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Children’s Rights Agent (Fixed Term Contract)

David Higham Associates is looking for a Translation Rights Agent to join its dynamic, busy team on a fixed term contract to cover a maternity leave.

Representing DHA’s prestigious children’s list in translation, the successful applicant will have a passion for children’s books and experience of selling rights across major international markets. Determined, proactive and ambitious, you will have outstanding communication, sales and negotiation skills. You know how to build and maintain excellent relationships with clients, publishers, scouts and co-agents and have the commercial awareness to identify sales opportunities and close deals.

You will also be highly self-motivated, organised and efficient, along with being a strong team-player. Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Liaising with primary agents about material, upcoming titles and submission strategies
  • Managing submissions across territories, both direct and co-agented
  • Negotiating deal terms and strong knowledge of translation contracts
  • Communicating with clients about offers, jackets, publication strategy, international interviews and festivals etc.
  • Preparing for and attendance at relevant book fairs and undertaking international sales trips (if the prevailing Covid-19 situation allows)

The role will be based out of our Central London office, with combination of office/home working on a schedule to be agreed. We are offering a salary of £30,000 to £35,000pa, depending on experience.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, along with details of your current salary and notice period to Alice Howe ( The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd September 2021. DHA reserves the right to close the application process early if we have found the right candidate.

DHA welcomes applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. All applicants will be considered on merit.

David Higham Associates represents an outstanding range of writers across all genres, in all media and languages and has a particular specialism in children’s authors and illustrators.  We represent titles across the entire children’s book spectrum, from board book, novelty and picture books, through young fiction and Middle Grade to teen and YA novels.  Our clients include Cressida Cowell, Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Jacqueline Wilson and Jonathan Stroud.

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Children’s Rights Agent (Fixed Term Contract)

David Higham Associates, London
Contract, Full-time, Maternity Contract
Administration, Events, Publishing, Strategy, Rights, Communications, Conference and Events, Contracts, Business Development
Children’s Rights Agent (Fixed Term Contract)
Salary description: 
£30,000 to £35,000pa, depending on experience

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