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Contracts Manager – Journals


£Competitive + Bonus + Strong Benefits

An academic publisher with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years is looking to recruit a Contracts Manager for their growing journals division.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


The purpose of this role is to provide contract drafting and advise for journals contracts, publication ethics and other adhoc publishing projects. Working as part of a close-knit team with a high degree of autonomy the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Proactively ensure journal contract templates are up-to-date and kept in line with industry best practice
  • Draft contractual wording, publication ethics communications and other legal wording
  • Help the company to form and maintain positive working relationships with journal editors, societies and authors, while protecting the company’s interests
  • Proactively manage and develop the Journal Contracts tracking, negotiation and approval process
  • Manage and support the development of a Contracts Assistant in respect of their performance and future development
  • Proactively manage and develop the way in which the company handles Publication Ethics issues
  • Provide ad hoc advice in respect of legal/contractual queries
  • Advise upon and help communicate policies in respect of copyright and OA initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have significant awareness of the Journal publication process and industry, some contract law knowledge and contract drafting experience along with the ability to advise upon and manage Journal contract negotiations. Awareness of the ethical and legal publishing frameworks is also required.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonus and strong benefits.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 581. For an initial, confidential discussion please call on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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