Job opening detail :
Manager of Contracts and Business Affairs
posted: Feb. 10, 2020
Offered by:
Holiday House
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Manager of Contracts and Business Affairs

Seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented Manager of Contracts and Business Affairs, responsible for managing a variety of matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts, agent relations, royalty inquiries and administration, handling general inquiries, clearances, and contract management and reporting. The Manager will work closely with other teams such as Finance, Accounting, Editorial and Operations to implement all deal terms.

The candidate will report to the Vice President of Business Affairs, Trustbridge Global Media, parent company of children’s book publishers Holiday House, Pixel+Ink, and Peachtree.

Role and Responsibilities:
• Draft author/illustrator contracts across multiple standard form agreements depending on publisher.
• Negotiate deal terms with agents and authors/illustrators ensuring adherence to standard contract terms and optimal negotiated rights and terms.
• Draft and send other legal documents, letters, and other routine correspondence as requested.
• Track department workflow to ensure documents are sent to and received from third parties and contracts are concluded in a timely manner.
• Manage contracts management system and processes
• Assist licensing departments with agreements and projects
• Maintain documentation, guidance and template language
• Summarize and communicate legal concepts for business teams
• Handle registration of published works for copyright across three publishers

• BA/BS degree in a relevant field, required
• Minimum 3 years of experience working as a contracts manager, contracts associate or legal assistant in the publishing industry, required
• Experience in publishing contracts, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts
• Understanding of rights types and income streams as they relate to publishing
• Good understanding of publishing copyright, and issues the industry faces today
• Knowledge/experience with royalty accounting and financial information

• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills is a must
• Experience prioritizing and managing projects simultaneously
• Experience creating and improving processes
• Experience reviewing and organizing documents and data
• Well organized with the ability to plan and deliver on tight deadlines and strong attention to detail
• Team player who will work closely with a range of internal stakeholders
• Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively
• Self-starter and proactive person who takes initiative, is resourceful and takes ownership of tasks and projects
About Our  
Trustbridge Global Media is the parent company of children’s book publishers Holiday House, Pixel+Ink, and Peachtree. Trustbridge Global Media shares offices with Holiday House in New York.
50 Broad Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10004
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