Contracts Assistant

New York City, New York (US)
Salary based on experience + extensive benefits package
Jul 03, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a Contracts Assistant for its Contracts department. This employee will work closely with the Contracts Director, Contracts Manager, Contracts Associate and other departments.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft and track contract amendments
  • Research, draft, and track cancellation letters
  • Research, draft, and otherwise respond to reversion requests
  • Review files and research queries, as needed
  • Field inquiries from other departments such as Editorial and Subsidiary Rights
  • Prepare check requests for contractual payments
  • Assist with the department's on-going file scanning project
  • Assist the Contracts Director and Contracts Manager, as needed

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all required activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the U.S.
  • Must be able to work regular business hours from Norton's NYC office
  • Strong writing skills required
  • 1-2 years of book publishing experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize
  • Ability to work independently
  • Close attention to detail and excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must posses very strong computer skills, particularly in MS Office


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