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Organization: United Methodist Publishing House
Date Posted: 10/22/2019
Posted By: Brigid M. Caldwell
City: Nashville
Location: Tennessee
Country: United States
Primary Category: Operations
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details


MAJOR DUTIES: The Publishing Contracts Manager collaborates with Associate Publishers and editors to analyze and solidify an overall contract strategy. The incumbent drafts agreements for properties acquired by the editorial staff and for maintaining accurate royalty records, serves as a liaison between internal and external parties during contract development and negotiation stages and analyzes potential risks that contract changes may pose to the organization. In addition, this role creates language standards and rules for existing and new contracts, oversees filing for copyright registration, collaborates with Associate Publishers to manage subsidiary rights initiatives, and serves as an in-house resource to answer questions concerning digital rights, legal, or contractual issues.


REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Paralegal Studies, or other closely related field and at least five (5) years of experience working with publishing contracts, royalties, and rights administration. An additional five (5) years of related experience may substitute for the required degree.



· Knowledge of general accounting practices and procedures

· Expert knowledge of royalty payment calculations, regulations, and practices

· Expertise to effectively interpret legal contracts, especially provisions related to royalties and rights

· Strong attention to detail

· Strong analytical skills

· Strong organizational skills

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong verbal communication skills

· Excellent technical writing skills

· Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new software programs and processes

· Proficiency with all Microsoft applications

· Familiarity with the Copyright Law of 1976, as amended and revised

· Knowledge of UMPH publishing systems, processes, and business rules is preferred



About The UMPH: The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) is the parent company of Abingdon Press, Cokesbury, the Common English Bible, and Ministry Matters. Through our brands we reach a broad audience of Christians who desire spiritual guidance or simply want to expand their current understanding of the Word. We offer a unique opportunity for positive work/life balance, personal growth, and a way to truly make a difference in the lives of our customers.


To lean more about The UMPH, please visit our website Opens in New Window. Thank you for considering UMPH!

How to Apply / Contact


Please apply for this opening on our website: under "Opportunities". 

MENTION  you saw this job opportunity at the ECPA Career Center for Christian Publishing.


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