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Foreign Rights Assistant, Orion

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Who we are and what we do

This is an exciting opportunity to join the subsidiary rights department at The Orion Publishing Group.  We are a small, dynamic team working across all imprints, namely Orion Fiction, Gollancz, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Trapeze, Seven Dials and Orion Spring.  We handle a huge variety of rights across a wide range of genres from US and translation through to film and television and we are defined by both our focus on budgets as well as strong emphasis on author and customer care.    

What you’ll be doing

The position will provide administrative support to the rights managers as they focus their efforts on securing rights sales.  Duties will include preparing contracts, presentations, reports, reversions, renewals, selling production materials and handling Orion’s permission requests.  You will work closely with almost every department in the company and with a wide range of customers. 

Who we’re looking for

The successful candidate will report to the Foreign Rights Director and will need to be a team player with an eye for detail, the ability to use their own initiative and have strong organisational and time-management skills.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with our customers and in-house colleagues.  You will have good negotiation skills or at least be happy to learn as the role incorporates a number of selling elements which contribute significantly to the departmental budgets. 

What we offer

We are a friendly, very experienced team and are always looking for new sales channels and new ways of achieving our goals.  Rights at Orion are an important part of the company strategy and this affords us great opportunity to work with some outstanding authors and on some of the most exciting publishing around.  The strength of our portfolio means that we are always on the list for visiting foreign publishers and film and TV scouts, as well as the UK press and other media outlets.   

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role.  This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed.  This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.

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