U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to partner with executives, in-house business departments and other staff of U.S. News & World Report on legal, business and strategic issues for existing and new businesses. The Corporate Counsel is a generalist position with an emphasis on transactional, media and technology matters. You will be a member of a legal team with three attorneys and one legal assistant and report to the Senior Vice President Strategic Development and General Counsel of U.S. News.
You will have the latitude to work independently as a collaborative member of a small, collegial, fast-paced legal department. The in-house legal department of U.S. News is comprised of attorneys specializing in corporate law, contracts, first amendment, intellectual property, employment, and litigation issues. This position is based in New York City.
Are you up to the challenge?
Draft, negotiate, and review a variety of agreements, including those in the areas of: intellectual property licensing, technology, advertising, purchasing, software, and services.
Prepare, and provide counsel on, company policies and procedures.
Advise executives and in-house business departments on various legal issues and risks.
Advise editors on content development and acquisition matters, including pre-publication review of libel, copyright and other legal matters.
Prepare responses to copyright, libel, and trademark claims and provide support on other commercial litigation matters.
Counsel new business initiatives on corporate, content, regulatory and other legal matters.
Assist in corporate transactional matters including investments and related matters.
Assist in the legal operations, including contract administration and rights management matters.
You should definitely have:
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of legal experience gained through either a top tier law firm or in-house setting, primarily focused on corporate transactional matters.
Expertise handling contracts and agreements is required.
Demonstrated negotiation process experience.
JD from top law school, with strong academic credentials.
Mature judgment with the ability to build relationships and promote confidence across the entire organization.
Ability to communicate effectively in business terms both verbally and in writing to a wide range of audiences and comfortable with public speaking and presentations.
Admission to New York bar.
It would be nice if you had:
Familiarity with intellectual property and advertising and privacy issues.
Ability to interact effectively with management and employees at all levels within the organization.
Ability to be a strategic business partner and trusted advisor who is decisive and brings a practical, commercial focus to the provision of legal advice.
A high degree of integrity and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.
Ability to be a collaborative and consultative team player with an ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
Strong analytical skills.
Organizational skills and the capacity to work simultaneously on a broad variety of legal matters.
What it’s like to work with us:
Talent is our best asset!
We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical insurance, tuition reimbursement, and training
Collaborative work environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers
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About US News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a digital first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years.As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.