In-House Legal Counsel

NewsWhip, the world leader in tracking the spread of news and content, seeks an In-House Counsel to join our Team on Merrion Square.

The main focus of this role will be acting as our company’s in house counsel for all matters that arise for a growing Irish technology company. You will report directly to NewsWhip’s CFO and will be accountable for work supporting all aspects of the business, in particular our sales and commercial side.

This role will be 3 days a week in our Dublin office.

Legal Duties & Responsibilities

Legal responsibilities are core to this role, and touch every part of our organisation. These will include:

  • Work closely with internal departments such as sales to draft and negotiate a wide range of general commercial contracts (e.g. licensing agreements, NDAs, and support and maintenance agreements).
  • Ensure good legal processes across NewsWhip, such as ensuring all contractual documentation is accurate and manages our risks.
  • Provide advice on legal issues to all levels of staff, up to and including senior executives and the NewsWhip Board.
  • Research and provide advice on employment law matters, and ensure our processes are compliant on both sides of the Atlantic. Our team is based in New York and Dublin.
  • Provide advice as needed on IP, copyright and data protection matters including GDPR.
  • Keep template contracts and contract frameworks up to date and provide training to the business on contracting issues.
  • Administration of our Employee Share Option Plan.
  • Act as the joint company secretary.

Key Competencies:

  • Commercially astute and pragmatic.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates initiative with a proactive approach to work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in a fluid and fast-paced changing environment.
  • Flexible, organised and able to prioritise and manage own workload, as well as anticipate the needs of the business.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly assess potential for risk and opportunity.

Relevant Education And Experience Required

  • 2+ years PQE, licensed to practice in Ireland or the US.
  • Commercial contract drafting and negotiation with a focus on technology and B2B licensing agreements an advantage.
  • Sound understanding of law relating to IT as well as issues relating to data protection and intellectual property.
  • Experience with corporate transactions relating to fundraising and M&A an advantage.
  • Experience working in-house with a software company is desired but not required.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus for individual performance.
  • Pension
  • ESOP Participation – a share of the upside you create
  • Great working environment in the heart of Dublin on Merrion Square.
  • An opportunity to help define an entirely new industry category
  • Excellent opportunity to grow in one of the sector’s fastest-growing companies

Who we are:

NewsWhip is the leading technology for identifying and tracking the stories that matter in the world each day. We track millions of signals produced every day from social networks that reveal the articles, events, and people driving discussion and engagement.

Our customers include media leaders, agencies, Fortune 500 companies, political consultants, and governments. Our financial backers include the world’s leading news agency, The Associated Press.

Our Ethos:

We believe in maintaining a friendly work environment, a healthy work-life balance, and compensating our employees fairly for their input. You’ll be part of a team that believes in mutual support and education, and for a company where a workweek isn’t just the gap between weekends, but an opportunity to do work that is impactful and innovative. We also love eating and socializing together and enjoy the annual and seasonal company and team retreats, healthy and unhealthy snacks and other perks.

If this is you, please contact Neil, our Director of People through the link.

Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

NewsWhip is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression

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