Aug 26, 2021


  • Ad Council
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Ad Council is seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented Attorney, with contract negotiation experience and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities. This is a contractcurrently remote position that will work as one of two legal counsels for an organization that creates and executes communication strategies for 40+ campaigns each year.

The ideal candidate will need to possess excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. To succeed in this role, you will need to possess and exemplify excellent business judgment and critical thinking, a high degree of accountability, and a strong work ethic.

Timing and Employment Length:

This is a contract employee roleThis means that, while the position is at all times one of at will employment, the Ad Council anticipates at present that the employment length would be 3-6 months with the possibility to extend the contract. The Ad Council is looking to fill the position immediately. Contract employees will be eligible to participate in limited benefits and paid time off.

Core Job Responsibilities:

This position will report to the SVP, Legal & Business Affairs and work with members of all departments at the Ad CouncilIn a given week, you may find yourself reviewing and negotiating contracts with ad agencies, clients and vendors, reviewing talent releases, or reaching out to music houses to license songs for our commercials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal guidance to various business groups.
  • Drafting, negotiating and revising contracts.
  • Ensuring compliance with contracts, government rules and contracting regulations.
  • Overseeing contract review process and contract distribution.
  • Advising internal clients on legal issues concerning advertising and marketing campaigns.
  • Participating in special projects as needed.

Core Experience and Skills:

  • Undergraduate and JD degreesand admission to the NY bar.
  • Legal experience in a relevant industry and contracting experience
  • Ability to work independently and on a team and manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage, plan and organize significant work flow.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • A high degree of self-motivation.


  • Intellectual property
  • Music licensing
  • Talent publicity rights (including SAG-AFTRA)
  • Data and privacy
  • Employment

While not required, strong preference will be given to applicants with experience in any of the following additional areas:

  • Government contracting
  • Grants management

About the Ad Council:

TheAd Councilis where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a New York-based national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to create change around the most critical social issues facing our country. We produce and activate communications campaigns that drive awarenessand behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We are behind the iconic social good communications programs featuring Smokey Bear, "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" and the viral campaign Love Has No Labels" that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion.

We are deeply committed to diversity, equity & inclusion:

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

Contact Us:

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The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below:

Fax (212) 922-1676 or

Ad Council

Attn: Talent Team

815 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10017

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