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Assistant General Counsel, (Media/Entertainment), TIME

TIME is seeking an experienced attorney with an IP/media/entertainment background to join the Legal Department. We are looking for someone with strong transactional skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. You will collaborate closely with the other members of the TIME Legal Department and be a trusted partner to executives and staff across every part of the organization, including Editorial, TIME Studios, Marketing/Ad Sales and Events. This is a full-time position based in TIME’s New York City office, with a minimum requirement of two days/week in the office.


  • Structure, draft, negotiate and close a wide range of agreements for internal client groups, including contracts relating to content development, acquisition and distribution for TIME print and digital publications and TIME Studios’ film/TV projects; content and trademark licensing; partnerships and joint ventures; sponsorships and advertising programs; and sourcing/vendor arrangements and other commercial arrangements
  • Work with production staff on day-to-day production agreements (e.g., production services, releases, clip/footage licenses, talent agreements) and advise and consult with clients regarding production-related legal matters (e.g., IP rights, marketing and promotions, guilds, insurance, music issues), and providing risk assessment for production-related matters
  • Advise and collaborate regularly with staff across the organization to advise on a wide variety of legal and risk management issues
  • Conduct pre-publication and pre-broadcast defamation and fair use reviews of content, and advise on First Amendment, libel, privacy, copyright and other legal issues relating to content development and film/TV production
  • Draft responses to copyright, libel and other claims and assist with litigation matters
  • Assist with prosecution and enforcement of worldwide trademark portfolio


  • Juris Doctorate degree; a member of the New York Bar in good standing
  • 6+ years of post-J.D. experience, with at least 4+ years of relevant experience in media or entertainment industries
  • In-depth knowledge of intellectual property law; experience with pre-publication or pre-broadcast review of content
  • Excellent drafting, negotiating and communication skills, and extensive experience with contracts, particularly in the areas of licensing and intellectual property
  • Demonstrated experience providing practical, actionable advice that balances legal risk and business impact
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collegial attitude; must have the ability to multi-task and to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to balance challenging priorities and lead multiple projects simultaneously under deadline pressure

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