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Legal Services Mgr CT more...
Location:New York, NY
First posted:March 24, 2017

Yahoo's mission: To be an indispensable guide to digital information, yours and the world's.   By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. Yahoo's businesses span across Search, Communications, Media around the globe.

A Little About Us
 The Yahoo Legal team is made up of over 150 legal professionals around the world supporting areas such as: intellectual property, securities, ethics and compliance, corporate governance, real estate, technology licensing, commercial transactions, legal operations, media, mergers and acquisitions, public policy, employment, etc. The Americas Legal team is a group of high-performing and collaborative individuals focused primarily on supporting the Partnerships, Search, Ad Platform, Media, Marketing and Sales teams in the U.S. and all aspects of our Latin America and Canada businesses.  The Media & Marketing Legal team handles all legal issues and transactions relating to content creation and usage across all of Yahoo's consumer media properties, as well as its advertising and brand campaigns, working closely with business development, product, editorial, marketing and video production divisions.  
A Lot About You
You work well with individuals and have a positive attitude.  You are interested in the law, and helping support the growth and development of Yahoo's business as a team player. You adapt well to continuous changes in priorities, policies, and procedures, and are able to work in a fast-paced environment. You are comfortable making critical decisions with minimal supervision while under pressure.
Your Day 

  • Receiving and resolving clearance and marketing inquiries from other divisions at Yahoo related to content use.
  • Handling talent agreements, production services agreements, location agreements, materials releases, content license agreements, blogger agreements, termination notices and notices of non-renewal.
  • Coordinate with our risk management team to facilitate insurance needs for productions.
  • Assist the IP team with DMCA notices and takedowns.
  • Manage and approve all permission requests for the use of Yahoo owned and controlled content, working with agencies, labels and studios to obtain required clearances.
  • Assist with special projects such as reviewing and summarizing contracts or developing processes to facilitate efficiencies across the team.
  • Assist with the preparation of correspondence and presentations.
  • Create and maintain team website, weekly team reports, shared folders, and online databases.
  • Monitor legal email aliases and route or address issues as appropriate.
  • Other legal and administrative support for legal department as required.
  • Assisting our news and studios teams with FOIA requests.

You Must Have 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5 years of relevant legal experience
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a strong ability to review and organize numerous legal documents
  • Outstanding communication skills, including written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated team player, who has had success participating in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, and make sound decisions under tight deadlines
  • Maintain high ethical standards and professional integrity at all times
  • Tech-savvy, a plus and familiarity with Yahoo email
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