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Privacy & Digital Product Counsel, The Atlantic

The Atlantic is recruiting a business-minded Privacy & Digital Product Counsel to join our legal team. This attorney will report to the Deputy General Counsel and collaborate closely with senior leaders of our product, data, engineering, growth, revenue, marketing, and technology teams to shape legal and business strategy for our media brands.

The core responsibility will be to lead our privacy compliance and vendor contracting practices:

  • Owning and refining our CCPA and GDPR compliance policies and protocols, including coordinating business team responses to data subject requests;
  • Negotiating vendor contracts, including with both SAAS vendors and independent contractors;
  • Providing guidance to our consumer growth and marketing teams regarding domestic and international consumer protection regulations, including email marketing regulations;
  • Working with our business teams to identify and assess legal implications of our product strategies, including data security and PCI compliance obligations, to facilitate a privacy-by-design approach;
  • Identifying and assessing emerging domestic and international privacy regulations, and designing and implementing compliance strategies as appropriate; and
  • Developing and leading internal trainings and resources for our business teams.

This attorney will also occasionally pitch in on other issues that our small but nimble legal team may face, including intellectual property issues (copyright, trademark, and publicity rights), client contract negotiations (digital advertising, sponsored content, and consulting services), and assorted regulatory issues.

The recruitment standard is high: someone of exceptional talent as demonstrated in his or her educational and professional credentials. The ideal candidate will have in-house and/or firm experience with many of the core practice area responsibilities.  Familiarity with relevant intellectual property issues and/or the digital advertising space is also beneficial.  Other attributes that may make someone a fit for this role include:

  • A passion for media and curiosity about the changing digital media landscape;
  • A strong interest in data privacy (and its effects in the digital media space);
  • A natural bent toward collaborative, solutions-oriented problem-solving.

Membership in the DC or NY Bar is required. 

A Counsel or Senior Counsel title is anticipated, depending on candidate experience.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted June 7, 2021


Assistant General Counsel, Fortune Media

This position reports to the General Counsel.

Fortune Media is seeking a pro-active, self-starter with a strong work ethic, sound and practical business judgment and ability to multi-task, handle a large volume of work and balance competing demands of numerous businesses while maintaining exacting attention to detail.  This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-scaling, mission-oriented, world class organization with a highly collaborative legal team that values creative thinking, knowledge-sharing and a commitment to business partnership.  

The candidate will have expertise with drafting and negotiating contracts (such as, content/intellectual property licensing, technology licensing, SaaS agreements, media-related agreements, and various types of vendor and services agreements); intellectual property experience; privacy and data security expertise; and the ability to work autonomously and independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.

Work is currently remote but return to the office is anticipated in September 2021. 

Key Responsibilities

Structure, negotiate, draft and close a wide range of agreements for internal client groups, including Marketing/Ad Sales, Content Development, News, Conferences & Live Media, Information Technology, Finance and Operations – such agreements to include the following:

  • technology contracts, software/technology licensing and development agreements (including SaaS), IT agreements;
  • sourcing/procurement/vendor contracts;
  • content licensing and distribution arrangements across all media platforms and devices
    • entertainment agreements, including development, partnership, co-production, writer and financing agreements for video, film and TV projects,
    • advertising, sponsorship and marketing agreements (including agreements with advertising technology providers and exchanges), and
    • IP licensing agreements.
  • Manage U.S. trademark docket and oversee outside counsel on foreign trademark filings and enforcement.
  • Provide subject matter counsel in areas of data use and protection laws (including state and federal consumer protection and privacy laws, CCPA, GDPR and other global privacy laws) and advise on the impact of the same on Fortune Media’s business. Help draft and oversee the development and management of Fortune Media’s privacy terms and data policies and manage internal privacy compliance programs.
  • Advise creative, development and editorial teams on legal issues related to advertising, commerce and editorial matters.
  • Conduct pre-publication review and copyright/right of publicity/related reporting issues analysis and counsel for both editorial and advertising content.

Knowledge, Skills and Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree and qualified to practice law in New York.
  • 6+ years of post-JD experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department with both a strong transactional background and experience with trademark portfolio management.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating agreements for digital media and traditional print publishing.
  • Intellectual Property expertise.
  • Privacy and data protection knowledge.
  • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills.
  • Sound and practical business judgment with ability to work cooperatively to support various business teams.
  • Chinese-language fluency a plus.

