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Posted Jan 31
Full Time

At Nielsen, we believe that career growth is a partnership. You ultimately own, fuel and set the journey. By joining our team of nearly 14,000 associates, you will become part of a community that will help you to succeed. We champion you because when you succeed, we do too. Embark on a new initiative, explore a fresh approach, and take license to think big, so we can all continuously improve. We enable your best to power our future.

Nielsen seeks to hire a talented, enthusiastic and business-oriented lawyer to join the Legal Department as Counsel supporting Nielsen’s Audience Measurement business. The successful candidate will work on commercial, product, alliance and supplier agreements (including master service agreements, statements of work, etc.) relating to data and information, licensing, market research, and software services at the forefront of the evolving media landscape and will also provide general legal support and counsel.

The ideal candidate is a reliable problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced environment with frequently shifting priorities, takes a rigorous, detail-oriented approach to matters, and offers thoughtful, practical solutions that accommodate business needs and legal risks. Nielsen is seeking a good communicator comfortable engaging with internal and external clients to identify key issues and resolve matters. The Counsel will work in a collaborative culture advising our commercial and alliance teams regarding deal structure, negotiations and compliance with contracts and will draft, review and negotiate agreements with networks, publishers, digital/social media companies, and service providers. This role provides an opportunity to make a real impact to the media and advertising industry at an exciting and transformative time.

Candidates will have the option to work in-office in New York, New York or Tampa, Florida or to work remotely.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, negotiate and manage commercial contracts, including inbound and outbound licenses, master services agreements, statements of work, data supplier and integration agreements, technology services agreements, and supplier agreements.
  • Provide legal support for commercial, alliance and product teams using an ability to understand, interpret and translate legal, business and technical concepts to provide opinions on legal risk and ensure appropriate contractual terms.
  • Provide practical and business-oriented legal advice to internal business teams


  • 3 or more years of experience including experience in a digital media, digital advertising, data analytics or technology practice at a law firm and/or in-house.
  • Experience negotiating complex commercial contracts regarding data analytics, media, software and/or technology.
  • Strong knowledge of intellectual property issues, and commercial contracting issues.
  • Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics background, as well as knowledge of internet and mobile technologies are pluses.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Juris Doctor degree


  • Ability to clearly and concisely draft and negotiate complex commercial and product agreements, with minimal support from senior staff.
  • Clear communication and drafting style, with precise attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to adapt quickly to constructive feedback.

Our comprehensive benefits package (including health & wellness plans for full-time employees, 401(k) retirement coupled with a Nielsen match, a generous paid time off policy, and if eligible, a discretionary incentive/bonus) is designed to be inclusive for all employees and families, and we take pride in ensuring that employees are rewarded holistically for the role they are doing and their performance.

A reasonable estimate of salary range for a new employee to be offered this role would be between $66,000 - $225,000, which would be adjusted based on each employee's geographic location. The position of each employee within a compensation range at Nielsen is dependent on several individual circumstances, such as experience, training, certifications, and other business requirements/needs.

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

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