HarperCollins Publishers

Rights Assistant - Farshore (6month FTC)

Join HarperCollins Publishers as they are looking for a Rights Assistant - Farshore (6month FTC)

Introduction to the role

The Rights Assistant role provides vital administrative support to the Farshore Rights Team and where necessary across the Rights group. This role is business and administrative focused, fast paced and varied, requiring accuracy and attention to detail. You will be contributing to a key commercial division of HarperCollins and will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills.

Key tasks and accountabilities

  • Working closely with the Farshore Rights team to ensure the maintenance and accuracy of our rights system and database, adding translation deals / customers / contracts to database

  • Contracts: getting comfortable with contracts and their terms (old and new); supporting the creation & drafting of contracts and logging on database

  • Adding contracts to Docusign and linking to Database

  • General and administrative support to Farshore Rights team in US and Translation rights

  • Creating / extracting and sending out royalty invoices to customers, chasing outstanding invoices

  • Supporting the Rights team with book fair and trip preparations e.g. arranging schedules, ordering books, shipping arrangements

Experience and Skills required

  • Experience of working in an office environment

  • A keen interest in Rights and the desire to learn more about this part of the business and its place in the industry

  • Impeccable record keeping and proactive follow ups

  • Being comfortable with an administrative and business-focused workload.

  • Solutions focused and proactive attitude

  • Tech-savvy with computer skills in Word and Excel

  • Meticulous attention to detail when working with systems and large sums of data.

  • Methodical with the ability to prioritise and manage a high workload

  • Good levels of numeracy skills

  • Practical and flexible


  • Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office) 

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days) 

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave 

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance 

  • Summer Hours  

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal 

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme 

  • Relocation Rent Support Loan  

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC 

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes 

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers 

  • Gym membership discount 

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only) 

  • Charitable donation matching and  2 volunteering days 

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company 

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books 

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts 

  • Onsite prayer room

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking internships or entry level positions. For more information visit https://www.btbs.org/