Counsel - Ziff Davis

Legal New York, New York New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

About Us:

Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of J2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Shopping and Healthcare. Its brands – including PCMag, Mashable, RetailMeNot, Speedtest, Ekahau, Everyday Health, Castle Connolly, BabyCenter,  HumbleBundle, Toolbox, IGN, AskMen,, TechBargains and Spiceworks – produce and distribute premium content. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries.

The Role:

We’re looking for an experienced, business-minded, strategic corporate counsel. You will serve as a member of the digital media team and support several business divisions. The candidate should be diligent and proactive, have demonstrated excellent legal and business judgment, be able to interface effectively with business teams, and work independently.

Matters will include drafting and negotiating a high volume of commercial contracts and providing responsible, timely, and top-quality client service. Advanced knowledge of trademark and copyright, advertising, privacy and data use issues will be beneficial in this role.  We want you to become a company resource for contract related questions and processes and someone the business can rely on for your expertise, and guidance. We also need someone to help to develop, implement and continually improve company and team processes and procedures.

This is a full-time position which may sit in the NYC or San Francisco office. 

Who You Are:

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • State bar membership in good standing
  • Minimum of 3 years as a practicing attorney in a law firm and/or comparable in-house legal department
  • Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as drafting and negotiation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with or for digital media companies is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to maintain strong working relationships with internal clients
  • Sound and practical business judgment including flexibility, creativity and good judgment in managing legal risks
  • Experience in working across domestic and international jurisdictions
  • High ethical standards and trustworthiness with confidential matters
  • A generalist who has a keen interest in working collaboratively with a mid-size legal team
  • Please include a cover letter outlining your interest in the role.