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Vice President, Content and Production Risk, NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is looking for a senior attorney to join its Content & Production Risk ("CPR") team. The CPR team is part of NBCU Corporate Legal, and acts as a cross-functional resource for all domestic TV and digital studios and exhibitors on complex, high-risk, and novel matters relating to content, physical production, and marketing of scripted and unscripted projects. We also partner with lawyers within the businesses to directly handle tasks including production agreements, clearances, minor court approvals, reality participant diligence, and marketing and promotions matters and agreements. In addition, we help to develop and implement best practices within our areas of expertise.

The Vice President, Content & Production Risk will lead the team of professionals handling production agreements and clearances and be responsible for advising other lawyers and clients on issues relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, contracts, rules relating to minor performers and show participants, and other issues relating to the production and content of scripted and unscripted programming.


  • Identify, analyze, and tee up practical, responsive solutions on issues relating to projects in development and production.
  • Partner with colleagues in the Law Department to best coordinate, prioritize and streamline legal support.
  • Work with the CPR team and others in the Law Department on major projects with long-term business implications.
  • Identify and implement improvements to forms and processes.
  • Partner with lawyers within the TV & digital businesses to develop and implement best practices.
  • Supervise certain other members of the CPR department.
  • Other matters as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Member of California bar or other U.S. state bar.
  • JD or LLM Degree from an accredited law school.
  • A minimum of 10 years of legal experience in a law firm or in-house legal department handling entertainment, media law, intellectual property, and/or other relevant experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented approach.
  • Comfortable making legal decisions and advising on business risks.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Highly detail oriented and organized.
  • Sound business judgment and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to identify, prioritize, and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills enabling the development of strong collaborative relationships with lawyers and clients across multiple business units.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA.
  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted September 5, 2019

Executive Director, Committee on Open Government

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree and NYS Bar admission in good standing
  • 10 plus years of legal experience that includes extensive interpretation and application of NYS FOIL, PPPL and OML

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of varied New York State laws and legislation
  • Experience managing or supervising staff
  • Experience developing and conducting training and outreach, and providing technical assistance, including:
    • Making public presentations
    • Preparing complex reports and filing briefs or papers on FOIL, PPPL or OML issues
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to manage complex organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Demonstrated experience in executing on the ground results
  • Broad experience in creating strategic planning and execution

Duties Description

The Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government provides administration, management, and oversight of all Committee operations and activities, as well as direct outreach, training, and technical advice to a broad range of stakeholders regarding the FOIL, OML and PPPL. Specific duties of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and supervising the preparation and provision of guidance and advisory opinions related to interpretations of the FOIL, the OML and the PPPL;
  • Conducting outreach and educational presentations and trainings to various groups pertaining to governmental transparency, access to records, FOIL, OML, and PPPL;
  • Preparing the Committee's annual report for submission to the Governor and the Legislature describing the Committee's activities and listing the services rendered by the Committee throughout the year, commenting on matters relating to FOIL, OML and PPL, and providing recommendations for consideration;
  • Commenting on proposed legislation dealing with public access to government meetings and records, FOIL, OML and PPPL;
  • Establishing positive working relationships with stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental) for the purpose of increasing understanding and compliance regarding FOIL, OML, and PPPL;
  • Supervising Committee staff, which may include an Assistant Director and other support staff;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the services rendered by Committee staff;
  • Preparing and submitting requests for administrative support, equipment, space, and personnel resources on behalf of the Committee to the Department of State.
  • Facilitating, coordinating, and convening meetings of the Committee on Open Government;
  • Ensuring records of the Committee are appropriately maintained; and
  • Ensuring the Committee timely fulfills its responsibilities under law.
  • Travel as required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted August 26, 2019

Senior Counsel, Commercial, Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is looking for an attorney with at least four years' experience, specializing in the area of commercial, media and technology contracts. In this position, you will be part of a collaborative department of 12 attorneys who provide legal support across the company. As part of the Legal Department, you'll be a trusted business partner in the company, and will continue to strengthen our commitment to creative, collaborative and solution-oriented approaches.

