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Senior Rights Executive/ Rights Manager, Hachette Children’s Group

Senior Rights Executive/Rights Manager

Hachette Children’s Group

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and successful individual to join one of the UK’s leading children’s book publishers.

Hachette Children’s Group, part of Hachette UK, the UK’s leading book publisher, is proud to publish many top authors and illustrators including Lauren Child, Cressida Cowell, Jim Field, Kes Gray and Mick Inkpen.

We are looking for an experienced Rights professional to sell rights to HCG’s illustrated publishing across a range of designated territories. A love of children’s books, enthusiasm for selling and a strong understanding of customer care are essential. A strong track record in securing profitable deals and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in selling co-editions and subrights are also required. The role will involve travel to the major international book fairs in addition to several sales trips throughout the year.

The successful candidate will report to the Rights Director and will work closely with other members of the team to deliver strategy across HCG’s picture book and non-fiction publishing. You will need to be a team player with an eye for detail, the ability to use your own initiative and possess strong organisational and time-management skills. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of customers and in-house colleagues. Fluency in one or more foreign languages would be an advantage. Excellent PC skills and an effective email and telephone manner are essential.

If you believe you have the qualities and experience we are looking for, please apply in writing with a full CV, covering letter with referee and salary details to: Alternatively, send to: HR Department, HUK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

Closing date: 4th March 2019

Salary: £27,000-35,000 (depending on experience)

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Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.