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Rights Assistant, Rights, 6 MONTHS FTC

Closing date: 28th January 2022

Company: Simon & Schuster UK

Location: London (Central)

Type: Rights

Salary Description: £25,000 per annum



Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world. Our fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Colleen Hoover, Kathy Reichs and Graham Swift.  Our non-fiction list ranges from number one bestsellers Dave Grohl, Bob Mortimer and Rupi Kaur, to John Nichol, Laura Bates, Anita Anand and Walter Isaacson.

Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, with bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Adam Silvera, Rachel Renee Russell and Ben Miller. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, and Sara Ogilvie. 

Job Profile:

We have an exciting, fixed-term vacancy for a Rights Assistant to join our fast-paced, busy and dynamic team. Reporting to the Deputy Rights Director you will work across the Adult and Children’s list.

Your Role: 

You will be responsible for providing administration support to the Group Rights Director, Deputy Rights Director and Senior Rights Manager: organising business trips and book fair appointments; helping send out follow-up material; updating our submissions database, drafting contracts, liaising with international customers over file supply and generally providing administrative duties across the team.

Your Profile:  

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and a meticulous eye for detail.  This is a very busy role, and would suit someone with a positive attitude and the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate will have a passion for books and an interest in international publishing. Knowledge of a foreign language would be useful but is not essential. IT skills and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a must.

Contact Details:

Please apply by following the link to attaching your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

Please note, early applications will be prioritised.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Rights Assistant, Rights, 6 MONTHS FTC

Contract, Full-time
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Rights, Communications, Contracts, Business Development
Rights Assistant, Rights, 6 MONTHS FTC
Salary description: 
£25,000 per annum

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IT skills and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a must.