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HBO Senior Counsel, New York, NY

Legal counsel in the HBO Distribution Business & Legal Affairs group, reporting into VP, Distribution Business & Legal Affairs.


Responsible for drafting agreements and analyzing and participating in all aspects of distribution of HBO’s domestic networks and broadband properties.


  •  J.D. from top tier law school and admittance to New York State Bar required.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years complex transactional experience, including experience at a top level law firm.
  • Experience leading complex deals.
  • Strong drafting skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively within a team and with stakeholders across the company.
  • Prior media and/or digital company experience a plus.


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Posted August 14, 2018

International Counsel Positions, Thomson Reuters

  • Media & Litigation Counsel, Singapore
    The attorney will counsel on laws affecting newsgathering and publication, intellectual property, dispute resolution and litigation.  This is a global role with a focus on Asia.
  • Commercial Counsel, Singapore
    Primary responsibilities are to negotiate and draft a wide range of transactional agreements, inform commercial policy, and advise on new business ventures and opportunities. The role is global, with a focus on Asia.
  • Employment Counsel, London
    The lawyer will counsel on employment issues across Reuters globally, except the United States, with additional responsibility for working with Thomson Reuters’ Compliance Department to ensure Reuters’ compliance with laws and regulations around the world.

Posted July 23, 2018

Contracts Administrator, Legal Assistant, VICE U.S.

VICE Media's legal department is looking for a Contracts Administrator, Legal Assistant to join our team in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn VICE office.

The candidate must have previous experience working in the legal department of a media or entertainment company or as a paralegal in a law firm working on media or entertainment matters. The candidate must be interested in working with a legal team managing a variety of priorities and deadlines with a solution-oriented approach.


  • As contracts administrator, the candidate will coordinate the execution and archiving of company contracts.
  • Assist with implementation of contract management software.
  • Keep track of and communicate department calendars, including contract expirations.
  • Maintain legal department resources, including form and clause libraries.
  • Proofread contracts and other legal documents under supervision of legal team.
  • Take notes at legal team meetings.
  • Manage legal team's docket and task lists.
  • Administrative support as necessary for legal team.


  • 2-4 years of relevant experience, preferably at media or entertainment company or law firm.
  • Familiarity with complex entertainment-related contracts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, contract management, and task scheduling software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-organized with attention to detail.
  • Interest in joining and supporting a legal team working on the most interesting issues in digital media.

To apply, click here.

Posted July 6, 2018

Associate Director of Legal Affairs, VICE U.S.


  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements, including content licensing agreements, distribution agreements, production agreements (video content, editorial content, photographic content), talent agreements, and independent contractor agreements.
  • Perform legal review of video and editorial content.
  • Research various legal issues, including intellectual property, defamation, contract law, privacy & data security, advertising, and employment law.
  • Perform additional legal work as directed by the General Counsel.


  • BA/BS degree and J.D. degree with admission to one or more state bars in good standing required; NY or CA Bar admission preferred.
  • 3 – 6 years of legal experience in a law firm or media company environment, with experience working on transactional matters in licensing of media properties, music, rights clearances, and production and distribution of content and digital media.
  • Superior communication, writing, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical orientation, and an ability to structure an issue and analyze alternative solutions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Sign; experience with contract management software preferred.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently while serving a variety of departments within the company.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

To apply, click here.

Posted July 6, 2018

Senior Counsel/Divisional Counsel-Publishing and Media, Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media, the publisher of world-renowned media brands including Rolling Stone, Variety, IndieWire, Deadline Hollywood, Robb Report, Hollywoodlife and the Fairchild publications (WWD) is expanding its Legal team with the addition of a Senior Counsel position which can be based in either our NYC or LA office. Reporting directly to the Company’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, the Senior Counsel will be responsible for handling all legal matters that arise within the Company’s various entertainment, fashion, music, luxury, lifestyle and other digital media businesses. For the right candidate this role has the ability to quickly expand into a divisional general counsel role in which the Senior Counsel will be the primary lawyer responsible for interacting with our best in class editorial and business teams.
This is a unique opportunity to join a fun, fast-scaling, mission-oriented company with a highly collaborative Legal team that values new ideas, creative thinking, knowledge-sharing and a commitment to business partnership. The right candidate will have tremendous autonomy and the opportunity to learn new skill sets and grow as a leader. The ideal candidate must be a pro-active self-starter with a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task, handling a large volume of work and balancing competing demands of numerous businesses while maintaining exacting attention to detail.


