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Rights Assistant

Nosy Crow is looking to recruit a Rights Assistant to support a dynamic and collaborative Foreign Rights team responsible for selling translation rights to publishers around the world. Nosy Crow is a multi-award winning, independent children’s publishing company based in London. We make child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books for ages 0-12. The Rights team has received numerous accolades, most recently winning the International Award at the 2021 Independent Publisher’s Guild Awards and Rights Team of the Year at the 2021 British Book Awards. This is your opportunity to be part of and contribute to the team’s continuing success in this fast-paced international area of our business.

Purpose of the Job:

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Rights Manager and will provide administrative support to all four members of the team, travelling to Bologna and Frankfurt Book Fairs and other key territories (language depending).

Key responsibilities and tasks will range from pitching books to foreign customers, liaising with overseas publishers and with Nosy Crow’s production, design and editorial teams to ensure the smooth running of co-edition print runs and translation deals, to creating rights appointment schedules for book fairs and sales trips, collating and submitting digital sales material and sample copies, updating sales databases and providing general administrative support as required by the Rights department.

Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

  • Perfect written and spoken English
  • Language skills (essential) – we are seeking Japanese, Korean, Polish and/or Portuguese speakers in particular
  • Team-player with excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and an eye for detail
  • The ability to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Strong sales interest
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Strong interest in publishing, particularly children’s books

No prior publishing experience is necessary in order to apply for the role.

The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.

We are flexible with time frames and are more focused on finding the right candidate, so if you are not available immediately but are interested in the role then please do not be deterred from applying.

Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

The Nosy Crow salary for people entering publishing at an entry level position exceeds London Living Wage. For all jobs, including this one, salaries are dependent on skills and experience.

If this sounds like you, please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words outlining why you think you would be the perfect candidate for this exciting new opportunity to Felicity Culley ( We really look forward to reading your application.

The closing date for applications midnight GMT on Monday 14th February 2022.

Rights Assistant

Nosy Crow, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Foreign Rights, Publishing, Rights, Communications, Conference and Events, Business Development
Rights Assistant

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