Ad Council
Full time
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere


  • Legal & Business Affairs

  • United States

Job Summary:

The Ad Council is seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented Attorney, with contract negotiation experience and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities. This is a contract, remote position that will work as one of two legal counsels for an organization that creates and executes communication strategies for 40+ campaigns each year.

The ideal candidate will need to possess excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. To succeed in this role, you will need to possess and exemplify excellent business judgment and critical thinking, a high degree of accountability, and a strong work ethic.

Timing and Employment Length:

This is a contract employee role. This means that, while the position is at all times one of at will employment, the Ad Council anticipates at present that the employment length would be approximately 6 months with the possibility to extend the contract. The Ad Council is looking to fill the position immediately. Contract employees will be eligible to participate in limited benefits and paid time off.

Core Job Responsibilities:

This position will report to the General Counsel and work with members of all departments at the Ad Council. In a given week, you may find yourself reviewing and negotiating contracts with ad agencies, clients and vendors, reviewing talent releases, or reaching out to music houses to license songs for our commercials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal guidance to various business groups.

  • Drafting, negotiating and revising contracts.

  • Ensuring compliance with contracts, government rules and contracting regulations.

  • Overseeing contract review process and contract distribution.

  • Advising internal clients on legal issues concerning advertising and marketing campaigns.

  • Participating in special projects as needed.

Core Experience and Skills:

  • Undergraduate and JD degrees, and admission to the NY bar.

  • Legal experience in a relevant industry and contracting experience

  • Ability to work independently and on a team and manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to manage, plan and organize significant work flow.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills.

  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.

  • A high degree of self-motivation.


While not required, preference will be given to applicants with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Data and privacy

  • Employment

  • Government contracting

  • Grants management

  • Intellectual property

  • Music licensing

  • Talent publicity rights (including SAG-AFTRA)

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