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Attorney Position with Social Media Company (Yext)

Yext lets companies manage their digital presence in online maps, directories and apps. Over 400,000 businesses make millions of monthly updates across 100+ exclusive global partners, making Yext the global market leader. Digital presence is a fundamental need for all 50 million businesses in the world, and Yext’s mission is perfect location information in every hand. Yext’s powerful software allows customers to:

  • Manage geodata for thousands of locations from one spot

  • Control location details via exclusive integrations with 100+ leading sites, maps, and apps

  • Share local updates on social platforms including Facebook, Google+ and Foursquare

  • Create customer websites for each location built with SEO best practices

  • Measure and monitor with analytics

Recently raising $50 million from Insight Ventures, Yext is investing the funding in new products and international expansion. Yext was named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2014 and 2015, was recognized by CNBC in their Disruptor 50 list, was included as one of Fortune’s Best Places to Work 2014, and was featured on Crain’s Fast 50.

Yext is seeking an outstanding attorney to join a small but growing Legal team. In this position, you will partner with our Enterprise and Partner Sales teams in managing, negotiating and executing commercial transactions and with our Product and Engineering teams in advising on intellectual property, privacy and data security matters. The ideal candidate will have experience in negotiating software and content licensing agreements and deep knowledge of privacy and data security regulations.

This position is based in NYC and report directly to our General Counsel.

Responsibilities 

  • Drafting, reviewing and executing a variety of commercial agreements – primarily SAAS subscription agreements – across our Enterprise and Partner sales teams

  • Improving and maintaining our standard commercial agreements and legal processes to help us scale globally

  • Advising on privacy and data security matters within the context of our business and developing and maintaining compliance programs and practices in these areas

  • Advising on a variety of intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks and open source software and other licensing matters

  • Conducting periodic employee trainings on all of the above

 
Requirements

  • 4-6 years experience in technology transactions at a leading law firm, in-house, or a combination thereof

  • Experience with software, content distribution and general commercial agreements within the online media or technology industry

  • Knowledge of privacy and data security regulations and best practices;

  • Detail oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful

  • Ability to work autonomously in fast-paced environment, manage and prioritize multiple projects and make sound business and legal decisions under tight deadlines

  • Concise and clear communication skills, experience interacting with senior executives and strong negotiation skills

  • A team player, adept at building relationships across the organization and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders

  • Have a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear and concise advice, and creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines to meet business needs

  • Hardworking, self-starter and strong sense of ownership

  • Law degree from an accredited U.S. law school and license to practice law

Compensation, Benefits & Perks
In addition to competitive compensation, flexible hours and vacation, 401(k), and of course, excellent health, dental, and vision insurance. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities.

Challenging work pushes our people creatively in a casual environment that is caring, fun and cooperative. Yext leadership supports our team in moving forward – with business objectives and career development.  We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together, you produce some incredible things.

About
Yext’s headquarters are based in the heart of New York City with 350 employees and was named to Forbes Most Promising Companies in 2014 and 2015 and Fortune’s Best Places to Work 2014. Yext has offices in New York, Virginia and the Netherlands. You can learn about the Yext team and culture on themuse, a bit about our history in Forbes, and learn about our newest launches and activity on our blog.

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