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Rights Executive, Penguin Random House Children's (fixed term contract)

Penguin Random House Children’s division are looking for a Rights Executive with specific focus on Italy, Turkey, Greece, Baltics, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Israel and some domestic rights. This role would suit a sales professional with experience in foreign markets, looking for a change or a step up in their career. In this role you’ll be selling rights across all of the Children’s imprints encompassing Ladybird, pre-school, picture books, fiction, and classic brands. You’ll have the chance to sell translation rights and co-editions for established global brands, but also exciting up and coming debut authors and illustrators. 

We’re looking for someone with a successful track record in selling a diverse and exciting list, from high profile authors to novelty preschool and YA fiction. Direct experience of building and driving co-edition printings is essential. Ideally, you will have an existing range of contacts of international publishers and the ability to research and identify prospective new customers. Foreign travel to book fairs and customer visits is required.

The successful candidate will be a strong negotiator, and confident at building and maintaining internal and external relationships.  Part of the role encompasses being a rights team ambassador for publishing projects within the children’s division, and will require strategic ideas to help drive sales. You’ll also need to have a collaborative and positive approach to all aspects of the role. We are a busy sales team - an entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude is essential.  

About Us

Penguin Random House Children’s is a leading publisher of children’s books, encompassing the whole reading experience from pre-school, picture books to teenage fiction. We publish a wide range of award winning authors and illustrators, including Tom Fletcher, Ed Vere, Roald Dahl, Anthony Browne and Helen Oxenbury as well global brands such as Peppa Pig and Peter Rabbit. We offer a large range of benefits including flexible working, pension, medical cover, extended parental leave, high street discounts, and charity matching.

Closing date is 9th February. This is a secondment cover to last until end of Feb 2021.

Department:          Penguin Random House Children's Rights

This role is currently based at our offices in the Strand. As part of our company wide office move in Spring – Summer 2020 this role will be moving to our Vauxhall Bridge Road offices in Pimlico. 

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: WC2R 0RL 

Job ID: 61765

Rights Executive, Penguin Random House Children's (fixed term contract)

Penguin Random House Group, London
Contract, Full-time, Temporary
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Events, Executive, Foreign Rights, Rights, Co-editions Rights & Permissions, Foreign Rights & Permissions, Conference and Events, Digital Rights