Job opening detail :
Contracts Manager
posted: Apr. 2, 2021
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Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
HarperCollins Publishers is seeking a Contracts Manager to join its Contracts Department. This position is responsible for preparing contracts and amendments for imprints in the Childrens and Trade publishing groups.

- Prepare, draft, negotiate, finalize author contracts and amendments and other contracts as needed for Childrens and Trade publishing groups.
- Prepare and negotiated intellectual property and entertainment and media-related licensing agreements.
- Review requests submitted by editors.
- Negotiate film and other audiovisual options and purchase agreements.
- Ensure effective operations by interfacing with Royalty, Publishing Operations, and Finance Departments.
- Interpret contract details to answer queries from internal personnel and third parties.
- Perform other tasks as needed and assigned.
- Advise on author estate matters as required.

- A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
- 5-6 years of prior independent contracts drafting and negotiating experience in the Contracts Department of a book publisher or other relevant experience required
- Knowledge of and previous drafting experience of media licensing agreements
- Strong verbal, communication, drafting, and negotiating skills
- Strong MS Office skills
- Excellent attention to detail with exceptional organizational ability
- Able to work independently and set priorities under pressure

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.
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