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Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.


The AP seeks a mid to senior-level transactional corporate and privacy counsel for its Legal team. The position may be remote-first, but the attorney will be required to spend a portion of their time at the company headquarters in New York City at the discretion of the company and the General Counsel. 


If you have experience in transactional licensing, data security and privacy law, this is a great opportunity to work for the most trusted source of independent news and information in the world. The position reports into the SVP/General Counsel.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Structure, draft and negotiate agreements covering the production, acquisition, licensing, marketing and distribution of content in various formats, across all media and licensing of software and media-related services.
  • Work closely with AP’s Ad Solutions, technology products and advertising teams on transactions that drive the company’s revenue, with a focus on data security and privacy issues.
  • Draft, negotiate, and close privacy and data protection agreements with enterprise customers, including customers in highly regulated industries, such as financial services and healthcare.
  • Support commercial attorneys on data protection issues in negotiations.
  • Partner with the security team on security-related issues in negotiations.
  • Provide legal advice to internal business clients on a broad range of business and legal matters including intellectual property, commercial transactions, privacy, and regulatory compliance.
  • Train administrative, business and technology personnel about legal best practices regarding contracts, data security and privacy law issues, and other relevant subject matters.
  • Act as legal liaison to internal business groups, and liaison to outside counsel as directed by the general counsel.
  • Collaborate with Legal department colleagues on a variety of legal issues including privacy, security, contracts, and IP matters.
  • Undertake special projects as directed by General Counsel.



  • J.D. from an accredited law school;
  • Licensed to practice and in good standing with any state bar and authorized to practice in New York;
  • At least 5-6 years’ experience;
  • In-depth knowledge of contract and general corporate law, intellectual property rights, licensing, privacy and data protection, and related regulatory matters required;
  • Familiarity with copyright, privacy, defamation and other legal issues integral to contracts entered by media licensing companies;
  • Proven track record for cultivating strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
  • Prior experience with a media-related organization is a plus;
  • Ability and desire to expand knowledge and competencies to grow with the company’s diverse needs and initiatives;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required;
  • Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.



  • Media industry experience


Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.  Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.


Due to Covid restrictions, we are currently working on a remote basis. When the restrictions are lifted, the successful applicant will work from AP’s New York office under a hybrid work arrangement.


Application deadline is 11:59pm EST on October 29, 2021.


AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

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