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Contracts Executive

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London

Job title: Contracts Executive

Employment type: Part-time (3 days per week initially)

Reports to: Head of Contracts

Location: Either London or remote working

Department: Contracts

Salary range: £30,000 to £35,000 p.a. (pro-rated to part-time hours)

General Summary

Bonnier Books UK are currently recruiting a forward-thinking individual on a part-time (3 days per week) basis to assist in the development and running of the Contracts function within our fast-moving business.

Key responsibilities

  • Expertly draft and negotiate contracts with external parties, seeking instructions from key stakeholders as necessary;
  • Efficiently draft contracts either from templates or free-form drafting and in line with company policy and best practice to a high degree of accuracy with excellent competency in English language skills;
  • Contracts dealt with will be those for authors, illustrators, designers, photographers, newspapers, merchandise and NDAs amongst others either directly or via agents;
  • Develop and maintain close professional relationships with teams across the business at all levels;
  • Ad hoc duties as required.

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment — I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun — brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives."
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done — which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Highly and demonstrably experienced to an excellent standard in drafting and negotiating contracts from templates and free-form drafting;
  • Adept and experienced contract negotiator;
  • High competence in the English language is essential both for writing and speaking;
  • Confidence to deal with many different people within and outside of the business at all levels;
  • Motivated and keen to deliver a fast, but accurate, turnaround of work;
  • Willing to learn and continually improve and develop business processes and personal skills;
  • Able to correctly prioritise workload in the most efficient manner;
  • Friendly, approachable and able to remain calm under pressure as well as maintaining positive relationships internally and externally;
  • Experience in the publishing industry advantageous but not essential; the priority is a high degree of contracts drafting and negotiating experience.

Our main office is at Bloomsbury Square, London but in order to secure applications from the most suitable candidates we are delighted to offer 100% remote working for this role (within the UK). Laptop will be provided but a suitable internet connection is essential.

If you are interested in this role, please apply via our website. We look forward in hearing from you.

Bonnier Books UK is committed to building a diverse workforce through positive action. Currently, Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic employees are under-represented in our workforce and we actively encourage applicants from these groups. For further information, please read our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan here.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is home to 13 adult and children’s imprints, publishing across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

Bonnier Books UK is owned by Bonnier Books, a family-owned company headquartered in Sweden. Bonnier Books is a top-15 world publisher.

Erika Van Aken | Contact Person

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