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News Break

News Break

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

About NewsBreak

NewsBreak is redefining the way users interact with local news and their communities. By bridging local users, local content creators, and local businesses, our mission is to foster safer, more vibrant, and authentically connected lives. Through robust collaborations with thousands of local publishers and businesses across the nation, NewsBreak is revolutionizing how a new wave of readers access and engage with essential, locally sourced content & information.

Since our inception in 2015, our trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable. We proudly stand as the nation’s premier local news app, boasting 60 million monthly active users and clinching the top spot in the news category on both Google Play and the App Store.

As a Series-C unicorn startup, our headquarter nestles in the tech hub of Mountain View, California, with other offices in New York City and Seattle. For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

Onsite 4 days in Mountain View, CA office


  • Provide solution-oriented legal advice to guide the product development.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various agreements, including content licensing, advertising agreement, and service agreements, ensuring compliance with contractual and statutory requirements.
  • Draft and manage the user agreements, terms of services for products or business, and privacy policies.
  • Stay current on applicable laws, regulations, and industry practices, advising internal stakeholders on legislative and regulatory changes affecting the products or business.
  • Identify, interpret, and advise on various legal issues and associated risks.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with diverse teams.


  • JD degree and California Bar admission in good standing (or California Registered In-House Counsel).
  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience working on technology-related issues, with at least 1 year of in-house experience ideally.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the content platform, media landscape, and digital advertising business.
  • Expertise in copyright, data privacy, content policy, and media law.
  • Ability to quickly understand product and business needs and propose creative solutions while minimizing legal risk.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrate resilience in the dynamic, fast-paced startup environment.


We offer competitive benefits package:

  • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your family
  • Top-tier 401(K) plan with company matching
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • FSA and commuter benefits programs
  • Team activity budget

The US base salary range for this full-time position is listed below. Pay may vary based on a number of factors including job-related skills, level, experience, geographic location and relevant education or training. At NewsBreak, we design our overall rewards package to attract top talents. Depending on the position, the role may also be eligible for discretionary bonus and options. Your recruiter can share more details during the hiring process.
Annual Base Pay Range
$124,000$180,000 USD