Job Description

About the Role

  • The New York Times Company has an opening for an attorney with at least six years experience, specializing in the area of licensing and technology transactions, and related data privacy and marketing compliance. This new role will report to the VP & Assistant General Counsel of the commercial legal and business affairs team, providing support across the business/commercial side of the company.


  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, including:

    • Complex technology transactions such as advertising-technology, enterprise, IT, software/SaaS, new media, and audience/platform arrangements, media and marketing service agreements, supporting advertising, marketing, product, technology, data teams, and finance/corporate/HR;

    • Outbound and inbound intellectual property, data, business-to-business, and technology licensing, and end-user license agreements, providing essential support for The New York Times Licensing Group; experience negotiating government contracts a plus; and other commercial transactional needs, as they arise

  • Draft and update consumer-facing online terms and advise on direct to consumer products and transactions;

  • Advising business clients on transactional data privacy issues and consumer marketing laws; assist with data protection-related transaction overflow; support related compliance efforts

  • Providing general compliance advice and training, remain current on legal decisions, statutory changes and industry developments, and advising clients accordingly.

  • Identify and analyze legal issues, helping determine business terms and structure transactions, and providing advice to colleagues that balances our goals and legal risk

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions

  • Member of the New York bar.

  • At least six years relevant work experience that includes the handling of a broad range of commercial and technology transactions and data protection advice.

  • The interview process for this role will include a written assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of domestic and international privacy and marketing law (e.g., GDPR, ARL, CCPA, CAN-SPAM, etc.)

  • Strong problem-solving skills, driven to find workable solutions to support business goals

  • Ability to analyze complex legal and regulatory material and communicate their effects in clear and simple language, both written and oral, appropriate to the audience.

  • Ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues; to work well with a wide range of clients; and to work independently and as well as part of a team.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance competing demands.

  • Eagerness to learn new areas of practice as new needs arise.

  • Excellent judgment and professional integrity.


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. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.

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