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Rights and Sales Assistant

Jessica Kingsley Publishers is a leading independent publisher based in modern offices in Central London, publishing over 200 new titles per year. We are now seeking a full-time rights and sales assistant to join our sales department. We are a small and busy team and we value the experience and ideas that we each provide. This is an important role that would suit someone with previous sales and administrative experience, preferably in a publishing environment. We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude, a keen eye for detail, and first-rate customer service skills.


  • Draft, log and file all contracts and documentation relating to foreign rights sales
  • Send out material to customers
  • Assist in the preparation of book fairs and sales trips
  • Monitor rights reversions and send out reversion letters
  • Contact retailers and reps about new and forthcoming titles
  • Develop relationships with own selected accounts
  • Process customer orders
  • Liaise with distributor
  • Generate sales and publishing reports and analyse sales data



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Strong Excel skills with an ability to work with a number of different systems
  • Experience of working with customers on a national and international level
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic with a strong commercial awareness
  • A self-motivated approach and the ability to work well both individually and as part of a team


This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic sales professional looking to make their next career move.

Please send your CV, covering letter and salary expectations to Claudia Esteves, Rights and Special Sales Manager, at

Closing date: 30th June 2017.

Based in the London office.