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Contracts Executive

  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom

Job title: Contracts Executive

Type: Full-time

Reports to: Head of Contracts

Location: Remote working

Department: Contracts

General Summary
Bonnier Books UK is currently recruiting a motivated and forward-thinking individual on a full-time basis within the Contracts function of 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

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."
Blanche Carballo
Audience Development Lead
"I’m glad to work with amazing people each day, and to know that my ideas are heard. It’s exciting to be part of a company that has ambition and wants to make an impact in everything it does."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Highly and demonstrably experienced to an excellent standard in drafting and negotiating contracts from templates and free-form drafting – preferably at least 2 years’ relevant, high quality experience;
  • 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.

In order to secure applications from the most suitable candidates wherever in the UK they are located, this role is 100% remote working (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

At Bonnier Books UK, we believe that every book matters. We love to publish stories and content that open our eyes to new perspectives and bring us closer together. We offer a nurturing home for our authors, illustrators and brand partners, publishing bestselling books for readers and listeners everywhere. We know that fantastic stories can come from anywhere and our purpose is to bring them to as wide an audience as possible, a simple ethos that has led to us becoming one of the country’s leading publishers.

The offspring of Bonnier Books, a family-owned top-15 world publisher headquartered in Sweden, we are inspired by a rich literary heritage but not bound by convention. We think in generations rather than quarters, and strive always to operate in an open, curious way that contributes to the future of the planet and its people. As a climate-neutral publisher we are an active participant in the Science Based Target initiative, committed to a strategy to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.

Erika Van Aken | Contact Person

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