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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 127 Pulitzer Prizes and Citations, far more than any other news organization.
The New York Times Company has an opening for an attorney with at least five years’ experience, specializing in the area of commercial and technology contracts. In this new position, you will be part of a collaborative department of 12 attorneys who provide legal support across the company.
Review, draft and negotiate a range of commercial agreements, including technology agreements (such as SaaS, networking, software license and ad tech agreements), master and professional services agreements, media and marketing service agreements, non-disclosure agreements. and other agreements to support U.S. and international business activities.
In coordination with privacy and data governance colleagues, review, draft and negotiate contract terms and amendments relating to data protection.
Assist with the handling of other agreements, such as brand and content licensing, content distribution, marketing, sponsorship, venue rental, and other traditional and new media agreements.
Identify and analyze legal issues, help determine business terms and structure transactions, and provide advice to colleagues that balances business objectives and legal risk.
Coordinate the improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes, including developing training and templates, supporting a contract management system, and working with our procurement function.
Provide general compliance advice and training, remain current on legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise clients accordingly.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions and a member of the New York bar.
At least five years’ relevant work experience that includes the handling of a broad range of commercial and technology transactions.
Substantial understanding of commercial, intellectual property, licensing, and data protection laws (or a strong willingness to learn).
Ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues; to work well with a wide range of clients; and to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational skills and ability to balance competing demands under time pressure.
Excellent judgment and professional integrity.
Familiarity with global business practices and working knowledge of domestic and international privacy law (e.g., GDPR) is preferred.
Internal Number: REQ-005566
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.
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.