Contracts Assistant

One of the UK’s leading publishers, Simon & Schuster is home to a roster of bestselling brands, critical hits and award-winning writers. With a stellar list of authors as diverse as Philippa Gregory, Ranulph Fiennes, Tom Rob Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Santa Montefiore and Cassandra Clare, Simon & Schuster offers readers some of the very best fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

Job Profile:
To provide key support to the Head of Contracts, including drafting and negotiating simple contractual documents under supervision, processing contracts for signature and payment and processing reversion requests. To act as the first point of call for internal and external contractual queries. To liaise as needed with internal departments and external contacts, including authors and agents, to achieve this.

Your Role:
Supporting the Head of Contracts, you will be responsible for drafting and negotiating contractual addenda and simple flat fee agreements with designers and cover illustrators for S&S UK, India and S&S Australia.

You will be required to check head contracts provided by literary agents against the deal memo provided by Editorial, boilerplates and any applicable precedents.

You will also be responsible for handling the reversion process and day-to-day general contracts administration.

The Candidate’s Profile:  
We are looking for an individual who has a good grounding of administration and working in a fast-paced office environment. Excellent attention to detail with first-rate organisational and communication skills are a must.  Good IT skills are essential as is ability to multi-task effectively. Some familiarity with contracts and an interest in law would prove beneficial.

Contact Details: Please apply by email to attaching your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

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