Contracts Assistant, Putnam, Dutton, and Berkley

Contracts Assistant, Putnam, Dutton, and Berkley

We are currently seeking a Contracts Assistant to work with adult fiction and nonfiction imprints: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Dutton, and Berkley. The Contracts Department uses a business-minded approach to create and interpret legal documents that govern the publication of our books.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the publishing business!



  • Revising/updating/finalizing contract records in our proprietary system
  • Conducting contract research
  • Assisting and supporting department as needed
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts and contract amendments
  • Handling rights reversions
  • Fielding contracts inquiries from other departments such as Editorial, Subsidiary Rights, Royalties and others



  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to multitask effectively and efficiently
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow up on tasks/projects with no reminder
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in contracts and publishing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willingness to take on new projects while staying on top of all other tasks and responsibilities
  • Prior office experience a plus
  • Experience using SAP a plus


Salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and kindly include your resume and cover letter.


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 64365


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Purchasing, ERP, Drafting, SAP, Finance, Technology, Engineering, Research