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Senior Royalties Administrator

  • Application Deadline: June 14, 2023
  • London
  • Application Deadline: June 14, 2023
  • London

Job title: Senior Royalties Administrator
Reports to: Royalties Manager
Location: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, London
Working pattern: Flexible home working up to three days per week
Department: Royalties
Salary range: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum

General Summary

We are currently recruiting a forward-thinking individual to assist in the development and running of the Royalties function within a fast-growing publishing industry leader. The team consists of a head of royalties, a senior administrator and two assistants who have responsibility for royalties on over £90m of turnover.

Essential job functions/responsibilities

  • Creating, analysing and working from reports
  • Support the head of royalties in the preparation of the quarterly, semi-annual and annual statement runs
  • Check and approve contracts (new contract set up, new edition rates, reversions, deceased parties)
  • third-party rights income batch reconciliation and approval
  • Become a key team member in a constantly changing industry, communicating with teams across multiple imprints and offices
  • Liaise with clients and agents regarding sub-rights payments and statement queries
  • Assist on projects to help improve and grow the business
  • 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

  • Knowledge of the publishing industry and experience working with Biblio advantageous
  • Experience working within the creative industries in a royalties-focused position required. This would be a great opportunity for someone looking for their next step
  • Forward-thinking and focused on continual improvement and development
  • Friendly, approachable and able to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong numerical skills and experience in Excel required
  • Must be comfortable taking phone calls and be able to build positive ongoing relationships with our valued authors, agents and clients
  • Understanding complex royalty structures such as joint ventures

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.

Joanne McGahan | Contact Person

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