Rights Assistant

Rights Assistant


Macmillan Children's Books


Macmillan Children’s Books is a division of Pan Macmillan and is one of the UK’s leading children’s publishers, creating great stories for all ages for over 150 years.


This is an exciting opportunity for a Rights Assistant to join the busy and successful Rights team at Macmillan Children’s Books providing administrative support for the team.


The Rights Department is responsible for the sale of co-edition and subsidiary rights for the Macmillan Children’s Books, Two Hoots, Campbell and Kingfisher imprints around the world. Our lists include award-winning picture books, novelty titles, non-fiction and fiction books.


Key duties:

  • General admin support for all co-edition and license sales 

  • General departmental administration

  • Data imputing and report generating 

  • Compilation of monthly sales report 

  • Organization of book fair and sales trip schedules 

  • Sending out follow up material after book fairs and sales trips 

  • Supporting and administrating some of the fulfilment process

  • Liaising with production regarding customer packing and shipping requirements

  • Liaising with accounts regarding customer invoicing 

  • Drafting of contracts for all co-edition and license deals 

  • Sale of permissions and drawing up of permissions agreements

  • Attending Bookfairs and carrying out reception duties


Experience / skills required:

  • Knowledge / experience of Publishing, ideally Rights and/or Permissions

  • Desire to work in a busy international sales department 

  • Highly computer literate, with particularly strong skills in MS Office. Knowledge of Biblio is desirable 

  • Able to demonstrate excellent written, verbal and numerical skills 

  • Able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills within a busy environment, particularly managing and prioritising own workload

  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team 

  • Problem solving skills 

  • Knowledge of a foreign language desirable 

  • Experience of working in a similar environment / office work experience desirable 


This role will be based at our stunning new offices in Farringdon.

To apply, please submit your named CV and named covering letter confirming your current salary and notice period, quoting reference PAN/024/19 via email to [email protected]


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Closing date: 13th November 2019

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.