Corporate Paralegal

The New York TimesNew york, New yorkFull TimeOn Site


The Role

The New York Times Company has an opening for a corporate paralegal in its Legal Department. The paralegal will provide support for corporate governance and other corporate, securities and contractual matters and will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • You will be responsible for supporting the Board of Directors and its committees, including drafting corporate governance documents such as agendas, resolutions, consents, minutes and notices of meetings; coordinating Board and committee meeting schedules and logistics, including for virtual and physical meetings, managing the technical set-up of materials and rooms for Board and committee meetings; serving as a key point of contact regarding Board-related information; and working closely with the Vice President and Assistant Secretary to identify administrative priorities and work flows with respect to Board-related matters.

  • You will lead in the distribution of meeting and other materials through a third-party electronic board portal and in the administration of the board portal, including developing and maintaining mastery of the system, uploading materials, scheduling internal training, maintaining an internal procedures document, liaising with IT on security and other issues.

  • You will assist attorneys with timely preparing and reviewing quarterly, annual and other securities filings (10-Q, 10-K, proxy statement, etc.) and annual certifications and other notifications and reports with the NYSE, and coordinating backup documentation.

  • You will be responsible for tracking stock ownership information and preparing and filing Forms 3, 4 and 5 with the SEC.

  • You will help coordinate the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, including coordinating activities of Broadridge and other vendors to ensure timely distribution of Company proxy materials to shareholders.

  • You will assist with corporate governance-related matters, including the preparation and distribution of Directors and Officers questionnaires and Board and Committee self-assessment surveys.

  • You will coordinate communications with the transfer agent, third-party stock plan administrators, proxy solicitor and registered shareholders.

  • You will perform other paralegal functions as assigned, including handling administration of certain contracts.

Desired Qualifications :

  • B.A. or B.S. degree, plus at least five years’ experience as a paralegal and/or board liaison, with a strong preference for prior experience in a corporate legal department.

  • Experience using new technology for governance, board meeting and electronic board portal, such as Diligent or BoardVantage, highly desirable.

  • Experience working on public company matters, including SEC and NYSE filings.

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in GSuite, Excel and PowerPoint; willingness to adapt to, and master, changing technology.

  • Ability to control a high volume and complex workload by prioritizing work flow and managing multiple schedules; ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands with a minimum of direct supervision.

  • Experience demonstrating ability to work on own, to take initiative and to ask questions when necessary; ability to conceptualize and manage complex projects while engaging resources from inside and outside the legal department.

  • Keen attention to detail and strong proofreading skills.

  • Ability to perform legal research.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and telephone skills. Comfortable interacting with all levels of management, including the Board of Directors.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime as needed.

  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues professionally, diplomatically and confidentially.

  • New York Notary Public qualification a plus.

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The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

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