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Contracts Associate

Janklow & Nesbit Associates - New York, NY

Description: Janklow & Nesbit Associates, a New York based Literary Agency, seeks a Contracts Associate to review new publishing agreements and enter deal terms in our custom databases, to ensure timely and accurate advance payments to clients, and to perform various ad hoc projects. The candidate will report directly to the CFO.


The responsibilities of the position primarily include, but are not limited to, verifying and confirming new publishing, media, and audio contracts and ensuring that they do not conflict with prior existing agency and client agreements, followed by entry of all deal terms into our proprietary database.

Other responsibilities will include including tracking of new deals, author advance payment tracking and disbursement, as well as various miscellaneous projects. The candidate must be comfortable with data entry, analysis, and reporting relating to new and existing contracts.


A bachelors degree is required. Prior experience working with contracts and/or in publishing is strongly preferred.

The candidate must have a strong set of written and oral communication skills, a meticulous attention to detail, and have the ability to pick up new systems and procedures quickly.

The ability to work and communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of management, staff, and clients is a must. The candidate must be comfortable working individually and as part of a team.

The candidate should be familiar with basic Excel operations and functionality.


A competitive benefits package is available, including medical insurance, 401(k), transit benefits, FSA, and paid vacation/sick/holiday time.


Please submit your resume and cover letter. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
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