Senior Counsel - Employment & Litigation

Vox Media Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them, we are committed to building a better future for the industry and getting the future of media right. Vox Media's editorial networks include Vox, The Verge, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon, Recode, and Curbed. Our diverse storytelling and advertising businesses include the Concert publisher-led marketplace, the Vox Creative brand studio, the Chorus publishing platform, and the company's entertainment division Vox Media Studios, which includes the Vox Media Podcast Network and Epic.

As Sr. Counsel, you'll be joining a top-notch legal team, with primary responsibilities in the areas of employment and litigation. In addition to crafting policies that keep Vox Media at the forefront of best employment practices, you'll help manage the litigation docket, as well as provide transactional support in related areas. This job is based out of our Washington D.C. office, and reports to the Assistant General Counsel.

What you'll do:

  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate employment-related agreements and policies, including the employee handbook, offer letters, severance agreements, and incentive plans.

  • Provide practical business advice to our People & Culture team and managers on various aspects of day-to-day employment-related matters, including advising on performance management and termination, FMLA, ADA, and FLSA, and taking into account union considerations where appropriate.

  • Assist with employment, copyright and other media claims.

  • Work closely with outside counsel to review pleadings, advise on strategy, and support internal discovery efforts.

  • Research and monitor developments in employment laws and develop and implement internal practices and policies to achieve compliance with applicable laws and regulations at the local, state, and federal levels.

  • Manage and work with outside counsel to support immigration matters.

  • Assist with other legal matters as the need arises.

What you'll bring:

  • JD from accredited law school and licensed to practice law and in good standing.

  • At least three years' relevant employment and/or litigation experience, either in an in-house or law firm setting (some in-house experience preferred but not required), preferably within the media/internet or entertainment industries.

  • Experience with employee benefits matters or union environments a plus.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, good judgment, and an ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Resourceful, with a strong ability to balance legal risk with practical business needs.

  • An ability to work well under pressure and keep track of multiple projects/deadlines.

About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefitsincluding flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and funand who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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