Contracts Assistant

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 04, 2013
Closes
May 04, 2013
Contact
Ms. Sara Day
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Job Summary:

The Contracts Assistant will assist the Director and two Associate Directors of Business Affairs and provide support to the Business Affairs department. The job includes working in a fast-paced, busy, and dynamic office.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Prepare initial drafts of foreign publishing agreements based on our boilerplate agreement and do an initial line-by-line review of those contracts prepared by foreign sub-agents
-Tracking the progress of contracts from initial request until they are fully executed
-Maintain and continually update domestic and foreign contracts database
-Distribute domestic and foreign status charts on a weekly basis
-Assist in the preparation of Agency and Collaboration Agreements
-Respond to contract status inquiries from agents and assistants
-Perform general administrative duties, such as, answering phones, scheduling meetings, organizing files, etc.

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned

Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree
-Strong organization skills and a willingness to work to get the job gets done
-Experience with legal terminology and contracts and/or paralegal experience a PLUS
-Excellent people and communication skills
-METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL with the ability to multi-task
-Extremely professional and articulate
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


Please submit resume and cover letter. We regret that due to the high volume of applications received, we cannot respond to all queries. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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