The Children’s Rights department handles subsidiary rights across all children’s fiction and non-fiction imprints of Macmillan Children’s Books, Two Hoots, Campbell and Kingfisher.
We are looking to appoint a talented, tenacious and creative person, with a keen commercial and international eye, who is ready to take the next step in their career by joining a leading rights team and developing their skills as a Rights Manager. We are looking for someone who will thrive in a busy rights department and be able to work effectively independently and within the team.
You will be passionate about children’s books and the international publishing industry, keen to explore a new challenge, and excited by the opportunity to work across the range of lists at Macmillan, working dynamically on both frontlist and backlist titles.
You will also take an active role in identifying suitable new titles for world rights acquisitions and working to grow co-edition and subsidiary rights sales across Macmillan’s children’s lists.
We are looking for someone with a broad knowledge of international publishing markets, the ability to pitch books, negotiate the best possible terms and with demonstrable co-edition experience, as well as experience of selling a wide range of subrights. You must be well-organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to prioritise tasks efficiently.
Skills and experience required:
- Experience of selling co-editions and rights within a publishing environment
- Outstanding communication, sales and negotiating skills
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills
- Commercial awareness
- Fluency in a second language is desirable
- Willingness to travel regularly
- Determined, positive and a team player
- Knowledge of Biblio is desirable
This is a full time, permanent role, based in our offices in Farringdon, London, with some flexibility to work from home each week.
Salary starting from: £35,000
Closing Date: 19th August 2022
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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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