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Posted May 28, 2021 


Penske Media Corporation: Associate General Counsel

Penske Media, the publisher of world-renowned media brands including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, Deadline Hollywood, Robb Report, ArtNews, SHE Media, BGR. TVLine, Fairchild Media Group and Sportico, is looking for an Associate General Counsel to be based in our New York office. Reporting directly to the Company’s Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, the 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.  For the right candidate this role has the ability to quickly expand into a divisional general counsel role in which the Associate General Counsel will be the primary lawyer responsible for interacting with our best in class editorial and business teams.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 8-10 years of legal experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department with both a strong transactional background as well as experience with content creation and pre-publication review of editorial content
  • Experience working with digital media companies and traditional print publishing 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 work autonomously and independently, while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • Juris Doctor from a top tier law school and membership in good standing with the State Bar of New York.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 25, 2021


First Amendment Specialist, Freedom Forum

The Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation that fosters First Amendment freedoms for all, seeks a First Amendment expert to help accurately communicate the substance and importance of the First Amendment to a wide and diverse audience.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of writing and speaking about all five First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly and petition – across multiple platforms including print, video, radio, TV and social media.

Deep understanding of the First Amendment through legal, scholarly or journalism work is a key competency for this position.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 12, 2021


Production Attorney, A+E Networks

Position is responsible for providing legal counsel to internal production groups, including Category 6 MediaTM and the Six West Media groupTM on day-to-day production related matters and overseeing complex, high-risk and experimental matters in the areas of pre-broadcast review, intellectual property; 1st Amendment; causes of action common in entertainment and media industry cases, including privacy and defamation; to perform legal analysis, risk assessment, issue spotting, and ongoing support.  Position reports to VP, Legal & Business Affairs, as part of the Legal Risk and IP team.

4-6 years of legal practice desirable; minimum two years relevant law firm experience or 2 years’ experience in production company legal department; in-house media law practice highly desirable.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 11, 2021


VP, Deputy General Counsel, Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group is seeking a VP, Deputy General Counsel to work closely with the General Counsel in offering broad legal support, as needed, and managing legal functions and day-to-day operations. The Deputy General Counsel will provide leadership and operational oversight for publishing matters and will handle a range of commercial transactions. This is a hands-on position for someone who will serve as a trusted business partner, providing strategic, creative and problem-solving advice for staff at all levels of the company. This attorney will be joining a legal team based in New York and supporting multiple offices and all aspects of company business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Media and Intellectual Property: As primary counsel for at least one major publishing division, provide support for all pre-publication matters and claims, and advise on libel, trademark, copyright, privacy and related issues. Assist General Counsel is creating and maintaining legal resource materials, guidelines and processes for publishing units.
  • Commercial agreements: Negotiate and draft content distribution agreements across all media, sales agreements, outbound licensing agreements, software/IT services agreements, advertising and marketing agreements, and other day-to-day operations agreements. Create and maintain templates and contract review guidelines and processes.
  • Corporate counseling and transactions: Assist General Counsel in advising Sales and publishing operations groups. Provide M&A due diligence and transaction support.
  • Employment: Assist with HR matters including counseling on applicable federal and state laws, assisting with development and maintenance of policies and best practices, and management of claims as they arise with the aid of outside counsel, as appropriate.
  • Litigation: Manage litigation matters as they arise with the aid of outside counsel.
  • Miscellaneous: Work closely with the General Counsel on all legal matters impacting the company including industry trade association matters, antitrust and regulatory compliance (i.e., CPSIA, data privacy), bankruptcy, risk management, and other legal operations or organizational issues.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 11, 2021


Litigation Attorney, New York Times

The New York Times is hiring a Litigation Attorney to serve lead litigation counsel on commercial matters and to play a key role in corporate compliance.

Key responsibilities would include:

  • Serve as lead litigation counsel on commercial matters.
  • Oversee outside counsel in litigation, including consumer class actions, patents, and commercial matters.
  • Design, coordinate, implement, and track compliance initiatives required under federal, state, and local statutes (e.g., OFAC, ADA, FARA, FCPA and UK Bribery Act, FTC and other advertising regulations).
  • Provide general compliance advice and training; remain current on legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments.
  • Supervise and coordinate responses to discovery requests and commercial subpoenas and handle responses to violations of the company's IP rights.
  • Assist in-house team on media law litigation, including libel and copyright.
  • Contribute to discussions of general business issues and advise business teams on legal and regulatory matters.

The desired qualifications are:

  • 6 to 8 years, with preference for law firm experience in commercial and antitrust litigation, judicial clerkship, expertise in e-discovery, and background in digital media law.
  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions.
  • Must be a member of the New York bar.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Proven experience working independently and in collaboration with legal and business colleagues.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 9, 2021


Deputy Legal Director & Policy Counsel, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) is currently seeking an attorney with at least twelve years of experience to serve as its Deputy Legal Director and Policy Counsel.  This position presents a unique opportunity for an experienced media attorney to help oversee a growing, mission-driven legal team working to defend the First Amendment and newsgathering rights of journalists, and to take a lead role in policy and advocacy efforts on behalf of the Reporters Committee.

