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General Counsel and Director of Corporate Operations

Following its recent acquisition by Uzabase, Quartz is seeking a General Counsel and Director of Corporate Operations to lead its corporate operations team. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the person in this role will be chiefly responsible for directing Quartz’s legal strategy and overseeing its legal, facilities, IT, and human resources functions.

 

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Devising and enforcing standards and best practices in a fast-changing business to mitigate risk, with particular focus on copyright and trademark, privacy, commercial contracts, employment, advertising, and defamation law.
  • Managing complex negotiations with business partners, clients, vendors, and talent.  
  • Maintaining corporate books and records.
  • Ensuring high standard of ethical conduct through creation and oversight of ethics policies and practices.
  • Motivating and leading a high-performing corporate operations team, which will include direct reporting relationships with the company’s Directors of IT and Human Resources and its office manager.

 

The recruitment standard is high – someone of exceptional talent as demonstrated in his or her educational and professional credentials. Other attributes that may make someone a fit for this role include:

  • A passion for media, and curiosity about the changing digital media landscape;
  • Energy and drive to support a growing media business;
  • Sound business and legal judgment;
  • Experience in an in-house legal department and/or familiarity with privacy law, media and advertising law, intellectual property law, employment law, or commercial contracting;
  • A successful track-record managing a team; and  
  • A natural bent toward collaborative, solutions-oriented problem-solving.

Membership in the NY Bar is required.  

About Quartz

Quartz was founded in 2012 to serve a new kind of business leader with bracingly creative and intelligent journalism that’s built for users first. It is now more than 230 people around the world, including more than 100 journalists, with a significant presence in New York, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Quartz has won numerous awards for its journalism, product, design, and sales leadership, including a prestigious Gerald Loeb Award. It is owned by Uzabase, the business intelligence and media company—and is now embarking on building its own operational team following its sale by Atlantic Media. You can read more about Quartz, including the company’s values.

 

Quartz Media LLC is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

 

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