Vox Media is hiring a

Counsel / Senior Counsel

New York, United States
Remote

Counsel / Senior Counsel (Corporate, Compliance & Operations)

WHO WE ARE

The Legal & Business Affairs team of Vox Media has an opening for a Counsel or Senior Counsel position who will be responsible for a wide array of commercial and corporate matters. We’re looking for a business-minded attorney with experience in the technology or media industry who can act as a utility player for a high-performing legal team. The position will review, draft, and negotiate vendor, confidentiality, and professional services agreements to support the various procurement needs at Vox Media. The position may also provide corporate and business law guidance, including managing corporate governance best practices, helping to manage the Company’s equity program, and supporting M&A activity as needed.

This position reports to the SVP, Deputy General Counsel while working closely with other members of the Legal & Business Affairs department, as well as internal business teams and leadership across the company. This position is perfect for an attorney who can work within a team and who has had substantive exposure to a broad range of transactional and corporate matters.

The Legal & Business Affairs team is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements with vendors or other partners, including professional services agreements, nondisclosure agreements, master services agreements and statements of work, and similar agreements.
  • Perform contract research and interpretation, providing contract guidance and support on day-to-day issues raised under vendor contracts, including transactional and non-transactional vendor related matters across the company’s core services and business units, including people and culture, finance, real estate, studios production, office operations, and editorial.
  • Lead the Legal & Business Affairs team in collaborating with the Finance organization and across the company to design and refine a cross-functional procurement and purchase order system.
  • Assist in M&A and financing transactions from time to time as they may arise, including negotiating confidentiality agreements and other ancillary agreements and documents, managing due diligence, and assisting in all areas of deal planning and execution.

WHO YOU ARE

  • JD and admitted to practice.
  • At least two years of experience on a legal team that is accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment, either at a law firm or in-house at a technology or media company.
  • Corporate, M&A, or similar transactional experience that provides exposure across a wide range of corporate issues and familiarity with various different types of agreements and practice areas.
  • Ability to translate complex legal issues to business partners and provide a balanced and practical approach to legal drafting and problem solving.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Professional, personable, approachable and courteous demeanor.
  • Creative, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative, and a can-do, no job is too small, team player attitude.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, including clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, negotiating skills, and strong legal drafting abilities.
  • Strong desire to learn the business and to function integrally as part of an interdisciplinary team.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! 

WHERE YOU’LL WORK

This job is remote or can be based in either DC or NYC, or regional to either DC or NYC in order to allow periodic travel to Vox Media offices. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices

 

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.

 

OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team ([email protected]).

 

WHAT COMES NEXT

Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.