BuzzFeed is hiring a

Commercial/Advertising Attorney

New York, United States

BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience.

We currently have an opening for a Commercial/Advertising Attorney in our NYC office. We are looking for a business-minded and self-motivated commercial attorney to support our business operation with at least 5 years of experience in the commercial, technology and/or Internet (preferably media) sectors; advertising, intellectual property, software licensing, internet marketing and regulatory law experience a plus. 

This job is based in our NYC offices, and we offer competitive compensation and a stock option program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support all of BuzzFeed's business units in drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including advertising, research and marketing, events, vendor, license, business development, SaaS, and other technology, and other commercial and operational contracts.
  • Provide advice on all legal matters affecting the business.

Qualification and Skills

  • Must be an admitted attorney with at least 5 years relevant experience at a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Contract law and Internet or technology law experience required whether in a commercial contracts or transactional context. Experience with advertising and/or media industry, and regulatory experience in the advertising industry a plus.
  • An ideal candidate will also have a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and thrive in fast-paced environment, tempered by an appreciation of legal complexity and risk.
  • Strong desire to learn the business and function smoothly as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be able prioritize and to manage workload and meet deadlines within a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Must fit the strong collegial culture in the department and the company.