Contracts Associate

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Feb 25, 2010
Closes
Mar 27, 2010
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Other, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Position Description:

We are seeking a knowledgeable, organized, meticulous individual to join our small, busy department. The Contracts Associate will report to the Director and Manager and will assist with drafting and negotiating author contracts and subsidiary rights licenses.

Major Responsibilities:

Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Author contracts. This involves extensive correspondence and negotiation with Authors and Agents, as well as communication with Editors, the Legal Department and other staff in-house.
Drafting and reviewing subsidiary rights licenses including translation, audio and serial publication; extensive communication with Sub-Rights staff, sub-agents and foreign publishers.
Research and analysis of author contracts and sub-rights licenses for various in-house departments including Editorial, Finance, Digital Marketing, Sub-Rights and Permissions.
Database entry of contract terms and details.
Process and track author contract reversions and sub-rights license reversions.
Process and track check requests.
Scanning contracts into archival system.
Some administrative support with filing and upkeep of office systems; some supervision of interns.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

Strong attention to detail.
Excellent analytical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Experience Needed:

One year of experience with author contracts, subsidiary rights or permissions preferred

Educational Background Required:

Bachelors degree


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