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International Rights Assistant

- Full-time, permanent
- Salary: £26,000
- Hybrid working potential, based in Central London
- Closing date: 8 November 2023

World-renowned illustrated publisher Thames & Hudson is looking for an International Rights Assistant with a passion for illustrated publishing. Reporting to the Director of International Rights and Acquisitions you will be responsible for the accurate fulfilment of foreign language co-edition and licence agreements and will provide full administrative back-up to our Rights Executives. This role will involve regular liaison with other in-house departments, including finance, editorial, design, marketing & publicity, production, and picture research, as well as with external publishers. We are therefore looking for a team player with great communication skills.

The role

  • Providing full administrative back-up to the Rights Executives, ensuring accurate fulfilment of all co-edition and licence sales
  • Raising, sending and tracking orders, contracts and invoices
  • Sending out translation materials and answering editorial and production queries
  • Liaising daily with publishers via e-mail, phone and video conferencing
  • Tracking production of co-editions, monitoring schedules
  • Checking foreign language files, sending out printing materials for approval and arranging shipping of finished books
  • Maintaining departmental spreadsheets to track co-edition and licence sales, schedules, invoicing and payments

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Office experience, including good keyboard and computer skills
  • Intermediate ability with MS Office, especially Excel
  • Publishing qualification and/or some previous publishing experience would be desirable, preferably gained in a sales or production environment
  • European languages (preferred but not essential) and an interest in working with people from other countries and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills – both written and spoken
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Attention to detail and a high standard of accuracy
  • Numeracy and commercial awareness

At Thames & Hudson, we believe that employing a diverse workforce is essential to succeed and selection decisions are based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from everyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion or belief.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements above to Sophie Castle, The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th November 2023.

Some of the benefits of working at Thames & Hudson:

Apart from working with a highly talented and creative bunch of people, we offer:
• 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Profit share scheme
• Interest-free loan for rent deposit or season travel ticket
• Discounts off our lovely T&H books and co-editions
• Generous pension contributions
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Free entry into hundreds of museums and galleries, nationwide

And more!

International Rights Assistant

Thames & Hudson, United Kingdom
Full-time, Permanent
International Rights Assistant
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