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Associate General Counsel, Penske Media

Penske Media, the publisher of world-renowned media brands including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, Deadline Hollywood, Robb Report, ArtNews, Artforum, SHE Media, BGR, TVLine, Fairchild Media Group and Sportico, is looking for a Vice President, Associate General Counsel to be based in our New York City office.

Reporting directly to the Company’s Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, the Vice President, Associate General Counsel will be responsible for handling a wide variety of legal matters that arise within the Company’s various entertainment, fashion, music, art, luxury, lifestyle and other digital media businesses, as well as the ability to work with the Company’s multi-faceted corporate departments.

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, dynamic, 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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, data providers, programmatic advertising, sales, marketing and master services agreements
  • Working closely with the Company’s live media and event production teams on execution of its events strategy and implementing appropriate risk management procedures
  • Providing pre-publication review of editorial content and advice regarding defamation, copyright ownership, rights of publicity and privacy
  • Collaborating with the Company’s Corporate Development and Licensing teams to structure, negotiate and execute strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and global licensing initiatives
  • Developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with the Company’s policies, procedures and standards
  • Assisting 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 10-12 years of legal experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department with both a strong transactional/commercial background as well as experience with content creation
  • Experience working with digital media and/or traditional traditional print publishers 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, custom content, native advertising and social media
  • Ability to think strategically, commercially, and practically
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, in tight timeframes in a fast-paced, high-performance environment while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong analytical capabilities and an ability to execute sound business judgment in the absence of perfect information
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in New York.

Typical wage range: $225k – $240k + annual discretionary bonus. Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range. The total compensation package for this position will also include other elements, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits.

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