English Language Rights Assistant/Executive


Are you an enthusiastic book lover who is looking to grow their sales experience in publishing? We are looking to appoint either a Rights Assistant or Executive to join our English Language Co-edition sales team, depending on your level of experience. You would be a key player in supporting sales to our existing customer base, whilst also pursuing new sales initiatives. 






Starting from £25,500 (depending on experience and the level appointed at).  


Closing date 

12th July 2024


Working hours 

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. We operate a discretionary hybrid model; with three days in our London office and two days working from home. 



About the role

You will be selling rights on our successful backlist for a selection of our children’s portfolios, while also supporting frontlist sales on our innovative children’s novelty imprint.


What you will be involved in:

  • Reach and exceed set revenue and margin targets
  • Negotiate prices, specifications and schedules with customers
  • Maintain customer stock data and chase reprints
  • Work closely with creative departments, foreign sales, publishers and production teams
  • Assist with the preparation of customer meetings, and creating sales tools and presentations.
  • Maintain and update internal systems and processes


About you 

You will have experience in a rights or sales department in publishing, and ideally working knowledge of the production process. This role would suit an experienced assistant looking for the next step in their career, or a rights executive with an interest in the English-language co-edition markets.


You will be able to show you can:

  • Apply good commercial awareness, with an appetite for sales and a results-focused mentality
  • Show strong presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Be comfortable learning to use new tools and databases
  • Manage multiple priorities and collaborate effectively with internal colleagues
  • Provide excellent service to both customers and the team


What we can offer

A supportive, open environment with development opportunities, as well as the following benefits:   

  • 25 days paid holiday per year (increasing up to 30 days per year), plus bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff discounts on selected shops, retailers, and restaurants
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Pension
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Summer hours
  • Free books scheme
  • Active social and diversity committees  


How to apply 

Please send a CV and cover letter to talent@quarto.com by the closing date and state the vacancy name in the email subject title.


Please ensure you cover the following:

  • Your motivation and skills match the role requirements
  • What appeals to you about this particular role
  • What key skills, experience and achievements you have that you think are relevant to this role, and why. Please provide examples of how you have used or demonstrated those
  • Where you saw the vacancy advertised


All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.  


We employ individuals based on their abilities and welcome applicants from all backgrounds regardless of disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, belief, age, or sexual orientation.   


As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we aim to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for disabled people. Therefore, we encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you may require during your interview process. Please note, you only need to disclose information that you are comfortable sharing in order for us to accommodate your request. 


Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we only be able to respond to candidates selected for interview. 


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