WNYC, NY Public Radio Corporate Counsel in New York City, New York

Corporate Counsel

New York City, New York



New York Public Radio (NYPR) and its main properties, WNYC and WQXR, have been engaging the hearts and minds of radio listeners in New York and around the country for generations. In addition to its radio and online programming, NYPR engages audiences in person at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space (The Greene Space), the station’s street-level, state-of- the-art broadcast studio and performance venue. The Green Space is host to an exciting and wide-ranging line-up, including live broadcasts and tapings of NYPR programs, concerts and festivals from WQXR, audio theater, literary readings, art exhibits, political debates, symposia and so much more.

The mission of New York Public Radio is “to make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful through excellent audio programming that is deeply rooted in New York.” NYPR has a long and distinguished history of providing New York City and the nation with unique news, educational, cultural, and public affairs programming with 8 stations and 12 million monthly listeners and growing. To re-invent that tradition and reach a new generation of listeners we’re transforming how our audiences listen to and support NYPR’s programming across our digital platforms and you can be a part of that!

About the PositionNew York Public Radio is seeking a legal generalist in our growing company. The Corporate Counsel will advise on a wide variety of issues associated with a prominent non-commercial content producer and 501(c)(3) organization, with a particular focus on legal work for launching and supporting WNYC Studios productions. The position will support both the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Applicants must have a strong practically-oriented and business-minded approach, and must be able to work independently with staff from outside the legal department. This role will report to the Deputy General Counsel.


  • Structure, draft, and negotiate a range of contracts, including as related to original audio content production, licensing and distribution

  • Counsel internal stakeholders and provide clear, straightforward analysis on legal compliance, in particular with respect to original content production

  • Coordinate with other departments including business and finance to ensure smooth processes and communications in quick-moving transactions

  • Ability to quickly learn unfamiliar areas and respond to changing needs based on the growth of the organization

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

  • Exceptionally strong drafting, negotiation, and organizational skills

  • Persistence, patience and clarity in communications, especially in corresponding and interacting with non-legal staff

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to effectively interface with a broad range of personalities


  • J.D. (required)

  • Admission to and good standing with the New York State Bar (required)

  • Minimum four years commercial or transactional experience at a law firm or in-house (required)

  • Experience in media, intellectual property, entertainment, and /or not-for-profit law (strongly preferred)

Please submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in this role and in joining New York Public Radio along with your salary requirements and resume. New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.