Senior Rights Manager, Maternity Cover Contract

Senior Rights Manager


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 Senior Rights Manager to join the busy and successful Rights team at Macmillan Children’s Books for a maternity cover contract, with the opportunity to sell across our novelty, picture book, fiction and non-fiction lists. You will be responsible for co-edition and sub-licence sales in agreed territories, and you must have a proven publishing rights background with at least 5 years of co-editions sales experience. The role will involve international travel, and applicants should ideally speak another language. You should have plenty of self-initiative, be a great team player and have excellent communication skills.

Key duties:

  • Sell co-edition and translation rights across all children’s books lists covering all genres including novelty, board books, picture books, non-fiction and fiction. 
  • Maximise rights sales turnover and profit for agreed territories, reaching and exceeding sales targets
  • Research and identify prospective new customers and exploit potential for sales growth
  • Build relationships with new and existing customers
  • Attend book fairs and undertake regular sales trips to allocated territories
  • Liaise closely with colleagues across editorial, design and production to ensure the success of co-edition printings


Experience / skills required:

  • Extensive co-editions sales experience
  • Solid fiction rights sales experience 
  • Proven organisational and time management skills
  • First-class communication and negotiation skills and fluent written and spoken English
  • Fluency in a second language, Spanish highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Determined, positive and a team player
  • Good working knowledge of Biblio


This role is a maternity cover role and will be for a fixed term of 8 months.


The position is 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/025/19 via email to [email protected]


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Closing date: 7th 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.