Senior Rights Manager, Hachette Children's Group (Parental Leave Cover)
Who we are and what we do
Hachette Children’s Group is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages and interests. Across its imprints, Hachette Children’s Group publishes a diverse range of books to cater for every child, including picture books, fiction, non-fiction and series and licensed publishing. We are the home of award-winning bestsellers such as Cressida Cowell, Patrice Lawrence, Onjali Q Raúf, Dermot O’Leary, Lauren Child and Francesca Simon.
What you’ll be doing
Working across our fiction lists and Enid Blyton Entertainment, the Senior Rights Manager will be responsible for exceeding revenue targets for global translation markets. Reporting to the Group Rights Director, you will be responsible for the line management of two Rights sellers.
Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate will have a passion for children’s fiction. You will be a determined, positive and commercial sales person with at least five years’ experience in foreign rights and coedition sales. Prior experience of personnel management is a prerequisite. You will need to be a team player with an eye for detail, the ability to use your own initiative and strong organisational and time-management skills. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of customers and in-house colleagues. Proficiency in one or more foreign languages would be a distinct advantage.
What we offer
Hachette Children’s is based at Hachette UK’s riverside headquarters in London and is home to a creative, committed and convivial team of talented colleagues, working together to publish great books we love. This full-time role comes with a competitive salary and benefits package, and access to the best roof garden in town.
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.
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