Rights Manager (Parental cover), HHJQ Rights Department

We are looking to recruit a full-time Rights Manager (parental cover) (35 hours a week) 

Who we are and what we do

Hachette UK is a leading UK publishing group, made up of ten autonomous publishing divisions and over fifty imprints with a rich and diverse literary history. Hachette UK aims to be the publisher and employer of choice for all people, and is a dynamic, fun place to work, where we are committed to Changing the Story. HHJQ consists of Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, John Murray Press and Quercus. The Rights team works to maximise the revenue potential of company products through rights and licensing deals.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Rights Director, you will be covering a parental leave working in the HHJQ Rights Department. This is a key role in the Rights Department, and you will be selling translation rights into all our sub-agented territories across the Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing, John Murray Press & Quercus Books list, as well as selling serial rights directly for the Hodder & Stoughton list.  The role involves foreign travel as well as attending the London and Frankfurt book fairs.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, organised, confident and commercially aware Rights Professional with substantial experience in rights or licensing. Excellent communication and negotiation skills along with enthusiasm for selling and strong understanding of customer and author care are fundamental to this role.  With the ability to quickly build relationships both internally and with external contacts, you will have a proven track record in selling rights.  A keen eye for detail and the ability to manage and prioritise a demanding workload are essential.

What we offer

In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package together with a creative and exciting working environment. Holiday leave is set to 25 days and Bank holidays.

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.


Closing date: 28th February

Salary: £30,000- £36,000 (depending on experience)

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@hachette.co.uk. Alternatively, send to: HR Department, Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.