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Rights assistant (Northern Europe) - DK International

Rights assistant (Northern Europe) - DK International

locationNine Elms, London SW11 7BW, UK
ExpiresExpires: 26/05/2024
Business Development / Sales / Rights / Legal
Permanent position
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date for applications: 26th May 2024


Are you an enthusiastic book lover who would like to start their publishing journey in sales at the world’s leading illustrated non-fiction publisher? 

DK is looking for a motivated Rights Assistant to join our Northern Europe team, part of our International Sales division. 

We are the world's leading illustrated publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann, creating cutting-edge design and stunning visual books for the whole family. We are passionate about inspiring curiosity and bring people to books through their thirst for knowledge. With a global book loving community of over 800 colleagues in the UK, US, Germany, India, China, Spain and Australia, we produce books in over 100 countries and over 60 languages. 

Our International division, made up of c.60 people globally, is a fun, friendly and diverse bunch responsible for selling our beautiful books across the world. Working in close collaboration with the immediate team of four people, this administrative support position calls for an individual who is inquisitive, proactive and eager to expand their knowledge and learn about Sales and Publishing. 



  • Providing excellent customer care: proactive trouble-shooting, answering questions on files, dates, process, editorial/translation feedback, in conjunction with your manager
  • Ordering and supplying sales materials to customers
  • Liaising with Production colleagues to track individual printings for your customers through to successful delivery
  • Drafting contracts
  • Communicating with and building independent, trusted relationships with your country/regional customers from the get-go
  • Supporting the team with any preparation for business trips/ bookfairs


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • This role will suit an expert organiser who is able to manage multiple tasks efficiently. 
  • Excellent communication skills are essential as you will engage with international customers and colleagues throughout the company, acting as the first point of contact and linchpin for the team. 
  • Although not mandatory, fluency in a second language would be a valuable asset in this division.

If you are a true team player ready to roll up your sleeves, have a love for books and an ambition to pursue a career in Sales, we want to hear from you.


To apply

Please submit your most recent CV and cover letter detailing why you want to work for DK.


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Level of experience

  • Entry

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year