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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