Stephen Haskins

Contracts Manager

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Events
  • Drafting
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • Proof Reading Documents
  • Negociation
  • Communication

Work history


Contracts Manager

The Bright Group

May 2015
  • Review, negotiate, draft and distribute artist and client contracts across fiction and licencing Review standard contract and renegotiate with Publishers in light of The Bright Emporium Contractually manage all new incoming and exiting artists Keep internal Rights management systems up to date Process and record royalty statements for accounts dept Support agents and wider Bright teams Met with Publishers and agencies at Book Fairs to develop new partnerships Helped co-ordinate and run Storytime Sunday and the Bright Emporium



Dark Readers

Mar 2014 - Jul 2016
  • Developing engaging content, for different social media channels and specific audiences, including book reviews, interviews and interest pieces Main provider of content on the blog, Twitter and Facebook Communicating with a range of people from bloggers, to authors and publicists. Developing and running promotional campaigns for books




Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Attending plays, performances and gigs for review Communicating with theatres and Publicists Promoting my reviews across social media Interviewing cast and creative teams for feature pieces


Rights & Contracts Coordinator

The Follett Office

Apr 2014 - Apr 2015
  • Drafting, reviewing and distribution of literary and multimedia contracts both internally and to publishing houses/agents internationally Maintaining records of licences on Bradbury Philips Undertaking Research and providing reports as and when required Assisting the Rights management team in negotiations as well as meeting new clients at Book fairs. Assisting the PR team during publicity tours and book fairs Drafting of letters and emails for the CEO and COO Minute taking of Rights meetings Organising of Double Taxation forms




Nov 2011 - May 2014
  • Advising and assisting customers, I provided them with their requirements or more often creative suggestions Responsible for working across all divisions of the shop, including adult fiction, non-fiction, related product and the children’s section Kindle demonstrator Specifically maintained Children’s reference, to make it appealing and increase sales I ran a weekend Story time and children’s Saturday events Managed author signings


Rights Assistant

Spineless Classics

Dec 2012 - Apr 2014
  • Contacting Publishers, Agents and licence holders in order to acquire content Negotiating terms of licences, both individually and as part of a wider team Drafting, reviewing and sending of contracts for acquired licences Maintaining records of licences and payments due Issuing Invoices for royalties due Proof reading of texts to be used



MA Publishing

Kingston University

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Editorial and Product development, Rights, Marketing, Magazine Publishing


BA History

University of Reading

Sep 2009 - May 2012
  • Specific focus on England in the Middle Ages and Early Modern History


A Level

St James’ Catholic High School

Aug 2007 - May 2009
  • Law, history, English (Lit/Lang)