The New York Times Company has an opening for a corporate paralegal in its Legal Department. The paralegal will provide corporate governance support as well as support for other corporate and contractual matters and will report to the Assistant Secretary.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Assisting in preparation of materials for the Board of Directors and committee meetings, including drafting basic corporate governance documents such as agendas, resolutions and minutes, notices of meetings, director biographies, etc. Coordinating Board meeting logistics, including physical and technical set-up of materials and rooms for Board and committee meetings.
Administering third-party electronic portal to distribute meeting and other materials for the Board of Directors. Developing and maintaining mastery of the system and handling uploading of materials, scheduling internal training, maintaining internal procedures document, liaising with IT on security and other issues.
Assisting in annual meeting preparation, including coordination of activities of Broadridge and other vendors to ensure timely distribution of Company proxy materials to shareholders.
Assisting with federal securities law matters, including timely preparation and review (including SEC compliance review) of quarterly, annual and other securities filings (10-Q, 10-K, proxy statement, etc.); coordinating backup documentation; and supporting management’s disclosure committee.
Assisting with preparation and filing of annual certifications and other reports with the NYSE.
Coordinating communications with transfer agent and, if appropriate, third-party stock plan administrators. Also working with proxy solicitor and registered shareholders.
Performing other miscellaneous functions of a paralegal as assigned, including drafting, review and administration of certain contracts.
B.A. or B.S. degree, plus at least three years’ paralegal experience, with a strong preference for prior experience in a corporate legal department. Experience working on public company matters is a plus.
Experience demonstrating ability to work on own, to take initiative and to ask questions when necessary. Ability to control a high volume and complex work load by prioritizing work flow; ability to meet deadlines with a minimum of direct supervision.
Keen attention to detail and strong proofreading skills.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint; willingness to adapt to, and master, changing technology. Experience with an electronic board portal such as Diligent or BoardVantage highly desirable.
Ability to perform legal research.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and telephone skills. Comfort interacting professionally with all levels of management, including the Board of Directors.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime as needed.
Ability to deal with sensitive issues professionally, diplomatically and confidentially.
New York Notary Public qualification a plus.
Internal Number: REQ-004472
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times is one of the world’s most influential news organizations with 50 news bureaus around the New York region, the nation and the globe. The Times is known for accuracy, depth and authority and produces award-winning journalism, breaking news coverage and opinion and commentary along with deep databases of content and rich multimedia presentations. The New York Times has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes and Citations, far more than any other news organization.
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.