Rights Assistant, Fixed Term Contract

An exciting opportunity for a Rights Assistant to join the busy and successful Rights team at Macmillan Children’s Books for 7 months
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Rights Assistant to join the busy and successful Rights team at Macmillan Children’s Books providing administrative support for the team.

The Rights Department is responsible for the sale of co-edition and subsidiary rights for the Macmillan Children’s Books, Two Hoots, Campbell and Kingfisher imprints around the world. Our lists include award-winning picture books, novelty titles, non-fiction and fiction books.

Key duties:

  • General admin support, production and contract fulfillment and invoicing for all co-edition and license sales
  • General departmental administration
  • Data imputing
  • Organization of book fair and sales trip schedules
  • Sending out follow up material after book fairs and sales trips
  • Liaising with the Production team and external customers regarding customer packing and shipping requirements
  • Liaising with the Accounts team regarding customer invoicing
  • Drafting of contracts for all co-edition and license deals

Experience / skills required:

  • Knowledge / experience of Publishing, ideally Rights
  • Desire to work in a busy international sales department
  • Highly computer literate, with particularly strong skills in MS Office and Google Suite.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent written, verbal and numerical skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills within a busy environment (both physical and virtual), particularly managing and prioritising own workload
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
We'd love it if you had:
  • Knowledge of a foreign language 
  • Experience of working in a similar environment / office work experience 
  • Knowledge of Biblio 


Hiring Manager: Michele Young   

Salary: £23,000

Closing Date: 3rd December 2021

This role will be for a fixed term of 7 months and will be based in our office in Farringdon, London, with flexibility to work from home for part of the week.


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.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Recruitment Privacy Notice available here: https://panmacmillan.com/recruitment-privacy-notice. Please read our Recruitment Privacy Notice before submitting your application

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Pan Macmillan

6 Briset St
EC1M 5NR London Directions mpilrecruitment@macmillan.com 020 7014 6000 View page

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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