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Senior Counsel/Divisional Counsel-Publishing and Media
Penske Media Corporation
June 19, 2018
Full Time - Senior Attorney
7-10 years experience
Copyright, General Commercial/Contracts, Intellectual Property
Penske Media Corporation: Senior Counsel/Divisional Counsel-Publishing and Media
Penske Media, the publisher of world-renowned media brands including Rolling Stone, Variety, IndieWire, Deadline Hollywood, Robb Report, Hollywoodlife and the Fairchild publications (WWD) is expanding its Legal team with the addition of a Senior Counsel position which can be based in either our NYC or LA office. Reporting directly to the Company’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, the Senior Counsel will be responsible for handling all legal matters that arise within the Company’s various entertainment, fashion, music, luxury, lifestyle and other digital media businesses. For the right candidate this role has the ability to quickly expand into a divisional general counsel role in which the Senior Counsel will be the primary lawyer responsible for interacting with our best in class editorial and business teams.
This is a unique opportunity to join a fun, fast-scaling, mission-oriented company with a highly collaborative Legal team that values new ideas, creative thinking, knowledge-sharing and a commitment to business partnership. The right candidate will have tremendous autonomy and the opportunity to learn new skill sets and grow as a leader. The ideal candidate must be a pro-active self-starter with a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task, handling a large volume of work and balancing competing demands of numerous businesses while maintaining exacting attention to detail.
Counseling business unit leaders, editors, sales and marketing teams and others in a wide range of issues relating to digital media and publishing, including intellectual property, consumer marketing laws, right of publicity and privacy, custom content, advertising law.
Structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating all manner of commercial agreements which include sponsorship, custom content, events, data providers, advertising, sales, marketing and master services agreements
Providing pre-publication review of editorial content and advice regarding defamation, copyright ownership, rights of publicity and privacy
Developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with the Company’s policies, procedure and standards
Assisting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with all other legal matters relating to the Company’s various businesses including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, intellectual property, data security, privacy and labor and employment matters
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 performing 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, 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 and membership in good standing in California or New York, as applicable.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit www.pmc.com.
About Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.
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