The New York Times Company is currently taking applications for a one-year paid First Amendment Fellowship in The New York Times legal department. The fellow functions as an associate in The Times legal department, assisting our in-house legal team in litigating freedom-of-information and court-access cases that cover a range of subjects of interest to our journalists, from national security and law enforcement to political corruption and financial fraud. The fellow also assists on a variety of other matters: defending libel suits, responding to newsgathering-related subpoenas, vetting articles in pre-publication review, advising our journalists and editors on the law of newsgathering, and handling intellectual property matters.
The position, which will have a start date of early September 2020, is designed to be both a learning and work experience for a new lawyer or 2020 law school graduate with a serious interest in media law and First Amendment issues. The salary is $90,000 plus benefits.
The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record, excellent writing skills, a demonstrated interest in the field, an understanding of digital media, and the ability to work under deadline pressure. The position is for a set one-year term and will not lead to continuing employment with The Times, but it is designed to develop future media lawyers. Preference will be given to those who are serving or have served as judicial clerks. Admission to the New York bar by or before January 2021 is required.
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email on or before September 15, 2019 [VIA THE JOB PORTAL].
Minimum Qualifications: J.D. or L.L.M. degree from an accredited U.S. school of law and admission to the New York State Bar by or before January 2020.
Benefits and Perks:
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
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