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Job Title: In House Jobs Associate General Counsel
Job Category: General Corporate [ View All General Corporate Jobs ]
Job description:
Reporting directly to the Company’s Executive VP, Business Affairs and General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel will be responsible for handling a wide variety of legal matters that arise within the Company’s various entertainment, fashion, music, art, luxury, lifestyle and other digital media businesses, as well as the ability to work with the Company’s multi-faceted corporate departments. For the right candidate this role has the ability to quickly expand into a divisional general counsel role in which the Associate General Counsel will be the primary lawyer responsible for interacting with our best in class editorial and business teams.

PMC: Associate General Counsel

Penske Media, the publisher of world-renowned media brands including Rolling Stone, Variety, IndieWire, Deadline Hollywood, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR and the Fairchild publications (WWD, FN and Beauty Inc) is expanding its Legal team with the addition of an Associate General Counsel position based in our Los Angeles office.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fun, fast-scaling, mission-oriented company with a highly collaborative Legal team that values new ideas, creative thinking, knowledge-sharing and a commitment to business partnership. The right candidate will have tremendous autonomy and the opportunity to learn new skill sets and grow as a leader. The ideal candidate must be a pro-active, dynamic self-starter with a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task, handling a large volume of work and balancing competing demands of numerous businesses while maintaining exacting attention to detail.

Counseling business unit leaders, editors, sales and marketing teams and others in a wide range of issues relating to digital media and publishing, including intellectual property, consumer marketing laws, right of publicity and privacy, custom content, advertising law
Structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating all manner of commercial agreements which include sponsorship, custom content, data providers, programmatic advertising, sales, marketing and master services agreements
Working closely with the Company’s live media and event production teams on execution of its events strategy and implementing appropriate risk management procedures
Collaborating with the Company’s Corporate Development and Licensing teams to structure, negotiate and execute strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and global licensing initiatives
Advising and supporting the Company’s Human Resources team regarding the legal aspects of the employment relationship including drafting and negotiating employment agreements and the compliance with the myriad federal, state, and local laws that govern the employment relationship and the workplace
Providing pre-publication review of editorial content and advice regarding defamation, copyright ownership, rights of publicity and privacy
Developing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with the Company’s policies, procedures and standards
Assisting with all other legal matters relating to the Company’s various businesses including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, intellectual property, data security, privacy and labor and employment matters
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum 8-10 years of legal experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department with both a strong transactional background as well as experience with content creation
Experience working with digital media companies and traditional print publishing strongly preferred
Experience counseling and advising business unit leaders and department heads and members of their teams on all manner of legal and business issues
Good working knowledge of privacy, data security, custom content, native advertising and social media
Ability to work autonomously and independently, while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
Sound and practical business judgment
Juris Doctor from a top tier law school and membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.

About PMC
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit



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Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: JD
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Post Date: 03/23/2020
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