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Rights Assistant (Northern Europe) - DK International

Are you an enthusiastic book lover who would like to start their publishing journey in sales at the world’s leading illustrated non-fiction publisher? DK is looking for a motivated Rights Assistant to join our Northern Europe team, part of our International Sales division. 

Our International division, made up of c.60 people globally, is a fun, friendly and diverse bunch responsible for selling our beautiful books across the world. Working in close collaboration with the immediate team of four people, this administrative support position calls for an individual who is inquisitive, proactive and eager to expand their knowledge and learn about Sales and Publishing.  Reporting into the Rights Manager, key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing excellent customer care: proactive trouble-shooting, answering questions on files, dates, process, editorial/translation feedback, in conjunction with your manager
  • Ordering and supplying sales materials to customers
  • Liaising with Production colleagues to track individual printings for your customers through to successful delivery
  • Drafting contracts
  • Communicating with and building independent, trusted relationships with your country/regional customers from the get-go
  • Supporting the team with any preparation for business trips/ bookfairs

This role will suit an expert organiser who is able to manage multiple tasks efficiently. Excellent communication skills are essential as you will engage with international customers and colleagues throughout the company, acting as the first point of contact and linchpin for the team.  Although not mandatory, fluency in a second language would be a valuable asset in this division.

If you are a true team player ready to roll up your sleeves, have a love for books and an ambition to pursue a career in Sales, we want to hear from you.

Please submit your most recent CV and cover letter detailing your salary expectations and why you want to work for DK.

Closing date for applications: 26th May 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

Rights Assistant (Northern Europe) - DK International

DK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Rights, Communications
Rights Assistant (Northern Europe) - DK International

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Excellent communication skills are essential as you will engage with international customers and colleagues throughout the company, acting as the first point of contact and linchpin for the team