Fellowship, Legal

New York, United States · Legal expand job description ↓

Description

Complex Networks is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat.

We are looking to fill a Fellowship position for Fall/Winter 2019 to assist our in-house Business and Legal Affairs department. The Fellow is expected to primarily work on-site in our Manhattan office approximately 29 hours a week for 6-months. This position is paid.

RESPONSBILITIES:

  • Researching and writing internal memos pertaining to Intellectual Property, Rights Clearance, Advertising/FTC, and Privacy issues that a growing digital media company faces on a daily basis;
  • Assist in tracking and maintaining DMCA notices, as well as DMCA claim resolutions;
  • Review daily video and text based content to ensure compliance with applicable laws;
  • Assist rights and clearances managers with the clearance of third party rights;
  • General administrative tasks (e.g. maintaining files, creating and maintaining internal forms);
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Located in the NYC area or able to commute to Manhattan;
  • 2nd or 3rd year student;
  • Studies focused on IP related matters, and has at least taken a Trademark and/or a Copyright class (patent law expertise is not required);
  • Driven and self-motivated, able to work independently as well as under supervised direction;
  • Highly organized and able to handle competing priorities and deadlines;
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills;
  • Strong research skills. Preferred experience researching administrative law and policy (FTC, FCC) and industry self-regulation (DISCUS, NAD, DAA, WOMMA, IAB, social media platform policies, etc.)
  • Previous experience at a digital media, distribution, or content company preferred but not required. However, must be comfortable with top social media platforms/apps and video streaming technology, and generally comfortable with experimenting with these types of platforms.

Benefits

Complex offers an awesome casual work environment with a great team of smart, motivated, innovative and fun people. And our benefits are pretty good as well, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short/long term disability, generous time off and a 401k match! We hold tons of events throughout the year including happy hours and team building activities

About Complex Networks:

Complex Networks develops and distributes original programming for its channels and through output deals with premium distributors. The company cultivates content that reaches the coveted 18-24 year-old male audience. In 2016, the company launched their very first ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, to bring the “Internet to Life.” The annual event attracts over 200 culture-shifting brands and over 60,000 digitally savvy attendees to the two-day cultural festival.

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