Contracts Associate

New York
Feb 26, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
Ms. Hiring Manager
Full Time
W.W. Norton is seeking a Contracts Associate for their Contracts department. This person will work with closely with the Contracts Manager, Contracts Assistant and the Trade, Liveright, Countryman, Professional and College departments.

General Duties Include:

• Draft main agreements, contributor agreements, amendment letters and side letters against established agency or in-house boilerplates
• Track contract request forms based on trade editorial board approval
• Process notes from negotiations and aid in revisions of contract drafts
• Process and revise subsidiary rights agreements, including book club, audio, large print and translation agreements
• Advise editors and assistants on applicable agreements needed for specific projects and contributors
• Collaborate with Contracts Assistant to ensure all steps in the drafting process are logged to minimize turnaround time on agreements
• Work with Contracts Assistant to delegate tasks to department intern

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• 2-3 years experience in the publishing industry or with a literary agency
• Strong attention to detail and ability to effectively prioritize tasks
• Ability to work independently and demonstrate strong time management skills
• Strong organization skills are essential
• Must possess very strong computer skills particularly in Microsoft Office Suite including the ability to build spreadsheets and generate reports

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: PLEASE INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN YOUR COVER LETTER.

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