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Date: Feb 21, 2018

Location: New York, NJ, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 12148 

DK, Contracts Associate


DK, a publisher of award-winning, illustrated reference, video game guides, children’s and life style trade books is seeking a Contracts Associate to assist the Director in all aspects of contracts origination and management. Specific responsibilities include:


Preparation of agreements, documents and letters for DK imprints, using imprint-specific templates and guidelines

  • Review proposals with Director and Publisher/Editor
  • Draft work-for-hire agreements for review and approval
  • Send contract to author/agent, answer queries and monitor status
  • Track, update and maintain digital and physical contract files and archives


Administer and maintain contracts in PRH SAP and RMS (Rights Management System)

  • Set up new titles/records; input royalties and advances for new works/ISBNs
  • Upload contracts in RMS; provide documentation as needed
  • Advise Director of pending SAP approvals
  • Assist Director in researching and responding to in-house, author and agency queries regarding SAP contract records, advance and royalty payments, contract terms and territory restrictions


Manage Permissions for DK imprints

  • Review proposals with Director; research rights in material and print status
  • Respond to requests for permissions and draft permissions letters
  • Negotiate fees and confirm full execution and remittance


Manage reversions for DK imprints

  • Research print status, conduct company-wide due diligence
  • Draft/send formal reversion letters.



  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Proficiency with SAP or other royalty systems, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Legal and/or publishing contracts experience preferred.


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.

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