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Rights Assistant

Nosy Crow is looking to recruit a Rights Assistant to join our rights team. 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.

As the role requires communication with publishers from all around the world, we are looking for an individual who is fluent in English, competent in a second language and is interested to use their linguistic abilities in a professional capacity.

No prior publishing experience is required for the role.

Purpose of the Job:

You will provide administrative support in a fast-paced environment, which will offer huge insight into how children’s publishing works. You will have the opportunity to use your language skills in a professional environment and in supporting a team of four individuals who travel frequently, you will be responsible for providing administrative support to facilitate these trips, which will be invaluable for future roles in a rights department.

We are a busy and dynamic team and we value the experience and creative input that we can each provide.  You’ll need to be flexible, determined and personable. You should have a keen eye for detail and enjoy working as part of a team.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

Communicating with international publishers on a daily basis in order to gather their feedback on previously submitted titles, to submit new titles and to distribute physical/digital material.

Conducting research into new markets and new publishers.

Attending publisher and scout meetings with other members of the rights department.

Pitching books to publishers when required and offering feedback to editorial teams in order to enhance the international appeal of our titles.

Organising rights trips including travel arrangements, meeting schedules and material preparation.

Working with Nosy Crow’s production, design and editorial teams to ensure the smooth running of co-edition print runs and translation deals.

Updating sales databases including biblio and excel spreadsheets.

Providing general administrative support.

Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

Perfect written and spoken English

Competency in a language other than English – Korean, Japanese and Portuguese are particularly interesting to us, but all languages are desirable

Confidence in building and maintaining relationships with international publishers and other rights contacts

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

A keen interest in children’s books

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.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in and will stop accepting applications after midnight GMT on Sunday 4th September 2022.

Rights Assistant

Nosy Crow, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Rights, Communications, Business Development
Rights Assistant

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Perfect written and spoken English Competency in a language other than English – Korean, Japanese and Portuguese are particularly interesting to us, but all languages are desirable