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Newsela // instructional content platform
New York NY    Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020
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The Role:

As Newsela embarks on our next phase of growth, were looking for an exceptional Corporate Counsel who will help continue to elevate & optimize our legal function as we scale. As Corporate Counsel you will be the point of contact for managing & negotiating commercial contracts that will drive Newselas aggressive business growth. Youll also lead the charge in building upon our existing legal programs, & designing new systems & processes to enhance productivity & ensure we remain compliant with all global laws & regulations. Your work will include commercial transactions, privacy, data security, & leading projects with our outside counsel, all with the end goal of helping us deliver the best possible solutions to students & teachers around the world. Youll take proactive measures to stay up to date on any new legislation that could impact our business, & will be resource guiding our team through changes & will provide legal insight as we build & evolve our products.

Why Youll Love This Role:

As Corporate Counsel, you will have an immediate impact on key aspects of Newselas ability to scale & deepen our impact on improving K-12 education. Youll have the opportunity to provide counsel on a broad range of issues to our leadership team, & will be an expert legal opinion on everything from commercial contracts, intellectual property, privacy. data policies, to education mandates. Youll get to flex your creative thinking & practical lawyering to address complex questions at the intersection of education & technology. Youll also have the opportunity to develop & implement systems & processes to refine & scale our business internal efficiency as we grow. Youll be part of a passionate, driven team laser-focused on improving the classroom experience for teachers & students around the world.

Why Well Love You:

With your 5+ years working in law firms or in-house as legal counsel, youve gained a breadth of legal experience working with commercial contracts, & global privacy law. Youre a skilled problem-solver with an acute ability to discern potential issues in contracts, & draft comprehensive contracts & policies that will enable responsible business growth. Youre an artful communicator, confident advising CEOs & executive leadership teams on complex legal matters & providing thoughtful, actionable insight. You approach unfamiliar areas with a can-do mentality, & your passion for supporting a mission-oriented, high-growth business drives your relentless pursuit of the best possible solution for your team. Youre extremely curious, detail-oriented, organized, & efficient, & you can seamlessly balance business needs based on priority. Ideally, you also have experience contracting with government entities, maybe even in education and/or student privacy.

About Newsela:

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments & insights to supercharge engagement & learning in every subject. Students & teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sourcesfrom National Geographic to NASA, to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools & analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools & districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.

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