Posted: 11/10/2018

Location: NYC, New York
Function: Operations & Strategy
Specialty: Operations
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Group Nine Media is currently seeking a bright, self-motivated Counsel to join the Legal  Team. You will be expected to act as a thought-leader for the business, providing insights and recommendations on a broad range of issues. The ideal candidate is an astute negotiator who can manage shifting priorities within a fast-paced environment, while maintaining a positive outlook. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead the general/transactional group on the Legal and Business Affairs Team, reporting in to the VP, Legal and Business Affairs, and managing attorneys and team support staff.

  • Address and advise on all legal matters for the company both proactively and as directed. Areas of coverage include inbound and outbound commercial contracts, scripted and unscripted programming, regulatory and policy compliance, M&A transactions, labor and employment issues, corporate governance, employee equity incentive program, commercial real estate transactions, disputes and litigation, and development of legal strategy.

  • Lead complex transactions from start to finish with minimal supervision. This involves evaluating business development opportunities, meeting with internal stakeholders, and simultaneously balancing a number of legal and business issues.

  • Manage administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.

  • Help maintain Legal and Business Affairs Team infrastructure, company records, and internal systems.

  • Stay up-to-date and keep key business partners informed about changes to existing policies, laws, and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with outside counsel.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • JD degree and admission to one or more state Bars (must be in good standing, and if not admitted in New York, must be willing to register as in-house counsel in New York).

  • 4-6 years relevant work experience; in-house experience at a digital media company preferred. Managerial experience also preferred.

  • Experience negotiating complex commercial transactions required. Deep understanding of digital ad sales campaigns and deals preferred. 

  • Experience and confidence independently drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements.

  • Basic understanding of the wide variety of transactions and legal issues that arise at a digital media company, including content production and distribution deals, online advertising compliance, data management and security, commercial real estate transactions, and personnel management.

  • Strong sense of urgency and people management skills.  

  • Excellent organization, prioritization, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, commitment to quality, and passion for results.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and understanding of relevant technology, including various digital distribution channels, content development systems, and advertising platforms.

  • Strong interest in the business and desire to work within a multidisciplinary team.

About Group Nine Media:

Group Nine Media is one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 5 billion monthly video views and reaching 80% of U.S. adults in their 20s. As the no. 1 most engaging publisher on the social web, Group Nine's brands are built for consumption on the platforms where their millennial-focused audience spends the majority of their time. Group Nine is home to NowThis (the no. 1 most watched video news creator on social), The Dodo (the no. 1 animal brand on social), Thrillist (the most trusted brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment) and Seeker (the digital leader in science and innovation).

We offer great benefits such as medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), PTO, company paid AD&D, Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term disability, and much more! 

Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer  and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of 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.

Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.

Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We’re one of the world’s largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you’re a talented passionate individual who does too, let’s talk.