The Deputy Legal Director & Policy Counsel will work closely with and be responsible for assisting the Legal Director in managing the Reporters Committee’s legal portfolio, including developing and implementing legal program priorities, and overseeing RCFP attorney development, and legal fellowship and summer legal intern hiring.  This non-litigation position will also work closely with Reporters Committee leadership and support the Legal Director in implementing the Reporters Committee’s strategic goals.

The Deputy Legal Director and Policy Counsel will also collaborate with other senior leadership, including the Executive Director and the Director of the Technology and Press Freedom Project to advance RCFP’s public policy priorities at the federal, state, and local levels.  RCFP uses an integrated advocacy approach—including legal work, policy analysis and research, and public education—to preserve and promote newsgathering and First Amendment rights.

The position will require an attorney with significant media law experience, excellent writing and oral communication skills, as well as experience managing teams and successfully supervising the work of less-experienced attorneys.  Experience representing journalists and news organizations in matters involving access to judicial records/proceedings, freedom of information, libel, and other newsgathering and First Amendment matters, is required.

This full-time, non-litigation position will be based in Washington, D.C. and will report to the Legal Director.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted May 9, 2021


Media Law Clerkship, NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is hiring for its Media Law Clerkship (2021-2022; New York, NY). The job description is as follows:

The NBCUniversal Law Department seeks a recent law graduate for a full-time, one-year clerkship with the department’s News Group. The Law Clerk will be responsible for legal research, responding to subpoenas, drafting public records requests and appealing their potential denials, assisting with review of issue advertisements, advising on state and local drone laws, and generally assisting in the functioning of the News Group, which works with NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, E! News, the NBC and Telemundo owned television stations, and their digital media groups on content issues.  The Group’s work includes pre-broadcast review, libel, newsgathering, copyright, First Amendment issues, and other aspects of media law. The clerkship will also involve assistance with legal production work. A demonstrated interest in media law is a plus, although not a requirement. Compensation for the position is $35 per hour for 40 hours a week. The Position starts in or around September 2021. 

Please note this is a temporary position in which you would be employed by Yoh Managed Staffing, but assigned to NBCUniversal for the duration of your employment.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the entire term of the clerkship. Please submit resume and cover letter, via email, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Resumes will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls or hard-copy applications, please.

Posted May 9, 2021


Associate, Klaris Law

Klaris Law, a media, entertainment and intellectual property law firm, has an opening for an associate to join the firm’s advisory and transactional practice. The candidate should have at least 3 years of experience at a law firm and be licensed to practice law in the State of New York or California.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent drafting experience, with the ability to translate complicated legal principles into clear, concise English;
  • An understanding of and passion for the media and entertainment business, including emerging technologies;
  • Vetting experience (e.g. reviewing articles, books, documentaries and podcasts for libel, privacy, copyright and newsgathering issues);
  • Experience with: media and privacy law; development, production and distribution deals (including in the documentary film & podcast space); digital media and advertising; data privacy (GDPR and domestic privacy statutes); software, technology & content licensing; publishing & photography law;
  • General corporate transactional experience;
  • Interest in joining a boutique law firm; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to juggle many matters simultaneously.

The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials and writing skills, be a problem solver and comfortable with liaising with clients directly.

Klaris Law is associated with KlarisIP, a 32-person consulting company with teams in New York, California, and Washington DC. Associates may work on KlarisIP projects that involve technology and law. Klaris Law is growing rapidly and works with small, medium and large companies as well as individuals.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Posted May 7, 2021


Vice President of Global Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

During a pivotal time of change, the Wikimedia Foundation seeks a Vice President (VP) of Global Advocacy. A newly created role, the VP of Global Advocacy will provide strategic leadership and direction to a currently three-person and growing team of public policy and advocacy experts on the Public Policy team. The Public Policy team works to establish and defend a legal and regulatory landscape that is essential to Wikipedia and other free educational projects, and to enable the Foundation to advance its mission amidst political, technological, and societal challenges. The VP will be an experienced public policy professional who can run campaigns on crucial issues for the Foundation’s mission, such as intermediary liability, copyright, and access to knowledge. The immediate focus of the Public Policy team is to raise Wikimedia’s profile and influence in debates that affect the ability of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects to function as sources of free knowledge. A member of the Legal Department, the VP will report to the General Counsel, and work closely with outside digital rights advocates and Wikimedia affiliates around the world.

The VP of Global Advocacy will address a number of essential functions including driving the development of the global advocacy strategy, providing vision, structure and strategy to a high-performing and growing Public Policy team, clarifying and delegating operational planning, and negotiating advocacy objectives within the organization’s strategy. The VP will recruit and manage diverse, exceptional global talent, oversee career development and engagement of the team, and keep the General Counsel, Executive Director, and other members of the executive team and Board of Trustees current on key policy trends and important developments. The VP is responsible for leading proactive plans to influence public policy in key areas, developing strategic plans to effectively advance the policy agenda in the face of challenges, and developing proposals, including legislative and regulatory initiatives, to support free knowledge consistent with the Wikimedia Guiding Principles. In addition, the VP will increase public engagement in Wikimedia’s policy positions, build and coordinate activism on critical issues, oversee advocacy communications strategy, and work collaboratively with other members of the Public Policy team and with other teams across the Wikimedia Foundation. 

