Rights Executive/Senior Rights Executive, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Who we are and what we do
Jessica Kingsley Publishing is a growing, global company that has a strong social justice agenda and is committed to publishing books that make a difference to people’s lives. We publish in the social and mental health sciences for professionals and general readers and have a market leading portfolio of books on the autism spectrum. More recently we’ve broken new ground with our publishing in gender diversity and Chinese medicine under the Singing Dragon imprint. We’re based in London with an office in Philadelphia and are part of the John Murray Press division of the Hachette Group
What you’ll be doing
Your role will:
- give you ownership of selling rights worldwide, directly and via-sub-agents, for the JKP and Singing Dragon lists
- encompass a wide range of responsibilities including identifying new markets, attending major international bookfairs, creating sales materials, drafting contracts and management of the rights database
- enable you to develop and nurture good relationships with customers from around the world, creating interest and excitement for our products in new territories
- give you the opportunity to influence new product development and ensure projects are shaped to maximise rights potential
Who we’re looking for
We’d love to hear from you if you have:
- at least 12 months’ experience in selling foreign rights
- impressive interpersonal and negotiation skills that will help you communicate effectively with a wide range of customers and in-house colleagues
- a commercial mindset so that you can strategically prioritise leads that will most benefit the business
- an ambitious drive to beat revenue targets
- a good instinct for spotting new opportunities and a proactive and determined nature to follow up on leads
- outstanding organisational and time-management skills
- proficiency in one or more foreign languages
What we offer
We offer a friendly, collaborative environment where you will have the opportunity to shape and grow JKP’s rights business. You will be working with a highly motivated team of colleagues who believe passionately in empowering individuals to change society. As part of Hachette, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes. Employees also receive generous discounts on Hachette products and have access to a wide range of staff networks that support Hachette’s Diversity and Inclusion aim to be the Employer of Choice for ALL people.
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 an 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.