HarperCollins Publishers

Assistant General Counsel

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Legal & Contracts




Our Legal Department is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel, reporting to the Global General Counsel, to work on a variety of matters that include advice related to publishing, defamation and copyright, and film/TV licensing and production.



  • Provides general legal advice on a range of publishing related matters that include libel and copyright.
  • Drafts and oversees film/television production and licensing agreements.
  • Provides advice on business law such as business transactions, bankruptcy, antitrust, and contracts.
  • Conducts pre-publication legal review of manuscripts for libel, privacy and other potential claims.



  • 6+ years’ experience working on publishing law issues as well as film/television production and licensing
  • Knowledge of publishing related fields of libel and copyright
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with and assist internal clients
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Organizational and follow-through skills and ability to render clear advice in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and competing priorities


This position is open to remote work. If remote, some travel to New York office is required. Must be willing to work New York (EST) office hours.


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.  That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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