Job opening detail :
Contracts Manager
posted: Sept. 21, 2022
Offered by:
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Health; Dental; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
W.W. Norton is seeking an experienced and skilled contract professional to join the Contracts Department as a Contract Manager. This position reports directly to the Vice-President, Contracts Director.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Draft and negotiate a wide range of book and subsidiary rights contracts
Advise on contractual issues
Assist editorial staff with acquisitions
Manage contract administration, including operations with Royalty and Operations Departments
Supervise the daily management of Contracts staff
Provide training to new employees on contracting practices and procedures
Develop and implement procedures for contract administration in compliance with company policy
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Bachelor’s Degree
Must be able to work from Norton’s New York City Headquarters
W.W. Norton & Company ("Norton") strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law
3-5 or more years industry experience (book publishing and/or literary agency) reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts
Fluency and interest in financial and legal issues relevant to drafting and negotiation of publishing agreements
Ability to create new procedures and workflow
Team player with the ability to work effectively and independently
Strong verbal, communication, and negotiating skills
Excellent attention to detail with exceptional organizational ability
Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
About Our  
About Norton: W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is offered on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.
Ready to apply? Please click here:
Job #:
<< Job Board
home  |  contact us  |  FAQ  |  site guide  |  help