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Digital and Social Media Staff Counsel Position

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Digital and Social Media Staff Counsel Position

Verizon’s Legal Department seeks junior to mid-level attorney in the Basking Ridge, New Jersey office to handle legal support of advertising, research, marketing and promotions with a focus on digital media, social media, and Mobile Apps.  This role represents a challenging opportunity that combines technology and data knowledge, legal acumen and skilled interaction with business clients, operating in a demanding and fast-paced global environment.

Position Responsibilities:

In addition to the above, the position will include the following primary responsibilities:

  • Advising Marketing, Media, and Advertising business clients across all Verizon lines of business and properties and interacting with internal and external stakeholders on wide range of advertising, technology, intellectual property, and marketing matters.

  • Drafting and negotiating, Marketing, technology, advertising agency, sponsorship, vendor and media buying agreements as well as advising on data and regulatory issues related to all types of advertising and marketing on multi-media platforms.

  • Training clients on relevant digital, social, and mobile media issues and advising on terms of service and privacy policies.

  • Coordinating trademark clearance for social media accounts, Mobile Apps, and hashtags, managing social media watch services, and addressing infringement as necessary.

  • Collaborating with clients and colleagues in developing and/or implementing forward-looking data strategy, privacy policies and industry best practices, and tools related to advertising and research.

  • Advising and providing day-to-day review of marketing strategy, offer development, and claim substantiation and providing education and training of employees where necessary.

  • Ensuring compliance with existing marketing policies, federal and state laws and regulations and assisting in formulation of solutions to any identified problem areas exposing company to risk;

  • Coordinating internally and externally among different client organizations, including legal and other groups in addressing product, promotional and other marketing related issues, including the provision of advice and guidance on contract issues and appropriate risk allocation.

  • Managing and/or counseling clients on various company initiatives with an impact on external communications, such as those involving the development and implementation of new media and the systemic improvements to and/or modifications to product and service offerings.


  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar.

  • JD Degree and at least 3-5 years of experience as a practicing attorney in large law firm or in-house legal department.

  • Excellent academic credentials, solid references, and at least a year working in technology, privacy and data matters and transactions. Experience in new media advertising platforms and advertising transactions is a plus.

  • With the business outpacing the law in digital, social, and mobile media, a successful candidate must be able to analyze both for current and potential legal issues and effectively communicate any risks with stakeholders.

  • Strong drafting, negotiating, writing, and computer skills required, as well as the ability to problem solve in a business-friendly, creative manner.

  • Must be organized, detail oriented with sound judgment, superior interpersonal communication skills and interact well with all levels of personnel.

  • Ideal candidate will be highly motivated with positive team-oriented attitude, ability to develop and lead a team and to balance legal and business risks and multiple priorities in fast-paced environment.

  • Knowledge and prior experience in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and/or, marketing agreements.

  • Knowledge of advertising and marketing issues and prior experience with federal and state consumer protection laws and regulations

  • Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts

  • Strong project management skills with proven track record of managing complex projects from inception to completion and team management skills.

  • Strong sense of integrity.

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