Speakers Bureau Contracts Assistant, Penguin Random House

Speakers Bureau Contracts Assistant, Penguin Random House

We are currently seeking a Contracts Assistant to join the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau team. The Speakers Bureau represents an unrivaled roster of speakers whose work is shaping national conversations—on and off the page. The division works with venues both across the U.S. and throughout the world to create hugely successful events.

This position encompasses an integral part of the Bureau’s work and provides the opportunity to interact with a variety of different divisions.  The applicant will report to the Senior Manager of Contracts and Legal Operations while liaising with legal, finance, and the Speakers Bureau team.


The contracts assistant will:

  • Handle the bulk of event contracts as well as some speaker contracts. 
  • Deal with all aspects of the negotiation and revision process. 
  • Route contracts and amendments to appropriate parties for signature. 
  • Maintain and distribute any status reports.
  • Scan files and perform other file/database maintenance.
  • Liaise with Finance to ensure data for payments or changes to payment due dates is accurate.
  • Coordinate with team and internal resources to optimize efficiency of processes and workflow.
  • Support additional project work as needed.


The ideal candidate has experience or a strong interest in legal, journalism, communications, literature, or a related field, as well as:

  • Candidate should be a self-starter with impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Candidate should also demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment.
  • It is essential that the candidate possesses a proactive and independent approach to work, including excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Candidate should have experience with Google docs, Adobe (PDF), and MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience in contracts or legal is beneficial, but not required. 


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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


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: 64762


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

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