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Counsel, News

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Location: 49 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Job Description


Counsel - News will provide legal support for news programming and publications across all Vice Media properties, including television series, websites, podcasts and documentary films. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Pre-broadcast and pre-publication review of news programming and support of news-gathering activities.
  • Primary responsibility for pre-broadcast review of award-winning nightly news show.
  • Counseling clients on issues related to intellectual property, access, defamation, privacy, FCC regulations and other areas.
  • Conducting training sessions for journalists.
  • Negotiating and drafting production and related agreements.
  • Assisting clients with freedom of information requests and appeals.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Admitted to practice law in NY with 3-5 years’ experience as an attorney at a law firm or in-house, including experience in media law and intellectual property.
  • Good judgment and ability to make quick and sound risk calculations.
  • Calm temperament and comfort in navigating a fast-paced and high-pressure newsroom environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate legal advice to non-lawyers in a manner that is simple, clear and diplomatic.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical orientation, and an ability to find alternative solutions.
  • Flexibility/adaptability and skill at prioritizing among multiple time-sensitive matters.
  • Autonomous and self-motivated.
  • Experience working with journalists is a strong plus.

If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will work together to best meet your needs.


Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity. At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity is a major benefit to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture. We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S. Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

*Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation. The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job. VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.

To all recruitment agencies: Unless otherwise indicated, VICE does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes.

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