Your work will cover an extensive range of matters including, but not limited to:

  • Review, draft and negotiate complex commercial contracts including technology agreements, master and professional services agreements, media and marketing service agreements, content and book distribution agreements, brand and content licensing agreements, production agreements, and other traditional and new media agreements to support the U.S. and international business activities.
  • In coordination with privacy and data governance colleagues, review, draft and negotiate contract terms and amendments relating to data protection.
  • Identify and analyze legal issues, help determine business terms and structure transactions, and provide advice to colleagues that balances business objectives and legal risk.
  • Develop strong professional relationships with the company's business units, studying their needs and operations to provide them with timely and effective advice and support.
  • Provide strategic, business and legal advice to multiple business areas on tight timelines.
  • Assist with the legal aspects of the company's M&A transactions, including conducting due diligence, reviewing, drafting and negotiating transaction documentation and coordinating with external legal counsel.
  • Assist in compliance efforts including providing training and presentations to business units as necessary.
  • Assist with updating existing contract forms and creating new contract templates to provide more self-help tools and resources for the business.
  • Perform other responsibilities and special projects in support of the Legal team's goals and initiatives.

Essential Requirements:

  • JD degree and member, in good standing, of at least one U.S. State Bar
  • 4-8 years' experience in the practice of law that includes the handling of a broad range of commercial and technology transactions
  • Proven experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law
  • A strong understanding and familiarity with key terms of commercial contracts and substantial understanding of intellectual property, licensing and data protection laws (or a strong willingness to learn)
  • Great issue-spotting skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Results driven; experience leading strategic projects and advising on business practices is preferred
  • Law firm experience (2+ years) and experience in a corporate legal department of a consumer digital product or media/entertainment organization (2+ years) is preferred
  • Strong team player and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
  • Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving regulated areas
  • Pragmatic with a desire to use legal skills in a business context
  • Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted August 23, 2019

Counsel, WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is seeking a dynamic bi-lingual (Spanish & English) speaking media content attorney with passion for journalism and new forms of storytelling for a position as Counsel to CNN.

The Daily

  • Providing pre-publication legal advice concerning First Amendment/defamation, newsgathering, privacy, copyright, FOIA/access, reporter's privilege and other media law matters for television and digital platforms
  • There will also be periodic client education responsibilities
  • The position is based in Atlanta, and some travel may be required

The Essentials

  • Minimum of two to five years of experience with a top tier law firm or similar in-house legal department
  • Strong interpersonal communication and client relationship building skills
  • A high level of confidence and flexibility in making independent decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent academic credentials and solid references a must
  • Ideal candidate would have experience in advising media on newsgathering issues and pre-publication vetting of content but not required
  • Other news or media law experience a plus, such as defending media clients in First Amendment and/or intellectual property litigation. –
  • Fluency in Spanish & English (oral and written)

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted August 19, 2019

Counsel, NPR

NPR seeks an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience supporting FCC regulatory advocacy and compliance; reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial contracts; and assisting with day-to-day corporate governance.  The successful candidate will support internal clients focused on public policy advocacy, news and programming content creation and distribution, and corporate sponsorship.

The lawyer who joins our team will help a mission-driven organization embrace business opportunities while managing risk and ensuring compliance with NPR’s legal obligations.  We are looking for a self-starter with superb oral and written communications skills, a commitment to client service, solid business judgment, and intellectual curiosity, as well as a team player willing to pitch in as needed.  An ability to lead and manage multiple projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, and maintain composure and a sense of humor while doing so are musts.

Core duties include:

  • Supporting regulatory and legislative advocacy and compliance, including by analyzing regulatory and legislative proposals, preparing internal memoranda, developing strategic options, and drafting agency comments and administrative pleadings, proposed statutory language, and legislative report language, with a primary focus on federal communications law;
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts; and
  • Preparing board meeting agendas, minutes, resolutions, and other materials, and providing advice on corporate governance matters;

Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, responsibilities may also include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating inbound and outbound copyright licensing agreements, technology licensing agreements, facilities and live event-related agreements, agreements governing the distribution of content via satellite or over digital platforms, consulting and personal services agreements, and the like;
  • Advising legal and business colleagues on a broad range of subjects, including nonprofit tax law, charitable fundraising, copyright law, rights clearance and fair use, traditional and digital media law, communications law, and privacy and data security law


  • At least 4 years of relevant experience
  • Bar membership in good standing in the District of Columbia, or eligibility to waive into the DC Bar
  • Experience with regulatory and legislative advocacy efforts, including drafting agency comments, is required 
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements is required
  • Familiarity with media and copyright law is highly desirable
  • Experience representing tax-exempt organizations is a plus

To be considered for the position, you must provide a resume and a cover letter that explains how your professional experience relates to the qualifications and anticipated responsibilities for the position. Applications for the position will be considered on a rolling basis beginning no later than September 3, 2019. Click for more information and to apply.

