Job opening detail :
Contracts Assistant
posted: Apr. 21, 2021
Offered by:
Astra Publishing House
Health; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
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.

- 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  
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.
Application Instructions:
To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to positions[at]
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