AccuWeather is hiring an

Assistant General Counsel

State College, United States

Who You Are


You will be Assistant General Counsel reporting to the General Counsel and Secretary. As part of the Legal Services team, the Assistant General Counsel provides and executes legal services for the company.  The candidate engages with business leaders to provide advice and counsel across the portfolio of a B2C digital media business with over 1.5 billion users globally and distribution across multiple platforms, an enterprise B2B business providing weather forecasts, severe weather warnings and weather data-driven decision insights to many of the world’s largest companies and a linear television broadcast and OTT network carried in over 20 million US homes.


What You Will Be Doing


  • Draft, review and provide counsel to clients on commercial transactions, including content and technology license transactions, strategic partnerships and alliances and ad tech platform services
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on consumer data privacy issues impacting a digital media company with a global user base
  • Provide advice and counsel in issues and agreements in areas such as content delivery over multiple platforms including traditional broadcast, cable distribution and OTT models
  • Create and improve commercial contract and other processes
  • Produce and conduct engaging and effective training to clients across a variety of subjects, including compliance matters, intellectual property and commercial transactions
  • Support corporate investment transactions
  • Manage dispute resolution on select matters
  • Manage outside counsel resources as directed by the General Counsel


Experience We Are Looking For


  • Juris Doctorate degree and at least three years of related experience and/or training
  • Understanding of issues and solutions facing global B2C digital media businesses, such as data privacy, consumer protection, deceptive trade practices, cyber security and risk mitigation, content licensing inbound and outbound across multiple platforms
  • Experience in B2B software, technology and data licensing and analytics transactions
  • Ability and desire to go deep into a business with clients to understand business models and economic drivers that create legal risks and opportunities
  • Comfort operating in an environment where department and individual performance is measured against both qualitative and quantitative goals and metrics; and advising clients in both the qualitative and quantitative consequences of potential choices
  • Comfort with adapting to rapid change associated with a dynamic industry
  • Willingness to drive to solutions and own the outcome as a member of a business team as well as a legal advisor
  • Courage to speak up as needed, while showing respect and dignity to others
  • Unwavering integrity


Physical Demands 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Minimal travel (10%) is required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work is usually quiet.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state of federal laws.  We believe a culture of diversity and inclusion provides unique perspectives that help make the workplace more innovative, engaging and profitable.

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