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Communications Coordinator,  Information Society Project, New Haven, CT

The Information Society Project (ISP) is hiring someone to develop, promote and maintain a professional public image for and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic, the Abrams Institute for Freedom of the Media Freedom Expression, and the ISP at Yale Law School; and facilitate the communications of a national network of law school accountability clinics.

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is a law student clinic dedicated to increasing government transparency, defending the essential work of news gatherers, and protecting freedom of expression by providing pro bono legal services, pursuing impact litigation and developing policy initiatives.

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School promotes freedom of speech, freedom of the press, access to information and government transparency. The Institute's activities are grounded on the belief that collaboration between the academy and the bar will enrich both scholarship and practice.

The ISP is an intellectual center at Yale Law School, founded in 1997 by Professor Jack Balkin. Over the past twenty years, the ISP has grown from a handful of people gathering to discuss internet governance into an international community working to illuminate the complex relationships between law, technology, and society.

Principal Responsibilities

Create and promote a professional public image for MFIA, the Abrams Institute, and the ISP, and assist the communications and outreach efforts of a new national law school clinics network, including:

Maximizing on-line presence and building awareness

  • overseeing websites to ensure content is updated and accurate;
  • managing social media accounts and listservs;
  • editing blog posts for MFIA's blog, Case Disclosed; and
  • otherwise building awareness of these organizations

Supervising publications and publicity

  • drafting press releases to highlight organizational successes;
  • publishing a weekly online ISP newsletter of upcoming events, recent publications, and announcements;
  • publishing a quarterly MFIA newsletter;
  • creating online and physical promotional materials for events; and
  • answering general inquiry emails and phone calls.

Overseeing key constituency communications

  • tracking activities and maintaining a database of MFIA and ISP statistics;
  • facilitating communications for a national network of laws school accountability clinics, in coordination with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press;
  • drafting donor-specific reports and communications;
  • maintaining communications with MFIA and ISP alumni, including managing an alumni database;
  • drafting beginning-of-the-year promotion of new ISP fellows; and
  • drafting end-of-the-year ISP Accomplishment book

Terms

This posting is for a two-year position, subject to mutually-agreed-upon extension. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes generous Yale benefits. This position requires full-time residence in the New Haven region.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum requirement of Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a related field, and three years' of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Preferred qualifications include advanced degree in a relevant field, experience working with media or legal organizations, interest in issues relating to freedoms of the speech and press or the impacts of new technology on freedom of expression.

Application and Contact

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and preferred salary range, CV, contact information for three references, and 2-3 examples of their relevant work (which should include at least one writing sample, as well as a design portfolio).

We welcome applications immediately and will begin to consider them on a rolling basis starting on November 15, 2018 and continuing until the position is filled. The ideal start date would be January 1, 2019 although later dates may also be possible.

Questions and applications should be sent to Ann-Marie Cooper ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the Communications Coordinator position.

Posted November 6, 2018


Media & Litigation Counsel, Reuters, New York/London

Job Summary

Thomson Reuters is hiring a media lawyer and litigator to support Reuters. The attorney will counsel on laws affecting newsgathering and publication, intellectual property, dispute resolution and litigation. This is a global role based in New York City or London.

Reuters is the world's leading international news agency, reaching more than one billion people every day. We deliver real-time, award-winning news coverage to the financial community, news and media publishers and broadcasters, brands and consumers. Reuters covers a broad range of topics, including business, finance, politics, sports and technology. The hallmarks of Reuters' journalism are speed, impartiality and insight.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Advise Reuters' 2,500 journalists in nearly 160+ locations worldwide on laws affecting publication
  • Provide prepublication review
  • Counsel journalists on newsgathering and access to information
  • Counsel on copyright and other intellectual property matters
  • Respond to subpoenas and other third-party requests for information
  • Respond to post-publication threats and challenges
  • Resolve disputes and oversee litigation filed by and against Reuters
  • Ensure compliance with the Trust Principles, which reflect Reuters' commitment to integrity, independence and freedom from bias
  • Monitor developments affecting the press, freedom of speech, and publication around the world.

To apply, click here.

Posted October 25, 108


Attorney, NPR, Washington D.C.

Summary of Role / Responsibilities

NPR seeks an attorney with 5 to 10 years of transactional experience to support internal clients focused on digital distribution, programming, sponsorship, marketing, business development, audience measurement, operations, and live events.  The successful candidate may also counsel clients on copyright and trademark matters, analyze proposed legislation, and assist with corporate governance.  We are looking for a lawyer with superb oral and written communications skills, a commitment to client service, and solid business judgment.  The lawyer who joins our team will review, negotiate, and draft complex agreements (often without precedent), helping NPR embrace business opportunities while managing risk and ensuring compliance with nonprofit tax law and regulatory requirements.  An ability to manage multiple projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, and maintain composure and a sense of humor while doing so are musts.

Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, responsibilities may include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, including inbound and outbound content, music and other copyright licensing agreements, inbound and outbound technology licensing agreements, program acquisition and distribution agreements, services agreements, sponsorship agreements, insertion orders and other media-buy agreements, facilities and live event-related agreements, agreements governing the distribution of content via satellite or over digital platforms, agreements with research and data analytics service providers, employment and personal services agreements, and the like;
  • Advising legal and business colleagues on a broad range of subjects, including trademark law and portfolio management, copyright law, digital media law, communications law, privacy and data security law, nonprofit tax law, charitable fundraising, marketing and agency representation, sponsorship and advertising issues, sweepstakes and promotions law, and IT and telecom services;
  • Assisting with regulatory compliance and advocacy efforts relating to legislative and regulatory developments, including analyzing proposed legislation and regulations, preparing internal memoranda, and drafting agency comments;
  • Preparing board meeting agendas, minutes and other materials, and providing advice on corporate governance matters.

Qualifications

  •  At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Bar membership in good standing in the District of Columbia, or eligibility to waive into the DC Bar
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts is required
  • Experience advising advertising and marketing agencies and in-house sales organizations is preferred
  • Experience representing tax-exempt organizations is a plus

If you’re interested in joining the NPR legal team, please apply online through the NPR job site at: www.npr.org/jobs . Please include a resume and a cover letter. We will begin reviewing resumes on November 1 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Posted October 16, 2018


Senior Legal Officer / Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), London, UK

Role Summary

To provide litigation and case support for MLDI’s legal casework, including strategic legal defence cases, working closely with the Head of Legal Cluster, Legal Director, Legal Officer and other members of the MLDI team. A full job description can be viewed here.

About MLDI

MLDI is a charity that helps journalists defend their rights. We support independent media, journalists and bloggers who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve the regulatory environment for media freedom, make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes and build the capacity of the lawyers and organisations we work with on issues of media law. MLDI was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field.

To apply

 Please send your CV and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 19 October 2018.

Posted October 1, 2018


Senior Counsel,  Hachette Book Group, New York, New York

SUMMARY:

Hachette Book Group is seeking a Senior Counsel to handle a range of commercial transactions, intellectual property/First Amendment issues, pre-litigation and litigation, and other general corporate matters. This attorney will be joining a legal team based in New York which supports multiple offices and all aspects of the company's business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Counsel publishing units on copyright, trademark, libel, privacy and other pre-publication matters.
  • Draft and negotiate range of commercial agreements, including content distribution agreements across all media and devices, software/IT agreements, advertising and marketing agreements, and other day-to-day operational contracts.
  • Manage pre-litigation disputes (sending cease and desist notices, responding to claim letters), and manage outside counsel on litigation matters.
  • Experience handling compliance, privacy, marketing and/or M&A matters is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • J.D. with strong academic credentials and admitted to the New York Bar.
  • At least 6+ years of relevant legal experience, preferably a combination of in-house experience and foundational training at a law firm.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Knowledge of publishing/media law and related trends.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively with clients at all levels of the organization, be solution oriented, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, prioritize and multi-task.

About Hachette Book Group: Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world.

To apply, please follow this link.

Posted October 1, 2018


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The Litigation Group of the NBCUniversal Law Department seeks a recent law school graduate for a full-time one-year clerkship in New York beginning in August. The group represents and advises NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable and digital businesses. We have a wide-ranging case load that includes First Amendment and other media issues, intellectual property, cybersecurity, employment and general commercial matters. We handle much of our litigation in-house and operate much like a small, busy law firm that happens to work on some of the most interesting legal issues in media. Our clerk can expect brief-writing, legal research, fact-gathering, and helping to prepare for court hearings, arbitrations and depositions. As the year goes on, our clerk may take broader responsibility in smaller matters, under the supervision of the experienced litigators in the group. We seek a candidate with strong writing skills, an excellent academic record, significant legal research experience, and demonstrated interest in litigation and the media industry. Journal or moot court experience is a plus. The position is located at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
 
Compensation is $27/hour for 40 hours per week.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the entire term of the clerkship. Please submit résumé and cover letter by June 10, 2016, by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We expect to begin interviewing candidates in mid-June and to extend an offer by early July. No telephone calls or hard-copy applications, please.
 
 
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