We are seeking an experienced corporate and securities counsel to join the legal team of The New York Times Company. This person will report to the General Counsel, serve as the assistant secretary to the Board of Directors and oversee securities matters, public company governance, executive compensation and corporate transactions.
Manage 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.
Serve as Assistant Secretary, leading and overseeing essential Board-related processes, policies and matters, including with respect to governance advice, the development of Board and Committee agendas, distribution of materials in connection with meetings, preparation of minutes, and, with other stakeholders, coordination of the annual shareholders’ meeting.
Advise on executive compensation matters, including incentive plans and programs, equity administration and related public company disclosure considerations.
Lead legal support for corporate transactions, including securities offerings, financings, investments, acquisitions and divestitures and other strategic transactions, including coordinating internal teams, managing due diligence activities and working with outside counsel.
Support the Treasury group on banking agreements, insurance policies, pension management and other Treasury matters.
Ensure support of domestic and international corporate law matters; oversee the corporate secretarial function of domestic and global legal entities.
Lead legal support for a diverse range of matters related to day-to-day operations of the company; work with other departments, including Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Controllers, Internal Audit, Treasury, Tax, Talent & Inclusion, Corporate Records, Shared Services Center and others on various projects.
Drive public company and other compliance efforts, including the development and ongoing review of policies and procedures and the implementation of training initiatives.
Monitor and keep senior management and Board members apprised of corporate governance trends and developments; engage in policy advocacy related to key responsibilities.
Manage a team of two lawyers, two paralegals and an executive assistant in support of the above.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions and a member in good standing of the New York bar.
At least 12 years’ relevant work experience, principally in the areas of corporate and federal securities law and corporate transactions, with increasing levels of responsibility.
Experience managing a team of lawyers.
Familiarity with financial statements and accounting literature and comfort discussing underlying financial statement concepts, including accounting and tax; extensive ‘34 Act drafting experience.
Ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues; to work well with a wide range of clients, from senior executives to operating personnel; and to work independently as well as to lead a project from conception to completion.
Ability to analyze complex legal and regulatory material, communicate the implications in clear and simple language, and recommend appropriate courses of action.
General understanding of legal technology commonly used to support a corporate governance and securities law practice, including familiarity with board portals, securities filing software, entity and document management, and research resources.
Internal Number: REQ-007790
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
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