Corporate Counsel at Newsela
As Newsela embarks on our next phase of growth, we’re looking for an exceptional Corporate Counsel who will help continue to elevate and optimize our legal function as we scale. As Corporate Counsel you will be the point of contact for managing and negotiating commercial contracts that will drive Newsela’s aggressive business growth. You’ll also lead the charge in building upon our existing legal programs, and designing new systems and processes to enhance productivity and ensure we remain compliant with all global laws and regulations. Your work will include commercial transactions, privacy, data security, and leading projects with our outside counsel, all with the end goal of helping us deliver the best possible solutions to students and teachers around the world. You’ll take proactive measures to stay up to date on any new legislation that could impact our business, and will be resource guiding our team through changes and will provide legal insight as we build and evolve our products.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
As Corporate Counsel, you will have an immediate impact on key aspects of Newsela’s ability to scale and deepen our impact on improving K-12 education. You’ll have the opportunity to provide counsel on a broad range of issues to our leadership team, and will be an expert legal opinion on everything from commercial contracts, intellectual property, privacy. data policies, to education mandates. You’ll get to flex your creative thinking and practical lawyering to address complex questions at the intersection of education and technology. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop and implement systems and processes to refine and scale our business’ internal efficiency as we grow. You’ll be part of a passionate, driven team laser-focused on improving the classroom experience for teachers and students around the world.
Why We’ll Love You:
With your 5+ years working in law firms or in-house as legal counsel, you’ve gained a breadth of legal experience working with commercial contracts, and global privacy law. You’re a skilled problem-solver with an acute ability to discern potential issues in contracts, and draft comprehensive contracts and policies that will enable responsible business growth. You’re an artful communicator, confident advising CEOs and executive leadership teams on complex legal matters and providing thoughtful, actionable insight. You approach unfamiliar areas with a can-do mentality, and your passion for supporting a mission-oriented, high-growth business drives your relentless pursuit of the best possible solution for your team. You’re extremely curious, detail-oriented, organized, and efficient, and 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.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.