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Contracts Executive

·       Full time, 12-months fixed term contract

·       Salary: £28,000 – £30,000, depending on experience

·       Hybrid working potential, based in Central London

·       Closing date:  10 July 2022

We are seeking an experienced and commercially-minded Contracts Executive to work on a wide range of contractual and rights issues across the international T&H group.

The Role

Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing, drafting and where appropriate, negotiating:

– for the Commissioning Editors: author and contributor contracts and addenda; reversion letters; and termination letters

– for the International Rights department: addenda to licences and bulk-sale agreements

– bought-in agreements with established co-publishers and

– sales and distribution agreements.

Other responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Assisting the Contracts Manager
  • Drafting Terms and Conditions for competitions and social media giveaways
  • Assisting with online piracy and copyright infringements
  • Supporting the permissions department and providing advice when required
  • Advising and answering queries from the Contracts Assistant.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in the Legal, Contracts or Rights department within an illustrated publishing house
  • Solid knowledge of contracts, copyright and royalty structures
  • Detailed understanding of co-edition publishing
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel, and database systems;
  • Self-motivated and organised with the ability to prioritise workload effectively and multitask under pressure
  • Excellent command of English spelling and grammar, and a meticulous eye for detail
  • Confidence and professionalism when communicating with colleagues and external third-parties both verbally and in writing; and
  • Reliable, trustworthy and discreet.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a creative, friendly and collaborative team, whilst gaining experience working on a diverse range of contracts and issues.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements above to Alice Craddock, recruitment@thameshudson.co.uk. The deadline for applications is Sunday 10 July 2022.

Some of the benefits of working with us:

Apart from working with a highly talented and creative bunch of people, we offer:

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Profit share scheme
  • Interest free loan for rent deposit or season travel ticket
  • Discounts off our lovely T&H books and co-editions
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Film Club

And more!