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VP of Legal, Commercial & Entertainment

$263,250- $295,000
Posted Apr 19
Full Time
New York

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others.

Job Description


New York, NY

Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair and Wired, among many others. The company's award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month.

The company is headquartered in New York and London, and operates in 32 markets worldwide, including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S., with local license partners across the globe.


The Purpose of this role is to lead the day to day management of transactional legal work at Conde Nast. This will include negotiating and advising on major transactions, leading on support to the Commercial, Consumer, Production and Procurement teams, while overseeing and developing the legal teams providing advice to these business units and partnering with the Head of Legal Operations to proactively identify the need for Legal Operations solutions.

Consumer Revenue

Provide legal support to our Consumer business and proactively build connections and influence across the senior Consumer team. Assist on a range of global deals and issues in the Consumer space.

Commercial Revenue Revenue

Support US and global revenue transactions, acting as a point of escalation for major transactions, across Ad sales, Consumer sales, Consumer regulatory, Events, Social as requested by the Deputy GC and in-market Revenue & Consumer lawyers. Assist the Deputy GC and in market counsel with the development of appropriate service levels to the Revenue teams.


Oversee and develop delivery of procurement advice and service to the global procurement team, including development of processes, best practices and workflows.


Oversee delivery of day-to-day corporate and company secretarial advice to the Finance, Real Estate and Executive Leadership teams.

Content Transactions

Oversee and be responsible for the drafting and negotiation of production related agreements, contributor agreements and talent agreements and provide business-oriented legal guidance for publishing, film and television, digital video, podcasts and other inbound licensing across the US and international markets.

Commercial & Entertainment Team

Support the Deputy General Counsel with the development of the Commercial & Entertainment team. This will including working together on:

  • Strategic priorities and goals for each year
  • The development and implementation of the annual budget
  • Review and agree on outside counsel
  • Location Strategy
  • Legal & Policy Operations Strategy
  • Interactions with Shareholder, Executive Leadership Team and other key internal stakeholders

Skills And Experience

  • Legally qualified in the U.S. with 10+ years relevant experience.
  • Strong experience in sales and marketing law gained either in private practice or in an in-house role in a similar sector to CN, including a thorough knowledge of applicable marketing codes and best practice;
  • Background in US sales and commercial law, including an awareness of emerging trends, regulation and best practice in offline and online advertising, social media and influencers.
  • Familiarity with content production transactions and ability to supervise advice to publishing, video and podcast teams.
  • Ability to present legal advice in a pragmatic, problem solving and commercial fashion.
  • Confident, self starter who welcomes the opportunity presented by being the first holder of this role.
  • Positive “can do” attitude and willingness to work flexibly and as part of a new and evolving team that is itself operating in a business and sector going through change.
  • Significant legal experience gained in an in-house environment at a senior level
  • Strong management experience and demonstrated ability to shape and lead international teams.
  • Experience of delivering legal services in a multinational corporation.
  • Experience of working in a matrix reporting environment.
  • Familiarity with Legal Operations, Technology and Process improvement.

The expected base salary range for this position is from $263,250 - $295,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including but not limited to relevant skills, training, experience, and education.


This role will report to the Deputy General Counsel

About Conde Nast Legal

The Conde Nast Legal & Policy team is led by the General Counsel and is led from our International HQs in London and New York. Our team also comprises our Legal teams based in our various markets around the world. We are also supported by a network of outside counsel where necessary.

Our Purpose

The Purpose of the Conde Nast Legal team is to help our business, shareholder and colleagues:

Make more informed decisions; Solve and prevent legal and business problems; Conduct business in the right way (and prove that they have done so); Protect their assets, brands and people

We achieve our Purpose by:

Providing advice and training Resolving issues and disputes Developing legal systems, processes, policies, documents and tools that enable proactive legal risk management Creating and managing legal documents and record records Tracking and monitoring the external legal and policy trends that will shape the Digital, Publishing and Luxury marketplace of the future.

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.

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