The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel is a generalist media law position with an emphasis on contractual matters. The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel will work closely with in-house business departments of both companies on business and strategic issues. The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel will be a member of a five-attorney legal team and report to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, New York Daily News/U.S. News & World Report.
The attorney will work independently but collaboratively as part of a collegial and fast-paced legal department that provides services to the Daily News and U.S. News & World Report. This position is based in New York City.
With 6.4 million readers in New York, and 37 million national unique visitors online each month, the New York Daily News is the most widely read tabloid in the city and one of America’s fastest-growing web sites. Covering breaking news, politics, sports, entertainment, celebrity, lifestyle, opinion, business and health, the New York Daily News delivers up-to-the-minute reporting, rich photography and compelling video to readers of its print newspaper, industry-leading website, tablet apps, and iPhone, Blackberry and Android editions. The New York Daily News has won 10 Pulitzer Prize Awards for excellence in journalism. In 2013, it was awarded four New York State Associated Press Association awards and took the Associated Press Sports Editors awards’ “Triple Crown” as well as first place in the Investigative category across all circulation categories. In addition to its news operations, the New York Daily News runs Daily News Digital Solutions and the Innovation Lab.
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Real Estate, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
The in-house legal department of the Daily News and U.S. News is comprised of attorneys specializing in contracts, corporate law, first amendment, intellectual property, employment, labor, and litigation issues.
- Advise in-house business departments on various legal issues and risks and company policies and procedures.
- Draft, negotiate, and review a variety of agreements, including in the areas of licensing, technology, advertising, purchasing, software, and services.
- Advise on copyright and trademark matters.
- Provide support for pre-publication vetting when primary vetting attorney is unavailable.
- Counsel business departments in a variety of areas, including
- o Privacy
- o E-mail marketing
- o Sweepstakes and promotions
Please submit your cover letter & resume