Copyright and Contracts Executive




Position:
Copyright and Contracts Executive
Employer:
Handle Recruitment
Category:
Copyright
Location:
UK - London
Salary:
Competitive
Date Posted:
Feb 27th 2019
Handle Recruitment

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Copyright and Contracts Executive to join a friendly and dedicated team of copyright experts within a well- established and reputable Music Education Body.

Based in scenic Central London offices, this role is suited to a detail orientated, team player with expert knowledge in copyright and licensing.

Key features will include: 

  • Working closely with editors of new products (print and digital), to create contracts for new material/projects, confidently adapting templates/precedents and – as necessary – drafting from scratch
  • Negotiate terms/liaise with contributors, taking ownership of any issues that arise and resolving these
  • Advising the wider business on licensing and contractual matters where legal knowledge is needed in order to minimise risks
  • Liaise with company solicitors as necessary where legal advice required
  • Carrying out all core copyright work as required (print/reprint licensing, advising colleagues on any aspect of the company’s IP, queries from business associates, contributing to team projects, possibly some royalty work)

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have several years’ experience of working in music publishing, probably gained in a Copyright or Business Affairs department
  • Be exceptional at drafting contracts and licences
  • Have experience of managing strict deadlines via varying sources
  • The successful candidate will have the confidence and experience to advise editors and wider colleagues on the content of contracts and licences, drafting where necessary. They may have a relevant legal/law qualification.

The successful Copyright and Contracts Executive will receive:

  • Competitive salary
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