Posted August 16, 2019

VP & Sr Counsel, WarnerMedia


You will be a senior member of the WarnerMedia Litigation Center of Expertise (as an employee of Home Box Office, Inc./Turner), which is responsible for overseeing and managing litigation for WarnerMedia Entertainment (including HBO, HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV), WarnerMedia News & Sports (including CNN), WarnerMedia Distribution & International, and WarnerMedia corporate. 


  • J.D. degree and at least 15 years of experience at a top tier law firm and in-house at media or entertainment company.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience handling the full breath of litigation arising from the production and distribution of news and program content, including libel, privacy, intellectual property claims.
  • Additional experience in handling employment claims, government investigations, and complex commercial matters a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex relationships with clients, client representatives and insurance carriers.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent legal and business judgment.
  • Experience successfully navigating and supporting clients through corporate and industry transition.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive as a team member and leader in complex corporate environment.

Click for full job listing


You will be a member of the WarnerMedia Litigation Center of Expertise (as an employee of Home Box Office, Inc./Turner), which is responsible for overseeing and managing litigation for WarnerMedia Entertainment (including HBO, HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV), WarnerMedia News & Sports (including CNN), WarnerMedia Distribution & International, and WarnerMedia corporate.


  • J.D. degree and 3-6 years of experience at a top tier law firm.
  • Experience handling litigation arising from the production and distribution of news and program content, technology transactions, employment claims, and general commercial matters a plus.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent legal and business judgment.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

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Posted August 6, 2019

Counsel, NBCU News Group

The position, Counsel, NBCUniversal News Group, will provide legal support for news programming.


  • Conduct pre-broadcast and pre-publication review of news programming and support news-gathering activities.
  • Counsel clients on issues related to intellectual property, access, defamation, privacy, FCC regulations and other areas.
  • Conduct training sessions for journalists.
  • Negotiate and draft production and related agreements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Member of New York bar.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience, including substantial experience in media law and intellectual property.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY and occasionally on evenings and weekends.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Excellent oral and written presentation and analytic skills.
  • Must be able to work with numerous and varied clients, establish strong client relationships and handle multiple matters in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and exercise sound business judgment.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted August 1, 2019

Lead Counsel, Product, Facebook

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

Facebook is one of the world's largest content platforms and plays a critical role in helping people discover content, creators, and communities they love. We are seeking a highly-motivated and experienced attorney to serve as Lead Counsel, Product on the Facebook media legal team. The role will focus on counseling the product and engineering teams that are building some of the most high-profile tools for publishers and content creators in the News and entertainment space. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues internationally in a dynamic regulatory environment.


  • Review global products, features, platforms and initiatives to provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Provide product, engineering and other business teams with legal advice across many subject areas including consumer protection law, platform/publisher liability, intellectual property, media law, data protection laws and regulations, etc.
  • Coordinate with other members of legal, public policy, privacy, communications and other stakeholders on relevant issues.
  • Adapt to rapidly changing and ambiguous circumstances.
  • Travel occasionally as needed.


  • JD degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar.
  • 5+ years of legal experience from a law firm or in-house.
  • Experience working with content creation and licensing, user generated content and advising clients on legal issues such as privacy and data use.


  • Media law or publishing experience.
  • Product review experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on many different projects at once in a fast-paced environment.

If you are interested, please visit our website and click on "Apply"

Posted July 30, 2019

Labor & Employment Attorney, Advance

Primary Responsibilities & Requirements

1. Drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements and offer letters. Excellent drafting skills required.

2. Drafting executive compensation plans and arrangements; knowledge of deferred compensation rules (IRC s. 409A) and basic tax considerations in executive compensation

a. Knowledge of structuring incentive plans in the context of private equity a plus

b. Facility with numbers and modeling of executive compensation plans a plus

3. Experience handling employment aspects of M&A transactions

4. International employment issues, including:

a. Executive contracts and compensation

b. Employment aspects of corporate transactions

c. Redundancies, etc.

