General information

Agency: Orion

Function: Legal

Seniority Level: Director

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 17334

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

Orion Worldwide is a global media company that generates value for many of the world’s most well-known media owners and brands. Like our namesake, we are connectors who bring together people and businesses to unlock a mutual exchange of value. We define success through our ability to help partners achieve long-term, sustainable growth.


We look for people who possess the passion, innovative thinking, and partnership skills to join our collaborative and diverse teams. No single person, or discipline, is responsible for success at Orion. Teamwork is the backbone for how we achieve our business goals and cultivate an inclusive culture in which we can all be proud. We strive for a vibrant culture of creativity, accountability, and connection – and believe we do a pretty good job!


We are looking for you - dynamic, best-in-class talent, with a passion for all things media - to launch your career as Senior Legal Counsel on our Legal team. Orion Worldwide seeks a talented, business-oriented attorney to join its legal team in New York.  You will interact primarily with agency business teams globally and their advertiser clients.  Close collaboration with the Mediabrands and IPG corporate legal teams and outside counsel also is expected.

This position requires a strong emphasis on commercial transactions and an ability to draft and negotiate a high volume of agreements relating to advertising/marketing services. This role will provide legal support on a variety of media buying models and manage the legal team in a global media trading environment. The ideal candidate will have 6+ years’ experience working and succeeding in a fast-paced, fluid, high-performing and open corporate or law firm culture, preferably in an advertising agency, advertising/marketing compliance department of a company, or law firm dedicated to servicing such business. This role reports to the Orion Global General Counsel and will lead a team including: Global Contracts Manager, U.S. Attorney, U.S. contracts manager and work with shared global regional legal support.

Key Responsibilities

What You'll Do & How You'll Learn

  • Negotiate and draft a wide variety of agreements including media vendor and client contracts 
  • Provide counsel to business with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and provide proper legal advice
  • Manage complex negotiations with clients and vendors and liaising with key executives including U.S. President and CFO, Market Commercial Directors and Regional Managing Directors.
  • Offering legal and regulatory compliance support across the business with opportunities to develop new, more effective working methods and practices
  • Educate, advise, and counsel management on legal issues and risks related to business decisions
  • Standardize templates, processes, training materials and legal guidance where possible, to improve efficiency of legal services to global markets
  • Providing training to and updating markets on contract processes, and key industry and legal developments
  • Day to day management of Orion legal group and first escalation point for global Orion legal support
  • Occasional international travel may be required

Desired Skills & Experience

About You

  • Applicant must have Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice and in good standing in New York, or admission in another state with the legal ability to practice law in-house in New York
  • 6+years' relevant legal experience and have trained in a leading law firm or in-house environment.
  • Significant contract negotiation and drafting experience
  • Must have understanding of media buying landscape
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of commercial contracts including revenue related activity and good working knowledge of media buying, e-commerce, IT, IP & privacy matters.
  • Experience managing direct reports; managing day to day work, training, and developing team members
  • The ideal candidate should be able demonstrate the following skills:
  • Ability to handle multiple complex matters in pressurized time constraints
  • Can use strategic thinking and excellent business judgment to provide practical legal advice to senior management
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with internal and external individuals at all levels
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
    Technologically & digitally literate
  • Proven ability to manage high volume of competing priorities simultaneously
  • Team player, self-motivating, and collaborative
  • Capability to understand business objectives and applicable risks/rewards
  • Commercial acumen including understanding revenue recognition
  • International working experience/sensitivity to other cultures

The Orion Experience

  • Hybrid work schedule that promotes life/work integration
  • Unlimited time off, monthly wellness days, winter break and employee appreciation week office closures
  • Well-being at work: monthly reimbursement for expenses to fuel your mind, body, and pocket
  • Generous parental leave, up to 20 weeks fully paid
  • A supportive culture rooted in our foundational values of empowerment and empathy
  • A focus on your development and offer training sessions, career mapping, workshops, and global mentorship program
  • An environment that promotes open conversation and idea sharing through a variety of forums, community talks, and accessible leadership
  • Employee-led resource group that plays a key role in shaping Orion’s culture of belonging and ensuring that employees can thrive
  • Charitable and volunteer efforts that are employee-led through Orion Gives Back
  • Weekly “Community Day” that includes breakfast, lunch, and engagement events
  • Onsite gym facility and free/subsidized café

Don’t meet every single requirement? That’s OK! At Orion, we value a variety of perspectives and experiences and believe in transferrable skillsets. If you’re excited about this role but not certain it’s a match, we encourage you to apply!

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $190,000 to $215,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

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Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

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About Us

Orion Worldwide is a global media company that generates value for our business partners. As the industry has evolved over the past two decades, so have we — expanding our global reach and product offering to deliver value for the world’s best brands, across nearly every category. The very best ideas are developed by people with diversity of background, thought and experience working together to develop customized solutions that best address our partners’ needs. A five-time winner of “Most Inclusive Climate” at the IPG Inclusion Awards, we scale our recruiting efforts beyond the traditional advertising candidate pool to find people who possess the passion, innovative thinking and collaborative skills needed to achieve our business goals and assist in cultivating a culture in which we can all be proud.