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Associate Counsel/Counsel, NBCU News Group

The Associate Counsel/Counsel will serve as a news content and media lawyer to all News Group journalists, primarily to counsel on First Amendment, media law and intellectual property issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise News Group journalists working across platforms including linear television, streaming, digital, social and audio, in support of daily news programming, commentary, investigative reports, documentaries, entertainment and lifestyle, true crime, financial journalism, and unscripted programming.
  • Conduct pre-broadcast and pre-publication review.
  • Advise on newsgathering and access issues.
  • Counsel on copyright and other intellectual property matters.
  • Advise on pre- and post-publication threats and challenges.
  • Respond to subpoenas and other third-party requests for information.
  • Craft and deliver legal training for the newsroom.
  • Advise on legal and regulatory issues related to, among other topics, sponsored editorial content, e-commerce, issue and political advertising, and elections.
  • Implement and counsel on News Group policies that protect our integrity, accuracy and independence.
  • Monitor legal developments affecting the press and freedom of speech.
  • Partner with specialist lawyers across NBCUniversal’s Legal Department, including on litigation.
  • Contribute to an inclusive, collaborative, and creative team culture.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school or comparable educational institution in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of New York, or another State Bar and registered as in-house counsel.
  • Knowledge of media law and ethics.
  • For candidates at the Associate Counsel level: At least 1 year of legal experience, with a demonstrated interest in First Amendment, media, and/or intellectual property law.
  • For candidates at the Counsel level: At least 4 years of legal experience, including experience advising clients on media law and publication issues.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in New York, New York.

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