Corporate Paralegal

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Job Description

The New York Times Company has an opening for a corporate paralegal in its Legal Department. The paralegal will provide support for corporate governance and other corporate, securities and contractual matters and will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.

  • You will lead the management of our subsidiaries worldwide; coordinate with and field questions and requests from internal departments (e.g., Legal, Tax, Finance, Treasury, HR and newsroom) and external service providers (including legal counsel within and outside the U.S.); prepare and file corporate documentation, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, board and shareholder minutes, resolutions, consents, powers of attorney and statutory filings or certifications; manage the database of records and corporation information for all subsidiaries; and engage and direct the work of corporate agents and outside subsidiary management vendors.
  • You will support Board and Committee meetings, including drafting corporate governance documents, such as agendas, resolutions, consents, minutes and notices of meetings; and assisting with the distribution of meeting materials through a third-party electronic portal and the coordination of Board meeting logistics.
  • You will assist attorneys with preparing and reviewing quarterly, annual and other securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (10-Q, 10-K, proxy statement and Section 16 filings), and annual certifications and other notifications and reports with the NYSE.
  • You will assist with corporate governance matters, including coordinating insider trading policy notifications and certifications
  • You will help coordinate the Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
  • You will coordinate communications with the transfer agent, third-party stock plan administrators, proxy solicitor and registered shareholders.
  • You will perform other paralegal functions as assigned, including assisting with corporate governance matters and handling administration of certain contracts.

Desired Qualifications :
  • B.A. or B.S. degree, plus at least five years' paralegal experience.
  • Experience with the corporate registration procedures in the United States and coordinating with foreign legal counsel on maintenance of foreign subsidiaries.
  • Experience using new technology for subsidiary management and governance.
  • Experience demonstrating ability to work on own, control a high volume and complex workload and know when to escalate issues to an attorney.
  • Experience coordinating complex tasks with multiple team members with a strong focus on collaboration.
  • Solid proofreading skills.
  • Proficiency in GSuite, Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and PowerPoint. Experience with an electronic board portal, such as Diligent or BoardVantage.
  • New York Notary Public qualification.
  • Experience working on public company matters, including SEC and NYSE filings.
  • Experience performing legal research.
  • Comfortable working with all levels of management, including the Board of Directors.
  • Appetite to work a flexible schedule, including overtime.
  • Comfortable handling sensitive issues confidentially and diplomatically.


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.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.