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Contracts Assistant

We have a job opportunity for an organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Contracts Assistant for an initial period of 6 months.

The Contracts Department handles approximately 1,500 contractual paperwork requests per annum which includes author contracts, subsidiary rights agreements, and other contractual paperwork including addenda, alongside ensuring valid copyright enforcement measures for our titles and permission requests and other ad-hoc legal queries.

Purpose of the job:

The role of Contracts Assistant is to assist the Contracts Manager and the Rights Team with administrative tasks, rights management and renewal processes. This role is suitable for someone who is keen to kickstart their career in publishing or looking for in-house contracts and rights experience.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Working closely with the Contracts Manager in implementing a strong contracts management system across the company
  • To help and assist the Rights team with contract renewals
  • Maintain the Contracts Log
  • Opportunity to help with permissions, both outbound and inbound
  • General contractual admin support which may include using and updating contract information on the Biblio publishing database
  • Archiving of physical copies when possible
  • Process contracts for signature both in physical form and via electronic signature software
  • To assist ad-hoc Editorial, Rights, Design, Sales, Publicity & Marketing with queries relating to previous contractual terms

Key Skills, Characteristics and Capabilities:

  • Interest in rights and contracts
  • Perfect spoken and written English
  • Fine attention to detail is essential
  • Organised, with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Someone with office work or other experience demonstrating reliability, teamwork, computer literacy and attention to detail, not necessarily in publishing
  • A team player with a willingness to be fully involved in the business
  • Interest in Copyright and Contract law desirable but not essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office is essential, including Excel
  • The right to live and work in the UK

To apply, please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words on what you think you could contribute to Nosy Crow, both personally and as a Contracts Assistant.  Please send to Felicity Culley ([email protected]). We really look forward to reading your application.

The closing date for applications is 27th August 2021.

Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer.  We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 27 August