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Senior Contracts Administrator

Company name

SAGE Publications

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 14,2019

Valid Through

Aug 27,2019

Posted on

Jan 18,2019

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Thousand Oaks, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Senior Contracts Administrator
Responsibilities: Providing contract review, negotiation and drafting assistance in support of the U.S. books publishing program, in consultation with the Senior Contracts Manager; Drafting, sending, and tracking contributing author agreements for edited works published by the U.S. College group, ensuring all signed agreements are received prior to publication; Supporting the Library Editorial team with contract tasks associated with encyclopedia projects, including drafting consideration language, answering questions from contributors, and drafting modified agreements as needed; Responding to questions from internal colleagues and authors regarding contract terms and processes; Training U.S. Editorial Assistants and other support staff on contract concepts and processes; Updating the contracts database to reflect agreement terms and rights data, and attaching a digital copy of signed agreements for internal reference; Maintaining contributing author contact records in the contracts database; Maintaining and updating department contract templates, and modifying templates for new matters as needed; Maintaining contracts team process documentation in Confluence, and updating with new process documentation as needed; Cross-training with other members of the team on key functions and responsibilities in order to serve as back up during staff absences; Serving as a department liaison with the IT department for issues impacting the contracts database, including submitting requested enhancements, attending stakeholder meetings, and preparing training and process documents; and Handling other duties, special projects, and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor degree required; Paralegal certificate preferred; 1+ year experience with reviewing and drafting contract terms required; Experience in publishing or related field preferred; Experience with DocuSign and contracts databases preferred; and Proficiency with computer programs, including: MS Word, Excel, Access, mail-merge functionality, database navigation and entry, internet navigation, and research.

Additional info

Req # 19-5425

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
SAGE Publications
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

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