5. Employment compliance function, in particular:

a. Wage & Hour/Independent contractor

b. Federal and NY state HR compliance

c. Employee privacy

6. Daily employment counseling:

a. Restructuring/reorganization and reductions in force

b. Performance management

c. Leaves of absence/ADA/FMLA

7. Experience handling non-compete disputes

Additional Requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant experience; in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Admitted to practice law in NYC; admitted to practice in CA a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving high-performance results while upholding the highest ethical standards
  • Innovative thinker with a flexible and collaborative approach

To apply, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted July 29, 2019

President, First Amendment Foundation

The First Amendment Foundation (FAF) seeks a president who is passionate about its mission as an advocate for open government in Florida and has a vision for the foundation’s future. FAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 to protect and advance the public's constitutional right to open government through advocacy, educational training, and strategic support for citizens, public employees, and journalists. The candidate must have the ability to translate that passion into effective advocacy and development. The candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for fundraising, particularly in soliciting major gifts needed to increase the revenue of an established organization with a growing staff and statewide reach. The ideal candidate would have legal, legislative, advocacy, and similar experience. While FAF is based in Tallahassee, periodic travel throughout the state of Florida is required to serve FAF’s mission and development priorities. Executive level organizational and management skills required. Conversational Spanish is a plus.

Please provide:

  • Your resume along with three references
  • A cover letter
  • A 500-word (maximum) statement of your vision for FAF
  • A one-page development plan that outlines key strategies, major donor opportunities, and the recurring Fiscal Year fundraising targets you envision for FAF

Salary range: $85,000 to $100,000, commensurate with experience and skills.

Interested candidates should send the above requested materials in a single PDF document to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Position open until filled, and the selected candidate would begin in the Fall of 2019.

Posted July 29, 2019

Claims Specialist, AXIS Insurance

AXIS Insurance seeks a claims professional at the Claims Specialist or Senior Claims Specialist level to join its Professional Liability Claims Department. This position provides specialized handling for claims primarily under Media and Entertainment professional liability policies, as well as endorsements featuring coverage for Cyber, Technology, and Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions professional liability. This position will team with defense counsel, coverage counsel and monitoring counsel in handling and resolving claims. The Specialist sets reserves and performs liability and damages analysis of claims.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing liability and damages issues in connection with claims made against our insureds and maintaining appropriate documentation
  • Analyzing insurance coverage issues and drafting coverage position letters
  • Retaining and supervising outside counsel in the defense of our insureds in an effort to effectively resolve claims
  • Evaluating a full diary of pending matters in connection with the posting and maintaining of accurate reserves
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with insureds, brokers and outside counsel
  • Collaborating with and providing support and information to underwriters in connection with their evaluation of risk on particular accounts
  • Negotiating claim resolution through mediation and settlement conferences
  • Providing thought leadership to the media industry

Required Education/Training, Experience & Attributes:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school required
  • Valid adjustor's license as required must be obtained
  • Exposure evaluation skills
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong commitment to freedom of expression

Other desired skills and characteristics:

  • Experience handling Media, Entertainment, Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions, Cyber and Technology, or related Professional Liability claims, or private practice as an attorney in a related field
  • Reserving experience
  • Experience with claim adjusting and litigation management
  • Team player who is flexible, organized, efficient and timely
  • Ability to work in Kansas City

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted July 11, 2019

Deputy General Counsel, Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group is seeking a Deputy General Counsel to handle a range of commercial transactions, complex corporate agreements, digital distribution and platform relationships, intellectual property, privacy, pre-litigation, technology, business affairs and other general matters. This is a hands-on position for someone who will serve as a trusted business partner, providing strategic, creative and problem-solving advice for staff at all levels of the company. This attorney will be joining legal team based in New York and supporting multiple offices and all aspects of company business.


