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Employment and Litigation Attorney

Vox Media

Vox Media

Legal
New York, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Legal & Business Affairs team of Vox Media is seeking an Employment and Litigation Attorney who will be responsible for a wide array of employment and litigation matters. We’re looking for a business-minded attorney with deep experience in all aspects of employment law advising and experience with litigation. This role will be the primary point of contact for the People team and will advise on all aspects of employment advising in the employee life-cycle. In addition this role will help manage the litigation docket along with other team members.

This position reports to the VP, Associate General Counsel while working closely with other members of the Legal & Business Affairs department and internal business teams and leadership across the company. This position is perfect for an attorney who has demonstrated leadership skills, a broad range of experience with employment law advising, and who thrives individually and within a team.

As the leading modern media company, Vox Media guides its audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.

Within Vox Media, the Legal & Business Affairs team has a reputation for rolling up our sleeves and figuring things out. Colleagues turn to the Legal & Business Affairs team not only for policy-setting, risk assessment, and negotiations, but also to help make business decisions and help shape the strategy of the company.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Provide comprehensive and practical legal advice and counseling to our People team and managers on all aspects of the employee life cycle.
  • Advise on federal, state and local employment laws and issues related to performance management and terminations, hiring, employee/contractor classification, DEI+, wage and hour, leaves, accommodations, discrimination/harassment, and other workplace issues.
  • Provide advice and support for internal investigations and employee relations matters.
  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate employment-related agreements and policies, including our employee handbook and related policies, offer letters, deal memos, severance agreements, and bonus compensation plans.
  • Collaborate with the People and Communications team on internal communications and advise on legal risks.
  • 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.
  • Assist with employment, copyright, defamation, and other claims. Work closely with outside counsel to review pleadings, advise on strategy, and support internal discovery efforts.
  • Manage and work with outside counsel to support immigration matters.
  • Assist with other legal matters as needs arise.

WHO YOU ARE

  • JD from accredited law school and licensed to practice law and in good standing.
  • 4+ years of relevant employment experience, preference for candidates with both law firm and in-house experience.
  • Familiarity with employee benefits or unionized environments is 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.
  • Experience interacting with and advising all levels of leadership, including summarizing risk assessments, communicating complex topics, and providing thoughtful business guidance.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Resourceful and proactive, with a strong ability to balance legal risk with practical business needs.
  • Proven ability to independently handle multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Works well under pressure and manages multiple high priority projects and deadlines.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.

WHERE YOU’LL WORK

This job is located in New York or DC and does not have an in-office requirement, however the expectation is that the candidate lives close enough to one of our offices to come in 2-3 times per month.

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.

OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to 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. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team ([email protected]).

WHAT COMES NEXT

Please include your application/cover letter.

Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

PAY TRANSPARENCY

The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.

Pay Range
$159,000$190,000 USD