Posted April 29, 2021


Pro Bono Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is collaborating with Microsoft and the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) to develop a viable national pro bono media law network to support local journalists.  Together, we are testing ways to expand the Protecting Journalists Pro Bono Program, launched last year by Microsoft and DWT in California and Washington State.  The program has created a pool of pro bono assistance, drawn both from Microsoft’s in-house legal department and the law firm, to work with reporters and small news organizations to help them defend their legal rights and deliver quality journalism to the public.

The Reporters Committee is now looking for a Pro Bono Director to take on two key responsibilities.  First, to evaluate how to scale and expand the project nationwide to new communities and additional law firms and corporate legal departments.  Second, to collaborate directly with the teams at Microsoft and DWT to provide operational support to the pilot programs and the ongoing client matters.  This position presents a unique opportunity for an attorney with entrepreneurial aspirations who is dedicated to pro bono service to join mission-driven lawyers protecting the First Amendment and newsgathering rights of journalists while helping structure and scale an innovative pro bono initiative.  

The position will require an attorney with meaningful legal experience, excellent writing and oral communication skills, and strong administrative capabilities in managing teams and successfully producing detailed work product.  Competitive candidates will have a deep understanding of pro bono programs and institutional culture at law firms and/or in corporate legal departments, and prior job experience within such a program will be a substantial plus.  The capacity to undertake a landscape analysis of pro bono legal needs in an industry is necessary, but experience counseling or representing journalists and news organizations is preferred, not required.

This full-time position will be based in Washington, D.C. and will report to the Executive Director of the Reporters Committee.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted April 14, 2021


Associate General Counsel, Forbes

Forbes is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel to join our in-house legal team.

Please note: The Forbes office is currently remote. We expect this role to work out of our Jersey City office when we return.

  • Lead company’s privacy and data governance initiatives, providing advice and guidance to key stakeholders and internal teams on all legal and regulatory matters relating to global data privacy and data collection matters, including the GDPR and CCPA. Implement privacy policies and field privacy issues for Forbes.com, staying up to date on digital privacy issues and legislation, both domestic and international, to ensure company’s website and data collection and usage remain compliant.
  • Managing Forbes’ third-party film, television, and podcast production initiatives (“Forbes Entertainment”).
  • Manage resolution of third-party adversarial matters relating to the protection or enforcement of Forbes brands, properties, and initiatives (e.g., IP infringement; breach of contract; fake news; brand impersonation; reporter abuse).
  • Develop, prepare, and support internal corporate practices as relates to handbooks, policies, procedures, and training programs.
  • Manage, prepare, and maintain digital and website privacy policies, terms and conditions, terms of use and subscription terms.
  • Provide wide-ranging legal and transactional support and guidance across all departments, closely collaborating with product development, marketing, digital, technology, and operational teams to design new features and services in-line with applicable privacy laws and best practices.
  • Structure, negotiate, draft, and review commercial agreements across all internal client groups, including ad sales, programmatic, content development, product, IT, sales and marketing, technology, independent contractor, and related vendor agreements.
  • Current bar membership (in good standing) in at least one US state. If no bar membership in New Jersey, New Jersey Limited License for In-House Counsel required (can be obtained upon employment).

For more information and to apply, click here.

Posted April 5, 2021

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The Litigation Group of the NBCUniversal Law Department seeks a recent law school graduate for a full-time one-year clerkship in New York beginning in August. The group represents and advises NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable and digital businesses. We have a wide-ranging case load that includes First Amendment and other media issues, intellectual property, cybersecurity, employment and general commercial matters. We handle much of our litigation in-house and operate much like a small, busy law firm that happens to work on some of the most interesting legal issues in media. Our clerk can expect brief-writing, legal research, fact-gathering, and helping to prepare for court hearings, arbitrations and depositions. As the year goes on, our clerk may take broader responsibility in smaller matters, under the supervision of the experienced litigators in the group. We seek a candidate with strong writing skills, an excellent academic record, significant legal research experience, and demonstrated interest in litigation and the media industry. Journal or moot court experience is a plus. The position is located at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
 
Compensation is $27/hour for 40 hours per week.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the entire term of the clerkship. Please submit résumé and cover letter by June 10, 2016, by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We expect to begin interviewing candidates in mid-June and to extend an offer by early July. No telephone calls or hard-copy applications, please.
 
 
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