  • Draft and negotiate a range of commercial agreements, including content distribution agreements across all media and platforms, software/IT agreements, sales and licensing agreements, intellectual property agreements and other day-to-day operational contracts.
  • Counsel publishing units on copyright, trademark, libel, and other pre-publication matters.
  • Advise on strategic decision-making for the business.
  • Represent the company in industry trade association matters.
  • Manage pre-litigation disputes (protecting rights and responding to claim letters), and manage outside counsel on litigation matters.
  • Handle M&A negotiations with external counsel.
  • Advise on compliance, regulatory and privacy matters.


  • J.D. with strong academic credentials and admitted to the New York Bar.
  • At least 8+ years of relevant legal experience, preferably a combination of in-house experience and foundational training at a law firm.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to spot problems, make risk assessments and problem-solving decisions.
  • Ability to work independently, results-oriented and creative-thinker.
  • Knowledge of media law and related trends.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients at all levels of the organization, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience handling compliance, privacy, and M&A matters.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted July 10, 2019

Senior Counsel, Penguin Random House

The legal department at Penguin Random House is looking for a Senior Counsel to join the team, and be primarily be responsible for advising the company's consumer marketing and corporate groups, on marketing and data governance strategies. You will be a trusted business partner for various corporate groups, providing creative, collaborative, solution-oriented advice, and general commercial counsel. Your work will cover an extensive range of matters including, but not limited to:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts in support of the company's marketing and corporate groups, including digital marketing, licensing, digital platform, vendor, advertising, distribution, and marketing partnership deals.
  • Advising and counseling on consumer protection, business affairs, data protection, privacy law, and other legal compliance matters that may impact consumer marketing strategies.
  • Identifying and addressing legal compliance issues related to promotions, contests & sweepstakes, e-commerce, consumer data and privacy (including GDPR and CCPA) and other consumer regulatory issues.
  • Providing strategic analysis of legal and brand risks and setting policies and solutions to achieve business objectives efficiently.
  • Drafting and updating consumer and other third party-facing terms, including privacy notices, terms of use and guidelines.
  • Assisting with the legal aspects of the company's M&A transactions, including negotiating transaction documentation and coordinating with external legal counsel.
  • Working with members of the Legal Team to develop and improve forms, processes, and procedures, as well as assisting with tools and strategies to help the business scale.

Requirements for the position include:

  • JD degree.
  • Member, in good standing, of at least one U.S. State Bar.
  • 4-7 years experience in the practice of law with a significant focus on marketing and advertising, privacy and data security, content licensing.
  • Proven experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law; experience with ad tech and SaaS is preferred.
  • Substantive knowledge of laws related to consumer protection, privacy and data security including GDPR, CCPA, and state breach notification statutes.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Results driven; experience leading strategic projects and advising on business practices is preferred.
  • Law firm experience (2+ years) and experience in a corporate legal department of a consumer digital product or media/entertainment organization (2+ years) is preferred.
  • Proficient in related deal work including relevant clauses related to marketing campaigns, partnerships, data protection, and privacy, and ad technology.
  • Strong team player and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure.
  • Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving regulated areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Posted June 27, 2019

Fellow, Duke University First Amendment Clinic

Duke Law School seeks applicants for a one-year fellowship to participate in the work of the First Amendment Clinic at Duke Law. The Clinic, which began operations in August 2019, focuses on the freedoms of speech, press and assembly. It provides live-client counseling and advice, represents clients in litigation, files amicus briefs, and develops and presents positions on pending legislation and other government actions that affect First Amendment interests. Current and recent clients include litigants with First Amendment claims in North Carolina, South Carolina and Illinois, as well as journalists seeking access to matters of public interest, and individuals seeking guidance on speaking openly and publicly about their stories of sexual harassment while shielding against defamation concerns. The Clinic also sponsors Duke Law's Campus Speech Database, https://campus-speech.law.duke.edu/. When fully developed the Database will be a comprehensive repository of information about controversies and litigation over matters related to freedom of speech on university and college campuses.

The First Amendment Fellow will work with the Clinic's Director and Lecturing Fellow in managing the Clinic's activities and supervising the work of its students. The Fellow will be actively involved in case development, litigation, programming non-litigation activities, and developing the Campus Speech database. The First Amendment Fellow will have the opportunity to serve as a mentor to the Clinic's student-participants while developing his or her own professional skills and expertise in First Amendment law.

