Legal Counsel - Editorial

Toronto Star - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description (EN):
Senior Legal Counsel, Editorial

A farseeing progressive media company with a long, proud history of delivering content to readers for over a century, and a passion for embracing the opportunities created by the rapidly evolving world of digital and mobile media.

We are looking for a highly engaged and passionate lawyer with experience in media law and litigation to join our legal department in Toronto as Senior Legal Counsel, Editorial.

As A Member Of Our HIGH PERFORMANCE Team You Will:
Have primary responsibility for providing legal advice and training to our editorial departments on issues relating to defamation, copyright, publication bans, sealing orders, privacy and freedom of expression.
Provide pre and post-publication advice.
Attend in court as needed and work with external counsel to manage litigation.
Foster strong collaborative relationships with our editorial and management teams.

What You Need To Be Successful:
5+ years of post-call experience in media law and litigation
Good standing as a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
Strong communication and drafting skills that enable you to communicate key information directly and effectively, in a manner that is appropriately tailored for the audience and instills a sense confidence – Trusted Advisor
Highly developed advocacy and negotiation skills, and the ability to quickly get to the key issues and present persuasive legal positions
Sound business judgement
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders
A demonstrated leadership style and work behaviors that align with our core cultural values: Selfless, Focused, Agile, Collaborative and Results Driven

Why You Will Love Working Here:
The unique opportunity to work for a diversified media company and expand your skills in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment!
We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package (Extended Health Care, Pension, Dental, etc.)

…and let’s not forget the AWESOME PEOPLE!

Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Its businesses include the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator; more than 80 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services; and digital properties including (with local editions in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax),,, and a number of regional online sites and eyeReturn Marketing. Torstar also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.

The company is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform the company of your requirements.