Legal Counsel
News Corp
London, GBR
2d ago

Job Description

Dow Jones is seeking an experienced commercial and information technology lawyer with background in information services transactions, commercial contracting, privacy and regulatory compliance, preferably in the media industry.

The Counsel is responsible for legal matters arising in Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa and the United Kingdom ( EMEA ), together with specific regional and global projects.

He / she will oversee a broad variety of legal work including commercial and transactional work in support of regional business centers, advising business leaders on legal and commercial issues associated with Dow Jones B2B products.

He / she would be expected to provide professional, timely, cost-effective, practical legal advice and support, managing risks while facilitating commercial goals.

This position supports various departments to make sure our business activities comply with relevant policies and regulations.


  • Responsible for legal matters arising in the EMEA region, including but not limited to advising Sales in relation to negotiation and structure of sales transactions, and advising relevant personnel in relation to negotiation and structure of relationships with information providers, vendors, consultants, and distributors;
  • Review and negotiate inbound software development agreements, consulting agreements, and maintenance agreements;
  • Participate in activities, such as revising and updating contract templates, conducting training sessions for the Professional Information Business sales team in EMEA, sharing knowledge of legal and commercial policy changes both to legal and business colleagues, and providing ad hoc legal support to the global sourcing department;
  • Participate in frequent but ad hoc projects which may be region specific or global in nature; and

    Maintain updated knowledge of legal and regulatory developments that are relevant to Dow Jones.


  • A 3-5 PQE qualified lawyer with a license to practice in England and Wales.
  • Experience with and good knowledge of commercial and intellectual property law together with a broad understanding of general legal issues.

    Specific knowledge and experience of data protection and privacy law.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail. Fluency in spoken and written English required;
  • capability in one or more European languages desirable.

    Exercise good judgment regarding confidential / material, non-public information.

    Able to multi-task and exercise good judgment in setting priorities.

    High level of initiative and self-motivation, with an ability to work in a team environment or independently.

    Ability to work with clients from varying disciplines and geographic backgrounds.

    Demonstrated ability to discuss issues with or present to high-level executives and decision makers.

    Tolerance for high-pressure situations.

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    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    EEO / AA / M / F / Disabled / Vets .

    Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and / or interview process.

    If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam dowjones.

    com . Please put Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

    Business Area : LEGAL

    Job Category : Legal Group

    About Us

    Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events.

    Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally.

  • It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation;
  • Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

    Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ : NWS, NWSA; ASX : NWS, NWSLV).

    If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

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