The First Amendment Fellowship is a full-time position with an expected one-year appointment. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits. Applicants must have a J.D. degree, and have been admitted to a state bar. They should also have relevant practice experience of at least two years, with a preference for candidates who have strong litigation backgrounds and skills. Applications should include a statement of interest, a resume, and names and contact information for three references.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted June 27, 2019

Senior Counsel, Revenue Transactions, Vox Media

Vox Media has an opening for a Senior Counsel in our NY or DC office supporting the Sales, Marketing, Product, Revenue Operations, and Events groups. We are seeking a business-minded attorney with experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, in particular those involving digital and podcast advertising, strategic partnerships, and technology (including ad tech), preferably in the media sector. The ideal candidate will have specific experience working on custom advertising deals involving branded content, programmatic, affiliate marketing, events, and contests and sweepstakes. Experience working on GDPR and other data privacy related matters is preferred.

In this position, you will report to the Assistant General Counsel (Revenue) and work closely with other members of the Legal Department, as well as our business teams, to review, draft, and negotiate agreements, and advise on legal and business risks and other issues related to the commercial deals you support. You will be tasked with creating, modifying, and supporting processes to achieve efficiency and scale.

What You'll Do

  • Draft, negotiate, and/or review digital advertising insertion orders (including advertiser/agency amendments to the AAAA/IAB Standard Terms and Conditions) and custom agreements for the creation and distribution of advertising campaigns.
  • Support complex commercial and strategic partnerships deals, drafting materials (often from scratch), and advising business partners and other internal stakeholders on legal process, best practices, and business and legal terms.
  • Draft, negotiate, and/or review agreements to support the revenue organization, including programmatic, measurement, and ad representation, affiliate marketing and other commerce-related initiatives, and conference / event sponsorships and vendors.
  • Advise on the company's collection and use of data and collaborate with Information Security on the company's GDPR, CCPA, and data privacy compliance program.
  • Advise on and develop sweepstakes, contests, and promotional terms.
  • Prepare, implement, and refine templates for various revenue offerings.
  • Maintain and update guidelines and policies, and deliver training to ensure best practices and promote a streamlined legal review process.
  • Assist with reviewing, refining, and improving legal processes and procedures to improve efficiency and prioritization.
  • Provide general support for the legal team (including guiding junior team members) on an as-needed basis.

What You'll Bring

  • JD and admitted to practice.
  • Strong transactional background, with solid drafting and negotiation skills.
  • At least 3-6 years of relevant experience, preferably in-house or at a law firm.
  • Experience working in a media/internet company preferred.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of legal matters including the AAAA/IAB Terms, podcast advertising, digital advertising (direct and programmatic), affiliate marketing, data privacy, rights usage, and events.
  • Practical approach to legal drafting and problem solving.
  • Resourceful, with a strong ability to balance legal risk with business needs.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines within a fast-paced business environment.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Eagerness to learn and master subject matters.
  • Strong work ethic with meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product.
  • Professional, approachable, and courteous demeanor.
  • Creative, 'roll up your sleeves type' of team player, who can function independently.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 30, 2019

Deputy General Counsel, G/O Media

G/O Media is currently looking for a Deputy General Counsel to provide day-to-day business affairs, legal affairs and editorial legal support for all of our properties --  Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jalopnik, Jezebel, The Root, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Splinter, The Onion, Clickhole, The A.V. Club and The Takeout.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise creative, development, and editorial teams on legal issues related to advertising, commerce and editorial
  • Structure, negotiate, draft and close a wide range of agreements --  including technology contracts, vendor agreements, production services agreements, content license agreements, talent agreements, location agreements and appearance releases
  • Advise on access and FOIA issues
  • Conduct prepublication reviews and copyright analysis for both editorial and advertising content
  • Advise on right of publicity questions
  • Working with clients, helping to achieve their business goals and be part of their teams, while operating independently and collaboratively


  • At least 5 years experience in media, advertising, entertainment or related business
  • A member of the New York Bar in good standing
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
  • Sound business judgment, strong work ethic, ability to make legal and business decisions
  • Substantial experience with commercial issues at a digital media company, network, production company or other media company or comparable experience at a law firm
  • Ability to handle multiple wide-ranging matters efficiently, to meet short deadlines and to learn new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • A passion for journalism or the media business overall

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 22, 2019

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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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