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Rights Executive, John Murray Press (Professional Lists)

Who we are and what we do

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Rights Department at Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, John Murray Press and Quercus. The Rights Department is a team of ten people, and we handle a huge variety of rights across a wide range of genres from US and translation through to film and television and we are defined by both our focus on budgets as well as strong emphasis on author and customer care.

What you’ll be doing

This is a new position supporting the Head of Rights (Professional Lists) in the sale of all rights in the John Murray Press Professional Lists which include Jessica Kingsley Publishing, John Murray Learning, Nicholas Brealey, Hodder Faith, Chambers Reference and Sheldon Press. You will be responsible for selling into co-agented translation territories as well as providing other sales and administrative support to the Head of Rights.

Who we are looking for

You will already have at least 12 month’s experience within a rights department ideally handling some selling already.  You will have excellent impressive interpersonal and negotiation skills that will help you communicate effectively with a wide range of customers and in-house colleagues as well as outstanding organisational and time-management skills.

What we offer

We are a friendly, very experienced team and are always looking for new sales channels and new ways of achieving our goals.  This is a varied and demanding role which offers a significant opportunity for growth and development within a positive and ambitious team.

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org


Salary: £24,000+ dependent on experience

Closing Date: 7th May 2021

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