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Assistant General Counsel, Fortune Media

Fortune’s mission is to change the world by making business better. We achieve that by providing trusted information, telling great stories, and building world class communities. We measure performance by rigorous benchmarks, and we hold companies accountable. Our goal is to make Fortune a force for good through its second century and beyond. 

Fortune Media is a global media organization dedicated to helping its readers, viewers, and attendees succeed in business through unrivaled access and best-in-class storytelling.

As part of this mission, each year, Fortune hosts by-invitation-only live and virtual meetings and membership communities for the leaders setting the global business agenda. They are renowned for innovative formats that tap into the insights and moderating skills of Fortune’s top editors, peer-level interaction across industries, and strategic focus. For more information, visit


Fortune’s small but mighty legal team supports our quickly growing business, both in the U.S. and internationally.   We advise all departments throughout the company and its affiliates on the panoply of legal issues faced by a digitally driven media company with a key differentiator of publishing multiple print magazine editions and operating conferences and events worldwide.    Our unique business, essentially a 100-year-old startup, with world famous brands, presents its legal team with opportunity for extensive growth.  We work in the office in person, with some remote work currently permitted one or two days a week, subject to change.   Our tasks range from counseling on proposed initiatives (sales, e-commerce, marketing, advertising, promotion, events, human resources, and others); reviewing and advising on agreements; drafting, implementing and enforcing policies; advising on content prior to publication; clearing, protecting and enforcing our intellectual property rights; responding to claims; and much more.  


We are looking for a person who can provide practical and creative advice.  This person would be energized by the chance to work on and learn about a wide variety of matters including cutting edge topics.  Someone who is comfortable making decisions but also likes being an engaged member of a team, and who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves, would be a good fit.

For this new position the focus is on commercial agreements, privacy law and employment law.  The person would have the opportunity to draft and negotiate various commercial agreements such as event, sponsorship, advertising, licensing, customer relationship management, adtech, marketing, non-disclosure, release, content license, data license, software as a service (SAAS), technology, data processing, vendor, employment, and many others.  The person also would be counseling different businesses on implementing privacy by design into new and existing products and services and updating our privacy policies and practices.   The role would involve working closely with others throughout the company to understand and explain the nature of the deal and risks at a fast-moving pace.   


J.D. degree, admitted to the New York State Bar (in good standing).

3-5 years of experience at law firm or inhouse legal department specializing in commercial transactions, privacy and/or employment law.

Experience with privacy and/or employment laws (including but not limited to California, UK and EU laws, rules and regulations).

Experience with drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements.

Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills.

Technical fluency with marketing and ad-tech tools.


For this role the estimated base salary range, depending on level of experience, is $175,000.00 – $205,000.00