Junior Attorney, Legal Affairs

Remote /
Business & Operations – Operations /
Contract
BDG is looking for a contract attorney to join its legal team as a Junior Attorney, Legal Affairs role. This key strategic resource will assist the Legal Affairs department and will assist with the negotiation, drafting, and management of agreements for a broad range of topics and transactions.

The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated, business-minded attorney who is resourceful, can manage multiple projects and competing priorities comfortably, and brings extraordinary judgment and interpersonal skills to the role.

Applicants must be able to work EST hours, but remote applicants are accepted at this time. Please note this is a contract role.

Responsibilities

    • Draft and close a wide range of agreements for internal client groups including Ad Sales, Marketing, Sales Ops, Editorial, Video, Finance, HR, and PR, including the following:
    • Content licensing agreements, distribution agreements, and content production agreements (e.g., video content, editorial content, photographic content) across all media platforms
    • Advertising, sponsorship, and marketing agreements (including agreements with advertising technology providers and exchanges)
    • Ad sales client contracts including custom content, event SOWs, upfronts, content and measurement studies, sweepstakes, and production agreements, among others
    • HR-related agreements including benefits agreements, freelancer, and consultant agreements. 
    • Conduct legal review of video and editorial content
    • Handle copyright matters and claims, including drafting cease and desist letters and settlement agreements
    • Assist with other matters and projects as needed

Requirements

    • Juris Doctor degree with a demonstrated interest in media, advertising, and intellectual property matters. Bar admission and bar membership in good standing is preferred.
    • Exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, efficient, and resourceful with strong follow-through skills
    • Proficient with MS Office and Adobe Sign; experience with G Suite and/or contract management software a plus
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and effectively prioritize multiple projects
    • A demonstrated ability to work independently while serving a variety of departments within the company
    • Ability to be adaptable and to shift focus or priorities as needed pursuant to instructions from the Legal Affairs Team
    • Strong communication skills will a demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor in meetings, e-mail correspondence, and phone calls
BDG is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 161 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, Input, Gawker, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.