Corporate Contracts Counsel

Job Location(s) US-Remote - East Coast | US-Remote - West Coast | US-MA-Needham | UK-London
Job ID
IDG Corporate
Online Media
Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)


IDG is the world’s leading technology media, event, data and marketing services company operating at the intersection of media and marketing technology.  We influence the most powerful tech buyers in the world — from business technologists to enthusiasts and everyone in between.


IDG Communications’ vision is to make the world a better place by enabling the right use of technology. As the leading global media and data company powered by 1st party relationships, our collaborative, innovative and customer focused culture fosters success for our customers and our employees.


Upon joining IDG, you can expect a stable, consultative, and hard charging work environment along with an office culture that rewards, recognizes, and respects achievement.


We offer competitive salaries, an outstanding benefits package and an atmosphere dedicated to advancing our passion in providing cutting-edge advertising & marketing solutions for our clients.


International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) is seeking a Corporate Contracts Counsel  to join its legal team. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, this position will be responsible for supporting the legal and commercial activities of the organization, including advising leaders on commercial transactions, structure and draft commercial agreements and provide strategic and business input where relevant and appropriate.  



  • Support a fast-moving, international sales team at the intersection of data, media and technology
  • Partner with business colleagues to understand business priorities
  • Provide legal and business support on commercial transactions
  • Structure, negotiate, and draft customer, vendor, technology, as well as data protection and data transfer agreements
  • Review and update contractual templates and maintain version control 
  • Respond to customer inquiries related to the organization’s data security and negotiate terms of related customer contract requirements
  • Advise business partners on legal implications of contracts and commercial transactions


  • Strong negotiating and drafting skills in complex corporate and commercial agreements
  • Ability to appropriately balance legal and business risks
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to identify and resolve legal issues, using sound judgement and practical approaches
  • Ability to work both independently and as a full and valuable member of an integrated business-legal team
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently and within tight deadlines
  • J.D. from a recognized law school and admission to at least one state bar required (or analogous qualifications and licensing in the United Kingdom)
  • Familiarity drafting and negotiating SaaS, data services and licensing contracts
  • Knowledge of data privacy law
  • Experience responding to customer data security inquiries/questionnaires
  • 5 years of in-house legal experience (data services and/or technology company experience preferred)
  • Highly analytical and detail oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.


Other:    Role may be remote, in-person or hybrid, although candidates must be able to commute occasionally, on an as needed basis, to the company's metro Boston, US headquarters or London, UK offices, as necessary for team and/or company meetings.




Please upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.


IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


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