Rights Assistant

Rights Assistant 


Macmillan Children’s Books Rights Department



Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, Bello, Macmillan Children's Books and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan is part of the worldwide Macmillan Publishing Group. We have recently been awarded Publisher of the Year for the second time in three years.

Pan Macmillan is looking for a Rights Assistant to provide administrative support to the Children’s Rights team.

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

This role includes:
Administrative support for the sale of all co-edition and subsidiary rights deals, including raising contracts and liaising with accounts to raise invoices
Liaising with customers and the production department regarding customer’s packing, shipping and other post-deal requirements
Keeping the rights database up to date and compiling a monthly sales report
Organization of book fair and sales trip schedules, and arranging material for these trips
Sale and administration of both print and digital permissions
General departmental administration
Attending international book fairs

The ideal candidate will:
Be fluent in a foreign language
Have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (intermediate to advanced), Outlook and Word
Be highly organized, work well under pressure and show great attention to detail
Be able to work under his/her own initiative whilst also being a team player
Be well-travelled
Have experience of working in a publishing office 
Have strong communication skills, both written and oral, as well as numeracy skills
Be hard-working, enthusiastic and professional

This role will be based at our offices in King’s Cross, London.

To apply, please send your named CV and a covering letter confirming your current salary and quoting reference PAN/019/18 via email: [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 31st March 2018

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.