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Rights Assistant, Hachette Children's Group

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

What you’ll be doing

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Hachette Children’s Group Rights team. The Rights Assistant will provide administrative support to account managers as they focus their efforts on continuous customer care and securing sales. The role will involve a variety of tasks including: processing contracts, raising invoices, logging submissions on our databases, preparing presentations to customers and coordinating sales material for international book fairs.

Who we are looking for

This is an entry-level position. We are looking for a candidate with experience and skills in the following:

  • An interest in the global children’s publishing market
  • The ability to use own initiative with strong time-management skills
  • A team player who is highly organised and dependable to join our hardworking department
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of customers and in-house colleagues
  • Excellent PC skills and an effective email and telephone manner are essential
  • Fluency in one or more languages – with Mandarin particularly advantageous
  • Ideally be able to start in July 2021

What we offer

This is an opportunity to join one of the most successful publishing companies working in a dynamic, supportive and friendly team.

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House. with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group publishes highly successful brands such as Famous Five, Oi Frog, How To Train Your Dragon, and many bestselling writers and illustrators including David Almond, Lauren Child, Cressida Cowell and Jim Field. Our titles have won major UK children's book awards.

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.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

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