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Senior Counsel / Assistant General Counsel

Posted May 28
Full Time
On Site
Tysons, Virginia


Reporting to the Company's Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary, the person filling this position will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including vendor agreements, technology solutions (traditional software licensing, SaaS services, hardware procurement, professional services engagements for IT development, etc.), content licensing and distribution, advertising and sponsorship, NDAs, and real estate leases. The position also will be responsible for assistance with a variety of compliance matters (including SEC, FCC, corporate governance and privacy) and may be called upon to support M&A activity as needed.

This position will work closely with other members of the legal team and will support both our corporate functional areas (procurement, IT, broadcast operations, finance, etc.) and corporate and local leadership across the organization. The position is perfect for a collaborative attorney who has had substantive exposure to a broad range of transactional and corporate matters. Prior in-house experience is a plus, but not required.



  • JD and admitted to practice in Virginia, or eligible to be admitted in Virginia as corporate counsel.
  • At least five years of relevant experience practicing in a law firm or as in-house counsel, with specific experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including: software and technology, advertising/sponsorship transactions, content licensing, and services agreements.
  • Successful candidate will bring a variety of corporate, M&A, or similar transactional experience in addition to exposure to a wide range of corporate and compliance issues.
  • Knowledge and experience in privacy and data security is considered a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at any given time, with understanding of how to prioritize to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adept at working effectively with individuals at all levels and across all areas of the organization.
  • Creative, flexible, enthusiastic, proactive, resourceful, and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and willingness to tackle projects large and small across the organization.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, including clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, negotiating skills, and strong legal drafting abilities.

This position is also eligible for the Company's bonus plan(s). #LI-MS1



TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit


EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email