Rights Executive (Watkins Media, full-time)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Rights Executive to join our London team.

Watkins Media consists of 4 imprints: Watkins (a leading publisher of personal development and mind, body, spirit books); Nourish Books (focusing on well-being and healthy cookery); Angry Robot Books (an award-winning publisher of science fiction and fantasy books); and Repeater (Radical Politics, Fiction and Philosophy).

You will be responsible for selling co-editions and licensing rights in specified territories (including but not limited to: Italy, Eastern Europe and Japan) and will be responsible for managing your relationships with customers, and finding new customers. You will work closely with the Rights Manager, organising book fairs and preparing Rights Guides and
newsletters.

You will work with the Editorial team and develop new opportunities for rights sales across the list. You will liaise with the Production department to fulfil co-edition orders and be expected to go on 3-4 foreign trips per year.

You should have previous experience of co-editions, negotiation and sales of licenses, (including drafting contracts, and invoicing) and the ability to work independently. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, along with the ability to prioritise, and work well under pressure.

Experience with Biblio, Bradbury Philips, InDesign, and SAGE would also be an advantage. A willingness to learn and to take instruction well, along with enthusiasm and a sunny disposition also appreciated.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to jenna.brown@watkinspublishing.com

Please state your current salary, along with notice period. The deadline for applications is Monday 22nd April.


Rolling 2-week work experience placements

We are always looking for enthusiastic graduates who would like to gain work experience in publishing. For more information, please send your CV along with a covering letter to enquiries@watkinspublishing.com

Thank you for your interest in Watkins Publishing Limited.