Job title: Rights Assistant
Company: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Location: Leicester LE4 1BR
Salary: £18.5k
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: [email protected]
Closing date: 24/09/2021

Job description
Department: Sales and Rights
Reports to: Senior Rights Manager, Head of Sales and Marketing
Location: Flexible

Sweet Cherry Publishing is an award-winning children’s book publisher and we’re hiring for a Rights Assistant. This entry-level role is ideal for an English, Business or Publishing graduate looking to learn more about international book markets and publishing rights while navigating a fast-paced and exciting environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the senior rights manager with account management
  • Supporting the planning and organisation of trade book fairs
  • Preparing information and files to submit to rights clients and agents
  • Supporting the negotiation of rights deals
  • Assisting with translation rights contracts and invoicing
  • Tracking submissions and inputting information into a number of databases
  • Managing the senior rights manager’s diary of meetings
  • Attending UK and international trade book fairs, as and when required
  • Researching international book markets and providing market reports
  • Supporting the sales, rights, marketing and publicity teams with admin and research tasks, as and when required

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Great geographical and foreign language knowledge
  • Passion for reading and a keen interest in book publishing
  • Energy and passion to drive the business forward
  • Excellent IT skills and experience learning new software quickly
  • An understanding of Adobe InDesign and Acrobat PDF
  • Excellent email manner and customer service skills
  • Confidence in business meetings and office environments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Great mathematic, accounting and currency skills
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • An all-rounded self starter who can hit the ground running

About Us: Sweet Cherry Publishing is an award-winning independent children’s book publisher based in Leicester. We are a small team with a big mission! We believe that all children should have access to great stories and endeavour to break down the barriers which often get in the way of reading. We are proud of our Leicester heritage and work very closely with the local community to increase literacy rates and promote reading for pleasure. We are a positive and fun team with kindness, success and collaboration at the core of our values. We are proud to represent our authors and are passionate about sharing engaging stories with children of all abilities and backgrounds.

Company Mission Statement: Bringing great stories within everyone’s reach.

Company Values: Kindness, Fun, Positivity, Collaboration, Helping Society

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Training and development
  • Free onsite parking
  • Workplace pension

Working Hours: 40 hours per week (flexible) Monday to Friday.

Core office hours: 9.30am – 4.30pm. (30 minute or 1 hour lunch unpaid)

Holiday: 20 days plus bank holidays

Starting salary: £18.5k, based on experience

Deadline to apply: 24th September 2021

To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]