HarperCollins Publishers

  • Contracts Assistant

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



    HarperCollins Publishers is seeking a Contracts Assistant to work in the fast-paced Legal & Contracts department. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with many different departments and complete a variety of tasks.


    • Performs routine and specialized administrative duties for Legal and Contract departments.
    • Inputs data and maintains contract databases.
    • Drafts, proofreads and edits correspondence and other documents.
    • Maintains electronic and paper files.
    • Tracks contracts through negotiation, approval, distribution and execution process.
    • Prepares contract files for scanning.
    • Responds to questions and directs inquiries regarding contracts and other matters.
    • Screens phone calls and refers callers to appropriate staff members in a professional and courteous manner.
    • Drafts termination and reversion letters.
    • Reviews and processes payments and payee changes (including estate paperwork).
    • Creates and maintains project charts and department reports.
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


    • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to exercise professionalism, poise and tact in all verbal and written correspondence
    • 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
    • Good judgment and practicality


    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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