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Counsel, Securities and Governance, New York Times

The New York Times Company has an opening for an attorney with 4+ years of broad corporate and securities experience, with a heavy concentration in securities laws matters, especially ’34 Act reporting and disclosure.

Department Overview and Responsibilities: 

  • Play a key role in drafting and advising on filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including annual and quarterly reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements, Forms S-8, and Section 16 filings, and ensure compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations.
  • Advise senior management on disclosure matters, including coordinating the review of earnings and other press releases, presentations, significant internal communications and other announcements.
  • Counseling the Treasury group on securities transactions, including debt offerings, banking agreements, pension management and other Treasury matters.
  • Assisting in preparation of Section 16 and Rule 144 filings and advising executive officers and directors. 
  • Providing support on matters relating to the board of directors and senior management, including with respect to the annual meeting of stockholders, corporate governance matters and legal entity management.
  • Providing legal counsel on a diverse range of matters related to day-to-day operations of the Company, including investor relations, finance, treasury, internal audit and human resources.
  • Advise on executive compensation matters, including incentive plans and programs, equity administration and related public company disclosure considerations.
  • Assisting with coverage of general corporate and commercial matters, including reviewing contracts, supporting compliance efforts, including the development and ongoing review of policies and procedures and the implementation of training initiatives
  • Playing a leading role in managing the Company’s environmental, social and governance initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from ABA accredited law school.  Must be a member of the New York bar.
  • 4+ of experience, principally in corporate and federal securities laws and requirements applicable to a public company, with sufficient experience to handle responsibilities with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must have the ability to organize, plan, coordinate and implement large and ongoing projects and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be familiar with financial statements and accounting literature and comfortable discussing underlying financial statement concepts, including accounting and tax. 
  • Must have the ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues and understand and counsel clients in a manner consistent with the Company’s goals and culture.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Must possess good judgment, have a high level of professional integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior in-house experience 

The annual base pay range for this role is between $180,000.00 and $210,000.00. 

For more information, and to apply, click here.