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Senior Rights Manager / Deputy Head of Department

One of the most exciting independent publishers, focused on creating beautiful and innovative illustrated books and gifts for children and adults, is looking for a senior foreign rights salesperson to join and make an impact as part of their supportive and ambitious rights team. 

Your primary focus is to sell co-editions and rights around the world, facilitating on-going and new orders. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide and exciting range of books, particularly children's, fiction and nonfiction, commercial, novelty and gift – spanning the entire catalogue!

You will be expert in maintaining and solidifying relationships, while securing the best possible deals. Equipped with an excellent understanding of global markets and customers’ you have demonstrable experience of identifying new commercial opportunities to support the wider list growth strategy, collaborating with internal teams and senior management. All aspects of the sales process are your bread-and-butter, from pitching, to presenting, through to negotiations and account management. 

Key Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Excellence in relationships management 
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable 
  • Agile communicator with a knack for customer presentations 
  • Familiar with publishing systems and Excel 
  • Adaptability to changing markets and businesses

Market knowledge of Latin America, France and Scandinavaia may be of particular interest, however this is an exciting and unique opportunity as the role can be tailored in both territory responsibilities and seniority for the right person. Based on the needs of the team and company, travel to book fairs and customer visits may be required.

Please reach out to Charlotte charlotte@wonderfulideasproject.com with your CV for more information about this opportunity. 

At Wonderful, we are dedicated to promoting diversity in all its forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that promotes equal opportunities for wonderful people. We actively encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply and warmly welcome all individuals with exceptional abilities, irrespective of their background.

 

Senior Rights Manager / Deputy Head of Department

Full-time
Children's Publishing, Trade
Foreign Rights, Management, Sales, Administration
Salary description: 
£40-£50k DOE

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