Rights Manager, Penguin Random House Children’s – London

Do you have experience in foreign book markets? What about children’s books? If you are highly motivated, ambitious and looking for your next role at Rights, we might have the role for you.

We are looking to recruit a Rights Officer to join our world record team which publishes a wide range of emerging and award-winning authors and illustrators including Stephen and Lucy Hawking, Femi Fadugba, Helen Oxenbury, Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, as well as global brands such as Tom Fletcher, Spot and Peter Rabbit.

You will be responsible for sales in Israel, Greece, Turkey, Wales and the rest of the world, maximizing revenue and profits from co-publishing and rights sales across our exciting portfolio . You will also manage reprints for two of our largest and most profitable global brands, Peter Rabbit and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, working with the reprint team to deliver our ambitious growth plans.

This role will report to the Director of Rights with whom you will work closely to support the implementation of our growth strategy and our team’s budget. Responsibilities will include being the co-publishing lead, ensuring the team provides best in class customer service, liaising with key stakeholders including royalty and credit control, monthly reports and supporting data and financial analysis.

You will develop and consolidate new and existing business partnerships as needed to support Rights’ growth and represent the company at book fairs. You will have the flexibility to undertake business trips as and when required. For this reason, excellent customer service skills are a must.

This team represents a rapidly growing industry, so it’s the perfect opportunity for a rights assistant looking for the next step or an executive looking for a new challenge. Either way, you’ll have a solid rights foundation and be able to demonstrate previous experience selling rights. You will have a thorough understanding of the principles of selling international rights and be a confident negotiator.

We need someone who is a strong team player, but who can just as easily work on his own initiative. Good communication skills are essential as you will not only liaise with other departments, but you will nurture external relationships and also be proactive in making new business savvy contacts. Proficiency in Excel would be desirable.

This role will be based at our Embassy Gardens office. We are currently testing hybrid working and we can discuss exactly this during the recruitment process.

If this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply with your CV and cover letter before the end of the day on Monday July 18.

What you can expect from us:

Salary: £27,000 – £28,000 depending on how well your skills and experience match the position.
Our employees are at the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

• 27 days of paid vacation in the first year (plus public holidays), increasing by one day per year up to 30 days
• Medical cover
• Life insurance
• Cycle to Work program
• Discounted gym membership
• Generous pension plan
• Summer working hours (depending on role)
• Volunteer policy and charitable twinning
• Employee Assistance Program
• Mentoring program
• Extended and gender-neutral parental leave
• Access to books and eBooks through Penguin Random House UK
• Each site has first aiders trained in mental health
• We plant a tree for each new employee of our company

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and differences are celebrated.

As a Disability Confident Committed organization, we are involved in providing an interview program. This is where candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for the position can register to access the next stage of recruitment. There may be situations where the volume of applicants means that we cannot interview all eligible applicants. We want to ensure that candidates with disabilities can perform at their best at every stage of the recruitment journey. If you need any adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to contact us at http://[email protected]

Remember, you only have to share what you are comfortable with so we can support your fit request. Read more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability

We work in partnership with The Book Trade Charity, which provides financial assistance to people wishing to enter the publishing industry. you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

Please note that we are unable to accept agency CVs for this position. Any resume submitted speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


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