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The New York Times Company has an opening for an attorney with four to seven years of broad corporate and securities experience, with a heavy concentration in securities laws matters, especially ’34 Act reporting and disclosure. This position will report to the Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Playing a key role in drafting and advising on filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual and quarterly reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and proxy statement.
Actively advising on disclosure matters, including reviewing and commenting on press releases, securities analysts’ communications and presentations.
Providing legal advice to ensure compliance with SEC and New York Stock Exchange requirements, as well as any applicable requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.
Counseling the Treasury group on securities transactions, including debt offerings registered under the ’33 Act, banking agreements, and other Treasury matters.
Assisting in preparation of Section 16 and Rule 144 filings and advising executive officers, directors and controlling stockholder advisors with respect to the same.
Providing support on matters relating to the board of directors and senior management, including with respect to the annual meeting of stockholders and corporate governance matters.
Providing legal counsel on a diverse range of matters related to day-to-day operations of the Company, and supporting senior management and various departments, including finance, treasury and human resources.
Assisting with coverage of general corporate and commercial matters, including reviewing contracts, as the need arises.
Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions.
Must be a member of the New York bar. Previous in-house experience is a plus.
Four to seven years of experience, principally in corporate and federal securities laws and requirements applicable to a public company, with sufficient experience to handle responsibilities with a minimum of supervision.
Must have the ability to organize, plan, coordinate and implement large and ongoing projects and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Must be familiar with financial statements and accounting literature and comfortable discussing underlying financial statement concepts, including accounting and tax.
Must have the ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues and understand and counsel clients in a manner consistent with the Company’s goals and culture.
Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and the flexibility and ability to work with fast-changing priorities. Excellent research skills also required.
Must have good judgment, a high level of professional integrity and the discretion, tact, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
The New York Times is one of the world’s most influential news organizations with 50 news bureaus around the New York region, the nation and the globe. The Times is known for accuracy, depth and authority and produces award-winning journalism, breaking news coverage and opinion and commentary along with deep databases of content and rich multimedia presentations. The New York Times has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes and Citations, far more than any other news organization.