HarperCollins Publishers

  • Legal Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Legal & Contracts
  • Overview



    HarperCollins Publishers is currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join its Legal & Contracts Department! This position will support three attorneys.


    • Independently manage and track a broad variety of ongoing Legal Department projects, including author related contractual matters, response to subpoenas, and manuscript review.
    • Draft a variety of basic legal agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, permissions, and releases, with attorney supervision.
    • Register publisher’s books with the US Copyright Office.
    • Draft and review terms and conditions for sweepstakes and contests, and review contest landing pages for the editorial and marketing groups.
    • Manage digital piracy takedown program.
    • Provide administrative support to three attorneys – managing, mail, phone calls and messages, scheduling meetings and conference calls, expense reports, travel arrangements.
    • General departmental administrative matters including photocopying, filing, and file maintenance.


    • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • Prior administrative/legal experience required
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to exercise professionalism, poise and tact in all verbal and written correspondence
    • Strong sense of confidentiality
    • Strong time management skills
    • Ability to set priorities under pressure
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Willingness to take initiative and to complete projects independently
    • Proficient knowledge of MS Office, Office 365 and facility with variety of applications within Windows
    • An interest in book publishing strongly preferred


    HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


    HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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