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International Rights Executive

Are you a super organised and proactive Rights/Sales Assistant ready to take on your own international accounts to help further grow our business and build a career in foreign rights? Or maybe you’re already an Executive looking for a new challenge?  If the answer is yes, check out our latest role…

Our International Sales division made up of c.60 people around the world has a Rights team like no other.  We are on the lookout for a confident and enthusiastic individual to join us in identifying, developing and maximising sales opportunities for our adult and children’s lists in the Northern European markets.

As Rights Executive, you will be responsible for supporting the Northern European team with their deals and also be accountable for your own customers and sales. This will involve:

  • Preparing meeting agendas; presenting to and conversing with customers; quoting; supplying title materials
  • Liaising with internal departments and colleagues to answer customer queries
  • Independently following up on meetings and queries, seeking decisions, negotiating, closing sales 
  • Post-sales production tracking (coeditions, royalty agreements, and contract queries) and general customer care
  • Preparing and inputting business forecasts
  • All related administrative and files tasks related to your market area of responsibility

To succeed in the role, you will need to be a sales-oriented individual with an inquisitive and analytical mindset who naturally takes the initiative to seek out and identify potential trends that can be developed and exploited.  Able to embrace change and look for ways to improve processes, you will have a meticulous eye for detail, possess a ‘can-do’ attitude and have a good commercial instinct.

Working with an array of people, internally, externally and internationally, both virtually and in-person, you will have fantastic communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships and get your energy from talking to people.  This is a busy role that will suit a motivated self-starter who can work to tight deadlines, multitask and stay ahead of the game.

Occasional international travel may be required to meet with your customers, including at international book fairs.  Prior knowledge of the Biblio publishing system would be an advantage, as is having another language skill, although not essential.

If you are still reading this and like the sound of what we have to offer, please apply in writing with your most recent CV and cover letter clearly stating why you are suitable for this position.

Closing date for applications: 12 February 2024

We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our people, some of which are:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Volunteering policy and charity matching
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 60% discount on company books
  • Cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership
  • Flex fridays (1pm Finish*)
  • Shopping discounts 
  • Up to 30 days remote working from abroad

And we plant a tree for every new employee to our business!

DK is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the varied communities that read our books across the world. We encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of age, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or social background. DK is proud to announce that we have adopted The Halo Code.

DK supports flexible working and has introduced a new ‘smart-working’ policy with a hybrid approach of working weekly from home and in DK’s office.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade, but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews or undertaking internships. For more information, visit

*Subject to certain criteria being met.

About our Company: 

We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

We are the world's leading illustrated publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann, creating cutting-edge design and stunning visual books for the whole family. We are passionate about inspiring curiosity and bring people to books through their thirst for knowledge. With a global book loving community of over 800 colleagues in the UK, US, Germany, India, China, Spain and Australia, we produce books in over 100 countries and over 60 languages. Find out more on

International Rights Executive

DK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Foreign Rights, Publishing, Rights, Communications, Sales
International Rights Executive

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To succeed in the role, you will need to be a sales-oriented individual with an inquisitive and analytical mindset who naturally takes the initiative to seek out and identify potential trends that can be developed and exploited.