Job opening detail :
Contracts Associate
posted: July 14, 2021
Offered by:
Macmillan Publishers
Full Time
New York, NY
We’re seeking a diligent and diplomatic Contracts Associate to join our team. The Contracts Associate will draft and negotiate a high volume of contracts and a variety of associated agreements for trade books; maintain contract data and contract archives; request contract signature payments; and track and interpret agreements. What you'll do: - Draft a variety of book acquisition agreements and related documents (e.g., author contracts, artist agreements, contract amendments, terminations) - Negotiate agreements to signature with authors and their representatives, collaborating in-house with editors, legal counsel, royalties staff, and business managers - Manage signature and payment processing in DocuSign - Enter key contract information into Biblio database - Track contract status and archive signed agreements - Interpret contract details (rights, territories, author approvals) - Provide general department support and handle special projects as needed What you'll bring: - Experienced with drafting and negotiating trade publishing agreements - Clear, diplomatic communicator - Motivated and flexible problem-solver - Organized and meticulous - Comfortable with Microsoft Word and G-Suite - Familiar with electronic signature programs like DocuSign, and publishing data entry programs - Interested in book publishing, particularly business and legal issues       Experience/Education: - At least 4-5 years’ experience in trade publishing contracts - College degree not required Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment. U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur. Macmillan Publishers is a part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media group of companies headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.


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