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Contracts Manager
Perseus Books
New York, NY or Boston, MA
Date Posted
Offered by Perseus Books Group
Benefits: Health, Dental, 401K
Duration: Full Time

Job Description: Negotiate, draft, interpret and implement wide range of agreements (Author Agreements, Media Licenses, Digital Vendor Agreements, Distribution Agreements, UK reprints, etc.) for various imprints published by The Perseus Books Group.

Required: Must have a minimum of 4 years relevant experience in a legal/business affairs department in a Publishing or Entertainment/media company or law firm. Solid knowledge of and experience with wide range of publishing contracts, digital ebook vendor agreements, licensing, intellectual property and general publishing industry policy. Demonstrate an ability to handle drafting that involves creation of original language. Strong negotiation and legal drafting skills. Must be detail oriented, well-organized and able to function on an independent basis. Must be flexible, work well under pressure and able to multi-task, prioritize and meet responsibilities and deadlines. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrate an ability to identify and creatively resolve complicated and sensitive problems. Superior general oral and written communication skills.

Please submit your salary requirements.

The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent book publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Perseus publishing imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution, and Publishers Group West, as well as through its Constellation digital service offering which also supports Argo Navis Author Services and Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, the Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution, and digital services, serving over 300 independent publishers. For more information, visit our websites at,


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