What you’ll be doing

The Rights Assistant provide administrative support to the Rights team to assist in the selling of rights – maximising profit for the Division through the sub-rights and co-edition sales. To ensure that the department maintain an excellent reputation with customers and within the Division. To ensure the highest standards of author and agent care are adhered to.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an energetic, self-starter keen to learn about Rights and to help us drive our budget forwards.  

The candidate should be thorough and patient with an eye for detail.  The role would be ideal for someone with some office experience and an interest in children’s books and global sales. Fluency in at least one language would be an asset.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this:

  • 28 annual leave days per year, increases to 29 days after 2 years’ service and goes up to 30 days after 5 years’ (+ bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Rent deposit loans
  • 2 community days per year
  • Summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months)
  • Retail discounts through Hachette rewards
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Wide-ranging training library
  • Development programmes (including mentoring)
  • Up to 70% off book purchases
  • A charity bookshelf
  • 12 Staff-led employee networks that are voluntary, including Gender Balance, Thrive, Pride, All Together, Wellbeing and religious networks
  • Season ticket loans
  • And much more!

The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group is one of the largest children’s publishing companies in the UK.  We publish for every child from the very youngest with our pre-school Pat-A-Cake list, through picture books, fiction to YA.  We also sell non-fiction to all ages including to the educational market via our Franklin Watts & Wayland list.  Our highly efficient and ambitious Rights department sells rights to every corner of the globe from translation and audio to US. 

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


£26,500 (+ bonus +benefits)

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