Job opening detail :
Royalty Manager
posted: July 17, 2020
Offered by:
Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Catapult is looking for a Royalty Manager to join our team. The Royalty Manager reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for all areas of royalty administration, including but not limited to reporting, payment, subsidiary licensing allocations, and all duties related to the timely delivery and execution of royalty commitments for each imprint-Catapult,Counterpoint, and Soft Skull. The ideal candidate must have the ability to multi-task and handle high volumes of data while working efficiently to meet established deadlines and maintain positive communication with internal and external stakeholders.

People of color, LGBTQIA people, and disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate can work in either our Berkeley or New York office.


Responsible for data entry, analysis, and reporting relating to new and existing royalty contracts.
Prepare semi-annual royalty statements for all imprints.

Maintain author/agent database records, including but not limited to title data, payee information, and maintenance of ACH payment data in accounting databases.

Process payments for all royalty commitments including royalty advances and contractual earnings payments.

Perform royalty accrual calculations and related sub-ledger and general ledger reconciliations in accordance with financial reporting requirements and deadlines.

Prepare royalty sales analysis reports for editorial staff upon request.

Perform complex data aggregation, metrics collection, and monthly ingestion of sales data.

Perform market analysis for return reserve calculation.

Respond to author and agent royalty inquiries in a timely manner.

Provide accounting support for the Finance department as needed.


Minimum of 4 years of royalty experience in the book publishing industry.

Experience with detailed, complex expense accruals and reconciliations.

Advanced proficiency in Excel including v-lookup formulas and pivot tables.

Experienced in Google Docs and G-Suite.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure..

Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities.

Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting principles, internal controls, and financial reporting.
About Our  
Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press have distinct, independent editorial teams but share marketing, publicity, design, and production resources. Our Catapult list offers a space for risk-taking writers from all over the world, publishing literary fiction and artful narrative nonfiction from voices, emerging and established, that honor the craft of writing and broaden the literary landscape in America and beyond, serving the needs of a diverse and serious literary readership. Counterpoint's list covers a wide array of genres: fiction (both story collections and novels) and nonfiction (both narrative and subject-driven), all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, history, the environment, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. Soft Skull Press publishes books of every genre that engage art, culture, and current events in new and radical ways. All three imprints are committed to publishing diverse voices and literature in translation.

Counterpoint's main office is in Berkeley, California. Catapult and Soft Skull are based in NYC.
Kelli Adams
1140 Broadway, Suite 704
NY NY 10001
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