  • Counseling business unit leaders, editors, sales and marketing teams and others in a wide range of issues relating to digital media and publishing, including intellectual property, consumer marketing laws, right of publicity and privacy, custom content, advertising law.
  • Structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating all manner of commercial agreements which include sponsorship, custom content, events, data providers, advertising, sales, marketing and master services agreements
  • Providing pre-publication review of editorial content and advice regarding defamation, copyright ownership, rights of publicity and privacy
  • Developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with the Company’s policies, procedure and standards
  • Assisting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with all other legal matters relating to the Company’s various businesses including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, intellectual property, data security, privacy and labor and employment matters

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 8-10 years of legal experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department with both a strong transactional background as well as experience performing pre-publication review of editorial content
  • Experience working with digital media companies and traditional print publishing strongly preferred
  • Experience counseling and advising business unit leaders and department heads and members of their teams on all manner of legal and business issues
  • Good working knowledge of privacy, data security, native advertising and social media
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in California or New York, as applicable.

To apply, visit https://pmc.com/careers-listing/

Posted June 26, 2018

Senior Counsel, NBCU News Group, New York, NY

This transactional attorney for the NBCUniversal News Group will handle transactions, agreements and deals for NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and other news organizations within NBCUniversal. This attorney will focus on negotiating, drafting, and closing a varied and wide range of commercial transactions. The position will require close partnership with the Business Development/Strategy, Finance, and Operations groups within News.


  • Provide transactional legal support for the NBCUniversal News Group, including NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, including the Business Development/Strategy group, Finance and the Operations group.
  • Negotiate and close commercial transactions and draft agreements and licenses.
  • Negotiate and draft production and related agreements.
  • Manage renewals, amendments and terminations of various agreements.
  • Work on acquisitions, joint ventures and collaboration agreements.
  • Ensure consistent application of company-wide best practices in areas such as IT security, privacy and insurance.


Basic Qualifications

  • Member of New York bar or other U.S. state bar
  • Minimum 8+ years transactional experience at law firm or comparable in-house position.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work from New York, New York
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience at a nationally recognized law firm or comparable experience
  • Outstanding analytic, communication and organizational skills, including excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Sound business judgment, strong work ethic
  • Flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters efficiently, to meet short deadlines and to learn new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a group of lawyers supporting News.

Posted June 26, 2018

Media and First Amendment Law Associate, Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston, MA

If you are hooked on journalism and passionate about the First Amendment, you should consider this opportunity. Prince Lobel Tye LLP seeks a litigation-savvy associate with 2 to 4 years’ experience to join its Media and First Amendment Law practice group. Position involves:

  • Litigation support (particularly on media defamation, public records, and access issues),
  • Extensive prepublication and pre-broadcast review,
  • Management and staffing of media public records hotline,
  • Editorial contracts,
  • Research and writing on media law topics,
  • Client media law training, and
  • Whatever else needs to be done.

Long and unpredictable hours; good benefits; significant potential for advancement; and the opportunity to do interesting, meaningful work with a team of clients and colleagues who share your dedication to free speech and free press.

Position will involve close contact with media clients – from local newspapers to international magazines, from websites to podcasts – on an array of editorial and business matters. Associate will report to, and work closely with, a dedicated but demanding practice group chair.

Requires excellent writing, research, oral presentation, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; strong work ethic; and a demonstrated passion for protecting First Amendment rights. Prior journalism and social media experience required; entertainment/publishing law background a plus. Equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send a persuasive cover letter and resume to:

Robert A. Bertsche
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
One International Place, Suite 3700
Boston, MA 02110
Reference: Media and First Amendment Law Associate
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Posted June 14, 2018

NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Legal Fellowship, New York, NY

Legal fellows at MOME conduct legal research, track relevant legislative matters, and prepare memoranda used to inform policy. They also analyze legal documents and assist in drafting agreements, reports and correspondence.


  • Assist with general transactional matters for MOME
  • Research copyright and trademark issues
  • Research FCC and regulatory issues
  • Write memoranda as appropriate
  • Review and assist in drafting of contracts and grant proposals
  • Summarize contracts and update rights database
  • Maintain files and documentation
  • Assist with general administration of legal department
  • Assist with FOIL requests


  • Recent law school graduate
  • Familiarity with and an interest in intellectual property law, contracts, business development and/or government affairs
  • Strong writing, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to complete projects quickly, accurately and with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel

COMMITMENT: Fellows may work a part-time schedule (between 15 and 20 hours per week) or a full-time schedule (between 35 and 40 hours per week).

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be eligible for a law-school funded post graduate fellowship program. You must indicate in your application that you are eligible for such a program to be considered.

CONTACT: For more information about the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment please visit www.nyc.gov/mome. If you are interested in applying, please send your cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted June 14, 2018

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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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