Rights Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Rights Department, responsible for the sale of co-edition and subsidiary rights for the Macmillan Adult imprints around the world.
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Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, Bello, Tor, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children's Books, Campbell Books, and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan is part of the Macmillan Publishing Group.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Rights Assistant to join the busy and successful Rights team, providing administrative support for the team. The Rights Department is responsible for the sale of co-edition and subsidiary rights for the Macmillan Adult imprints around the world. Our lists include the fiction and non-fiction imprints of Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, One Boat, Mantle, and Tor.

We are looking for someone who will thrive in a very busy rights department and be able to work effectively within a team. They should be extremely well-organised, have excellent sales, administrative and interpersonal skills and be able to prioritise tasks efficiently.

Key tasks include -

  • Providing administrative support across the Adult Rights team.
  • Administering and processing sub-rights contracts from deals being agreed, to contracts being raised, signed, and invoiced
  • Responsibility for the negotiation, sale, and supply of production materials to international publishers
  • Administering the licensing of Permissions through the Publishers Licensing Society
  • Assisting with the creation of rights guides and materials for book fairs and overseas trips.
  • General departmental administration
  • Data imputing and report generating
  • Organization of book fair and sales trip schedules
  • Supporting and administrating some of the fulfilment process
  • Maintaining and building excellent customer relationships

The successful candidate will have-

  • Knowledge / experience of Publishing, ideally within Rights
  • Desire to work in a busy international sales department
  • Highly computer literate, with particularly strong skills in MS Office. Knowledge of Biblio is desirable
  • Able to demonstrate excellent written, verbal and numerical skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills within a busy environment, particularly managing and prioritising own workload
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Experience of working in a similar environment / office work experience desirable

Salary starting from: £23,000

Hiring Manager: Jon Mitchell, Rights Director and Sophie Brewer, Associate Publisher - Rights and Editorial Management

Closing Date: 1 December 2021

We are highly committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. Our full Diversity & Inclusion Pledge is available here https://www.panmacmillan.com/about/diversity-and-inclusion

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

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Workplace and Culture

We are a professional, hard working, mutually supportive group of people who strive to be the best at what we do and have fun doing it. This collective approach has led to Pan Macmillan winning the coveted Publisher of the Year Award at The British Book Awards three times in recent years.

Our ambition is to continue to nurture the best talent from the most diverse group of people so that we can continue to publish books and support authors and illustrators who make our world a better and happier place.

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