Job opening detail :
Contracts Assistant
posted: Apr. 21, 2021
Offered by:
Astra Publishing House
Benefits:
Health; 401K
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Astra Publishing House is seeking a Contracts Assistant to support its Contracts department. This position will assist the Contracts Manager in creating, negotiating, and tracking contracts; record keeping; and providing general admin support.

Responsibilities:
- Providing contracts administrative support
- Maintaining tracking and filing systems
- Assisting Contracts Manager with agent and author communications
- Drafting agency contract boilerplate templates
- Drafting author contracts, amendments, reversion letters, and work-for-hire agreements
- Conducting contracts-related research for drafting and negotiations
- Collecting author tax and payment forms
- Assisting with other author/contract management related tasks as needed

Required experience/skills:
- An interest in business affairs/contracts management
- Strong attention to detail
- Extremely organized
- Excellent multitasker
- Excellent communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Ability to remain calm and professional under pressure
- Ability to be discreet and protect confidential information
- College degree or 1–2 years’ relevant work experience
- Previous experience in book publishing a plus

This position will report to the Contracts Manager and Managing Editor.
About Our  
Company:
Astra Publishing House comprises Astra House, an entirely new adult trade publisher of American and international literary fiction and poetry, and nonfiction; mineditionUS, one of the most prestigious picture book publishers in the world; Boyds Mills & Kane, an established and award-winning publisher of children’s books; and Astra Magazine, a new literary magazine committed to publishing the best new writers from around the world, debuting 2021.

Astra Publishing House is an equal opportunity employer.
Special  
Instructions:
Application Instructions:
To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to positions[at]astrapublishinghouse.com.
Job #:
28071
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