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Rights Manager (13-month FTC)

Do you have great sales experience? Do you know how to set a compelling and ambitious strategy? Are you a strong negotiator, able to influence at all levels?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Rights Manager to join the Penguin Random House Children’s team on a fixed term contract basis to cover a period of parental leave, for 13 months, starting in August.

The Opportunity

If you have a pro-active and opportunistic approach to selling, a drive to achieve growth and the ability to maintain excellent relationships, then you could thrive in the highly driven PRH Children’s Rights team. We sell some of the world’s biggest brands and authors from Peter Rabbit and Bluey to New York Times’ bestselling fiction like The Swifts.

The role involves selling rights to the Nordic markets and being the brand lead on key areas of the PRH Children’s book list. In addition to driving growth in your markets, you will also set a growth strategy for the brands you lead on, working closely with editors and other key stakeholders.

This would be a perfect next step for a Senior Rights Executive or current Rights Manager looking for a new challenge.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and sell rights and co-edition deals skilfully and ambitiously, maximising sales growth potential through personal contact at bookfairs, author events, sales trips or year-round submissions.

  • Maintain sophisticated product and market knowledge to provide impactful data led feedback for rights potential in given markets for acquisition.

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with customers and literary scouts, displaying strong organisation, a growth mindset and collaborative interpersonal skills.

  • Set strategy and work with team to deliver growth for your brand lead areas, working with editorial, design and agents/licensors to ensure that we’re maximising the potential for each brand.

Candidate profile

  • Solid rights experience including experience selling co-editions.

  • A strong negotiator with excellent influencing skills at all levels and a flair for selling.

  • Strong pitching, presentation, sales and deal management skills.

  • A willing, flexible project manager with strong administrative and organisation skills and the ability to endorse and adapt to change and handle competing priorities or challenging situations under pressure whilst delivering to deadlines and to budget.

About Penguin:

We’re the UK’s largest publisher; made up of some 2,000 people and publishing over 1,500 books each year. Our doors are open to all kinds of talent. In a constantly evolving industry, we work hard to stretch the definition of the word publisher. Here, you’ll work with a breadth of talent who all play their part to make each of our books a success. Together, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone.

How to apply: Please apply with your CV & Cover Letter by 23:59 on Monday 27th May.

Salary: Circa £34,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role.

Competitive benefits package: Our people are the heart of our business, and we work hard to support a culture of responsibility and recognition.

Our benefits include:

  • Financial – income protection, life assurance, childcare allowance

  • Wellbeing - healthcare cash plan, critical illness cover, health checks

  • Lifestyle – enhanced parental leave, tech scheme,

For our full benefits list please visit:

Hybrid working: While our offices across the UK are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility around where you work is just as important. For this role we expect that you will come to our office in London three days a week, with Tuesday and Wednesday as core days.

The recruitment process: You can read about our recruitment process at

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 encourage you to tell us about any reasonable adjustments you may need by emailing Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your request.

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 Manager (13-month FTC)

Contract, Full-time
Administration, Publishing, Rights, Co-editions Rights & Permissions, Management, Communications
Rights Manager (13-month FTC)
Salary description: 
Circa £34,000 depending on how your skills and experience align with the role.

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Solid rights experience including experience selling co-editions. A strong negotiator with excellent influencing skills at all levels and a flair for selling.