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Dow Jones Counsel in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Dow Jones is seeking a commercial lawyer to join its Legal Department in Princeton or New York as Counsel. Counsel will provide strategic counsel to business partners, including Global Sourcing, on a variety of commercial contracts and transactions, with a focus on licensing and acquisition of technology products, services and solutions procured by Dow Jones. The successful candidate will work closely with Global Sourcing and with all business partners to understand their needs and advise on legal and contracting issues in accordance with Dow Jones’ policies and procedures


  • Draft, review, and negotiate vendor contracts, primarily technology-related agreements, such as enterprise software license agreements, SaaS agreements, software development agreements, outsourcing agreements, consulting and professional services agreements.

  • Ability to review broad variety of commercial agreements to identify and assess risks and conform to Dow Jones’ policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with Global Sourcing to improve the contracting process, which may include refining contracting playbooks and adopting best practices to streamline contracting process.

  • Act as point person and coordinate with information security team, privacy team, and other subject matter experts within the Legal Department on privacy, information security, intellectual property, and other issues that arise in connection with vendor agreements.

  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.


  • A Juris Doctor from a reputable law school.

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer in a law firm and/or in house with the preferred candidate having some law firm training.

  • A license to practice law in New York or New Jersey or the ability to obtain an in house limited license.

  • Familiarity with privacy laws as it relates to vendors and service providers.

  • Willingness to learn the business and its strategy.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail.

  • Able to multi-task and exercise good judgment in setting priorities to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • High level of initiative and self-motivation, with an ability to work in a collaborative team environment or independently.

  • Ability to work with clients from varying disciplines and geographic backgrounds.

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Business Area: LEGAL

Job Category: Legal Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 24796