content for sensitive storytelling in various formats, including text, audio, and video.
  • Negotiate, draft and review appearance releases for participants and attendees of editorial events & conferences.
  • Conduct review of Vox Creative content for advertising disclosures.

What you'll bring:

  • 5+ years of relevant legal and/or business affairs experience in media, digital media, entertainment industry(ies)
  • 2+ years of In-house experience at a studio, network, publishing or media company and/or experience at an entertainment law firm or department advising media and/or entertainment companies and/or individual talent clients on a variety of legal issues, transactions and contracts.
  • A law degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required and must be a member in good standing of at least one state bar.
  • Experience with prepublication review of sensitive storytelling in various formats.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting talent agreements across varied media and formats.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting content creation agreements across varied media and formats.
  • In-depth knowledge of defamation and First Amendment Law, copyrights and line-drawing between editorial and commercial content.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiating, problem solving, and communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to formulate creative solutions to accomplish business objectives.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Collaborative team player.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted October 2, 2020


Sr. Legal Counsel - Safety, Content, & Law Enforcement, Twitter

You will primarily be responsible for advising the teams that respond to legal demands to disclose user data and for content removal, whether these requests originate from governmental entities or private parties. As a SCALE senior legal counsel you will play a key role in identifying legal risks associated with requests for user data, requests for content removal, and efforts to curb online abuse and enforce the Twitter Rules.  You will collaborate with team members in other regions regarding alignment of Twitter policies and operationalizing legal requirements.  You will advise on the development of policies designed to ensure compliance with legal obligations consistent with Twitter’s customer commitments and work closely with colleagues to update existing policies in alignment with our maturity as a company.  You will provide feedback to Public Policy on legislative proposals from governments that impact Twitter’s content moderation policies and obligations to produce user data to law enforcement and government entities. You will provide advice to legal colleagues to help them understand the law enforcement, safety, and expression implications of product and design initiatives.

You will work cross-functionally with your legal colleagues, Trust & Safety, communications, public policy, and other teams across the company to share guidance and find creative solutions. Every day will be different than the one before!

Who You Are:

  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about protecting user privacy, freedom of expression, and online safety.
  • You are comfortable operating thoughtfully, at times, quickly, and working on cutting-edge legal and policy matters where there is ambiguity and a lack of legal precedent.  
  • You can adapt quickly as the legal, policy, and factual landscape continues to change.
  • You are familiar with internet-based communications technology and cloud services and the related legal issues.
  • You are a self-starter who is eager to learn and works well with minimal supervision, but shows excellent judgment about when to look to managers and teammates for guidance.
  • You have the demonstrated ability to think creatively about solutions and devise long-term strategies.
  • You work effectively in cross-functional, geographically diverse, multi-cultural teams and are open-minded, inclusive, and flexible.
  • You are able to quickly assess emerging situations and develop practical options to respond.
  • You are willing to experiment and try new things and learn quickly from failure and mistakes.
  • Your responses display legal knowledge, common sense, and sound judgment.
  • You view relationships with your clients and other stakeholders as key to your success.
  • You build and maintain trusted relationships with those individuals and their teams.
  • You are humble and patient.
  • You communicate clearly orally and in writing to legal and non-legal audiences.
  • You have excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.

Qualifications

Requirements: 

  • You have a J.D. and are qualified to practice law in at least jurisdiction in the United States.
  • You have at least 6+ years of legal experience.
  • You have professional experience dealing with U.S. laws related to government surveillance, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  
  • Knowledge of and experience with criminal investigative process and third-party civil demands in the United States.

Desired skills/interests (not requirements):

  • Knowledge of human rights law.

For more info and to apply, click here.

Posted September 11, 2020


Senior Legal Counsel, Fox Television

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

The Senior Legal Counsel position handles all corporate and commercial areas of legal work for Fox Television Stations’ owned and operated stations.  Draft variety of program and rights acquisition, real estate, operational, and talent agreements, as well as provide assistance with contractual negotiations.  Review contests and other station promotions. Review news scripts and promotional announcements and advise station personnel as to legal considerations, such as libel, invasion of privacy, intellectual property, and FCC issues.  Respond to news story claim letters.  Advise executives and newsroom personnel with respect to newsgathering issues and litigation risk.  Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Bachelor’s degree and law degree (J.D.) as well as admission to state bar.  At least 5 years legal experience from a top-tier law firm or equivalent in-house experience.  Media law experience a plus. Must have strong legal knowledge and ability to provide advice in a timely manner.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks for businesses in various time zones, sometimes on severe deadlines.  Ability to work well with clients and others in a professional manner.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Position will be based in Los Angeles, CA.

Click to apply.

Posted August 14, 2020


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The Litigation Group of the NBCUniversal Law Department seeks a recent law school graduate for a full-time one-year clerkship in New York beginning in August. The group represents and advises NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable and digital businesses. We have a wide-ranging case load that includes First Amendment and other media issues, intellectual property, cybersecurity, employment and general commercial matters. We handle much of our litigation in-house and operate much like a small, busy law firm that happens to work on some of the most interesting legal issues in media. Our clerk can expect brief-writing, legal research, fact-gathering, and helping to prepare for court hearings, arbitrations and depositions. As the year goes on, our clerk may take broader responsibility in smaller matters, under the supervision of the experienced litigators in the group. We seek a candidate with strong writing skills, an excellent academic record, significant legal research experience, and demonstrated interest in litigation and the media industry. Journal or moot court experience is a plus. The position is located at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
 
Compensation is $27/hour for 40 hours per week.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the entire term of the clerkship. Please submit résumé and cover letter by June 10, 2016, by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We expect to begin interviewing candidates in mid-June and to extend an offer by early July. No telephone calls or hard-copy applications, please.
 
 
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