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Dow Jones Counsel in PRINCETON, New Jersey

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications including the flagship Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, and its B2B products such as Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, and Dow Jones Newswire.

Job Description:

Dow Jones is seeking an experienced commercial and information technology lawyer with background in information services transactions, commercial contracting, privacy and regulatory compliance, preferably in the Tech or Media industry. This Counsel position is responsible for legal matters arising in North and South Americas, and the United State (the “Americas”) together with specific regional and global projects.

He/she will oversee a broad variety of legal work including commercial and transactional work in support of regional business centers, advising business leaders on legal and commercial issues associated with Dow Jones B2B products. He/she would be expected to provide professional, timely, cost-effective, practical legal advice and support, managing risks while facilitating commercial goals.

This position supports various departments to make sure our business activities comply with relevant policies and regulations.


  • Responsible for legal matters arising in the Americas region, including but not limited to advising Sales in relation to negotiation and structure of sales transactions, and advising relevant personnel in relation to negotiation and structure of relationships with information providers, vendors, consultants, and distributors;

  • Review and negotiate inbound software development agreements, consulting agreements, and maintenance agreements;

  • Participate in activities, such as revising and updating contract templates, conducting training sessions for the B2B sales team in the Americas, sharing knowledge of legal and commercial policy changes both to legal and business colleagues;

  • Participate in frequent but ad hoc projects which may be region specific or global in nature; and

  • Maintain updated knowledge of legal and regulatory developments, notably around privacy laws, that are relevant to Dow Jones.


  • A lawyer with 3-5 years’ experience with a license to practice in New York or New Jersey.

  • Experience with and good knowledge of commercial and intellectual property law together with a broad understanding of general legal issues.

  • Specific knowledge and experience of data protection and privacy law.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail. Brazilian (Portuguese) and/or Spanish language skills desirable.

  • Exercise good judgment regarding confidential/material, non-public information.

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to discuss issues with or present to high-level executives and decision makers.

  • Superior work ethic and dedication to ethics and professional responsibility.

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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: 28147