Need help hiring top legal talent? Contact our team.
Company logo

Counsel, Securities and Governance

The New York Times
$180,000- $210,000
Posted Jul 10
Full Time
New York

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

Job Description

About the Role

The New York Times Company has an opening for an attorney with 4 + years of broad corporate and securities experience, with a heavy concentration in securities laws matters, especially ’34 Act reporting and disclosure.

You will report to the Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.


  • Demonstrate support and understanding of our value of journalistic independence and a strong commitment to our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world.
  • Play a key role in drafting and advising on filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Advise senior management on disclosure matters, including coordinating the review of earnings and other press releases, presentations, internal communications and other announcements.
  • Counsel the Treasury group on securities transactions, including debt offerings, banking agreements, pension management and other Treasury matters.
  • Provide support on matters relating to the board of directors and senior management, including with respect to the annual meeting of stockholders, corporate governance matters and legal entity management.
  • Provide legal counsel on a diverse range of matters related to day-to-day operations of the Company, and supporting senior management and various departments, including investor relations, finance, treasury, internal audit and human resources.
  • Assist with coverage of general corporate and commercial matters, including reviewing contracts, as the need arises, and support compliance efforts, including the development and ongoing review of policies and procedures and the implementation of training initiatives.
  • Play a leading role in managing the Company’s environmental, social and governance initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years working in corporate and federal securities laws and requirements applicable to a public company.
  • Experience preparing annual and quarterly reports on ’34 Act reporting and disclosure, Forms 10-K and 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements, Forms S-8, and Section 16 filings, Rule 144 filings and ensuring compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, coordinate and implement large and ongoing projects.
  • Experience with financial statements and accounting literature and comfortable discussing underlying financial statement concepts, including accounting and tax.
  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from ABA accredited law school.
  • A member of the New York bar, in good standing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous in-house experience
  • Prior experience advising on executive compensation matters, including incentive plans and programs, equity administration and related public company disclosure considerations.

The annual base pay range for this role is between $180,000.00 and $210,000.00.

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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Individuals seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process should email Emails sent for unrelated issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

The Company will further consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

The New York Times Company follows the pay transparency and non-discrimination provisions outlined by the United States Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Click here for details.