HarperCollins Publishers

  • Assistant General Counsel

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Legal & Contracts
  • Overview



    HarperCollins is looking for an Assistant General Counsel to join the legal team. This role will be primarily responsible for advising publishing colleagues on media law and related fields.


    The responsibilities of the role may include but are not limited to:

    • Reading and vetting manuscripts with authors prior to publication.
    • Responding to potential legal claims.
    • Analyzing business/legal issues as they may apply to the company.
    • Overseeing copyright statutory terminations.
    • Advising on digital and traditional marketing and the sale of books.
    • Assisting in other legal areas as the need arises.


    • JD degree
    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in a law firm or media company
    • Strong substantive knowledge of general media law issues, including defamation, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, advertising and related fields
    • Understanding and awareness of publishing industry
    • Practical knowledge of business law as well as experience in litigation preferred
    • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the organization
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here and why you are interested in the job. Cover letters are preferred.


    HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.


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