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Paralegal III
Ref No.: 18-08701
Location: Seattle, Washington
Start date is July
This position will need people with experience in contract negotiation and will have to perform an written assessment.

services to be performed
Client Publishing is hiring a temporary contracts manager to provide coverage and support for its rapidly growing publishing business. Your responsibilities will include leading contract negotiations as well as drafting contracts, managing publisher relationships, overseeing a contracts database, and acting as a point of contact to cross-functional teams to launch books successfully. You must have excellent written and oral communication skills as this position involves direct contact with key business stakeholders. This is a multifaceted job in a start-up environment. Flexibility, sharp organizational and process-oriented skills, and a self-starting work ethic are desired.
required skills
• BA/BS.
• 5+ years' primary and autonomous experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts.
• Experience working with MS Office, including Excel and high proficiency of Microsoft Word.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.
• High attention to detail and proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple competing priorities.
• Team player with the ability to work effectively in high-energy, rapidly evolving organization.
preferred skills
• Contracts manager experience at a book publisher, literary agency, media retailer, or related field.
• Ability to explain contract terms to both legal and non-legal individuals.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to measure results.
• Ability to create new procedures and workflow.
• Organized self-starter with a focus on excellence and entrepreneurship.
• Equally comfortable talking about books as well as spreadsheets.

Intake notes
Team needs a paralegal temp resource to cover leave of absence
The right candidate will be doing author publication agreements/and contractual paperwork associated with agreements - amendments, reversions, terminations, etc.
This role also provides negotiation support to the team and drives Contracts Team process improvements forward hence complex negotiation and contract drafting is important to be sucessfull in this role.
MUST HAVE experience in negotiating contracts directly rather than through a business partner.
Just drafting contracts experience would not be the ideal match
High volume and quick turnaround work experience would be ideal to ramp up on this position.

Must Have Skills Set
1. Contract negotiation
2. Contract drafting
3. Organization skills

Phone screen followed by onsite
After phone screen we will be asking for a writing sample from the candidate
post writing sample onsite mini-loop will be done
Huge possibility of extension
Publishing experience will be ideal
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