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Counsel, The New Yorker

The New Yorker seeks qualified applicants for an in-house attorney position at its office in New York. The counsel will assist the general counsel in providing legal advice and pre-publication review to all departments at the magazine.


  • Under the supervision of the general counsel, conduct pre-publication review of content published by The New Yorker, including by the print, Web, podcast, photo, and video departments, on a wide range of legal issues, including copyright, trademark, privacy, and defamation;
  • Advise staff on newsgathering issues, including access and FOIA and FOIL requests;
  • Handle agreements involved in the production of live events, including The New Yorker Festival, and other general transactional work;
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a currently practicing attorney with these skills, attributes, and experiences:

  • Practiced law for a minimum of two to five years in-house and/or at a law firm, preferably in a litigation department
  • Strong writing, negotiating, and other communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail- and solution-oriented
  • Able to work in a deadline-oriented business and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Uphold the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Strong interest in media, art, literature, and news required; familiarity with The New Yorker a plus

Education and Licensure Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Juris doctor degree; licensed to practice law in New York State

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