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Contracts Manager - Journals

Do you have good knowledge of contracts and a passion for the academic publishing industry? We are recruiting for an exciting Contracts Manager role to manage the journals programme of a leading international Academic and STM publisher. In this exciting role, you will be:

  • Managing the strategy around publication ethics issues in line with the company's policies and best practice, and advising internal and external stakeholders on a course of action;
  • Providing advice on contracts and legal queries and helping communicate the company's policies on copyright and Open Access initiatives;
  • Managing the tracking, negotiation and approval process of journal contracts;
  • Responsible for drafting contractual paperwork and external ethic and legal communications, to foster positive working relationships with authors, societies, editors and other key stakeholders and collaborators;
  • Line-managing a Contracts Assistant and supporting their career development;

The ideal candidate will have a solid grasp of contract drafting and ideally some familiarity with copyright and/or IP laws. They will be able to work on multiple projects concurrently and to communicate legal/contractual concepts clearly and impartially to others. This is a fantastic opportunity with a market-leading global publisher, and a company with a terrific working culture and with Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of their agenda.

Closing date is November 27th.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

** Inspired Search & Selection are a publishing recruitment specialist who operate an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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Contracts Manager - Journals

Full-time, Permanent
Fiction, Non Fiction, Journals, Publishing, Contracts