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Contracts Manager

Do you have experience of drafting and negotiating publishing contracts? If so, there is an exciting opportunity at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency – we are looking for a confident, energetic and well-organised Contracts Manager to start as soon possible in 2020. The Contracts Manager is responsible for drafting and tracking various forms of agreements across the Book Department, as well as advising agents and the rights team on contractual matters. Meticulous attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to multi-task and liaise with a variety of people are prerequisites, as you will be working closely with authors, agents, colleagues and publishing executives. If you are proactive, have a good track record of successful negotiations and thrive in a deadline-driven environment, this could be the role for you!  A good working knowledge of international publishing contracts, including US contracts, digital rights and audio is essential.

Blake Friedmann is a dynamic, inclusive and collaborative agency looking after a wide range of writers. Based in our office in leafy North London, you’ll be working within a close-knit and friendly team, and there will be a competitive salary on offer for the right candidate.

We are also open to the possibility of a four-day week role.

Please send your CV with a covering letter outlining your relevant skills and contractual experience to Tom Witcomb at, by the end of the day on 18 December 2019. We will seek to respond and interview in January 2020.

Blake Friedmann is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contracts Manager

Blake Friedmann, London
Full-time, Permanent
Literary Agency
Executive, Foreign Rights, Publishing, Publishing Support, Rights, Co-editions Rights & Permissions, Foreign Rights & Permissions, Other Publishing, Contracts, Digital Rights