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Rights Executive, Penguin Random House Children's

Do you have experience in foreign book markets? What about children’s books? If you’re highly driven, ambitious, and looking for your next role in Rights, we could have the role for you.

We are looking to recruit a Rights Executive to join our world record-breaking team who publish a wide range of debut and award-winning authors and illustrators, including Stephen and Lucy Hawking, Femi Fadugba, Helen Oxenbury, Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, as well global brands such as Tom Fletcher, Spot and Peter Rabbit. 

You will be responsible for sales to Israel, Greece, Turkey, Wales and Rest of World, maximising co-edition and rights sales turnover and profit across our exciting portfolio. You will also manage reprints for two of our most important and lucrative global brands, Peter Rabbit and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, working with the reprint squad to deliver on our ambitious growth plans.

This role will report into the Rights Director who you will work with closely to support the implementation of our growth strategy and team budget. Responsibilities will include being the Co-edition Lead, ensuring the team delivers best in class customer service, liaising with key stakeholders including Royalties and Credit control, monthly reporting and supporting data and financial analysis.

You will develop and consolidate new and existing business partnerships as required to support Rights growth and will represent the company at book fairs. You will get the opportunity to undertake business trips as and when required. Because of this, excellent customer service skills are a must.

This team represent a rapidly growing business area, so this is the perfect opportunity for a Rights Assistant looking for that next step, or an Executive looking for a fresh challenge. Either way, you will have solid grounding in rights and be able to demonstrate previous rights sales experience. You will have a thorough understanding of the principles of selling international rights and will be a confident negotiator.

We need someone who is a solid team player, but who can just as happily work off their own initiative. Good communication skills are essential, as you will not only be liaising with other departments but sustaining external relationships and being proactive about making new, business-savvy contacts too. Proficiency in Excel would be desirable.

This role will be based at our Embassy Gardens office. We are currently trialling hybrid working and exactly how this will look can be discussed during the recruitment process. 

If this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply with your CV and cover letter by the end of the day on Monday 18th July.

What you can expect from us:

Salary: £27,000  - £28,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role.
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

 •   27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview. We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Rights Executive, Penguin Random House Children's

Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Administration, Executive, Publishing, Rights, Communications, Sales, Business Development
Reference: 
Rights Executive, Penguin Random House Children's
Salary description: 
£27,000 - £28,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role.

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solid grounding in rights and be able to demonstrate previous rights sales experience. You will have a thorough understanding of the principles of selling international rights and will be a confident negotiator.