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November 5, 2021

Job Opportunity – Translation Rights Assistant

AM Heath are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and organised assistant to join its dynamic rights team. The successful candidate will have a sharp eye for detail and will be confident managing a high volume of work. This would be a fantastic first job for someone wanting to learn more about selling international rights, and who is keen to build their network in the publishing industry, whilst developing their administrative skills.

Responsibilities

General rights support

Responding to general translation queries

Supporting the rights team with preparation of sales materials (e.g. newsletters, review summaries & publicity roundups) for international publishers, scouts and co-agents

Liaising with agents, authors and publishers about covers, author photos and reviews

Ordering and sending out production and foreign author copies of books

Updating the website with new translation rights sales

Some general office duties

Book fairs & trips

Book fair preparation: creating the rights catalogue and hotlist for book fairs, scheduling meetings, logging post-fair interest on our database, attending some book fairs

Arranging schedules for any international trips

Contracts, accounts & systems

Contract processing: sending out contracts for signature, logging/saving contracts on our system, chasing contracts, sending reversion letters

Tax forms: sending to authors and publishers, chasing late forms, ensuring that tax forms are accurately administered and recorded

Payments: invoicing signature and delivery advance payments, chasing money (advances & royalties)

Database management (Bradbury Phillips & our rights spreadsheet): logging interest and creating reports, updating foreign publisher profiles, checking reversions, overdue payments etc.

Knowledge, skills, experience

Someone with a keen interest in international publishing
A team player who is able to contribute positively to the whole department and agency
Great organisation & prioritisation skills
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Good record-keeping and confidence in establishing and implementing new systems
Someone adaptable, with the ability to manage a sometimes heavy but varied workload
Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Excel in particular

Salary: £25,000

Please apply via the Creative Access website by the 30th of November, at: https://creativeaccess.org.uk/opportunity-details/?am-heath-translation-rights-assistant&id=4019.

September 6, 2021

Job Opportunity – Agents’ Assistant at AM Heath via Creative Access

A.M. Heath are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and organised person to support three agents (Julia Churchill, Oli Munson and Rebecca Ritchie) in their representation of authors and estates.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Reading and reporting on submissions
  • Producing editorial notes on manuscripts
  • Database and schedule management
  • Author care
  • Diary management
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Providing full administrative support
  • Occasional office duties

Please note: applications will only be accepted through the Creative Access portal. We do not accept any direct applications. 

This role is full-time, based in our London office with some working from home flexibility.

To apply, please read the full Creative Access job ad. We are asking for the below in the application.

  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Please also include your answers (maximum 250 words each) to the following questions:
  1. Why would you like to work at A.M Heath?
  2. Tell us about a book you read recently and why you liked – or didn’t like – it.
  3. Please tell us about any editorial or administrative experience you have acquired.

The salary is £25,000 per annum. Please submit your applications to Creative Access by 22nd September.

June 21, 2021

AM Heath: Translation Rights Executive/Senior Rights Executive

We are looking for an energetic, proactive and organised person to join the dynamic team at AM Heath as a Rights Executive or Senior Rights Executive, depending on experience. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with at least two years’ experience in publishing, who is looking to take the next step in their career.

AM Heath is a tight-knit and supportive company. Our agency list covers a broad range of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books & YA, and ranges from the most iconic authors of the 20th century, to the top ranks of literary and commercial success today.

We are looking for someone with strong communication skills, good commercial awareness, and a keen interest in the international markets. Our ideal candidate is an avid reader of books across a wide range of genres, and someone keen to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, publishers, co-agents and scouts.

The role will involve selling translation rights across several territories – both direct and co-agented – as well as some administration including drafting contracts.

While we are currently working remotely, this role will be at least partly based in our London office once it reopens. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

We are offering a minimum salary of £27,000.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Alexandra McNicoll (alexandra.mcnicoll@amheath.com) by the 3rd of July. We reserve the right to close the application process early if we have found the right candidate.

February 2, 2021

Internship opportunity: Translation Rights at A.M. Heath

We are delighted to be working with Creative Access to recruit for our new Translation Rights internship! If you’d like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you.

More details here

 

The application deadline for this role has now passed.

August 4, 2020

Job Opportunity – Agents’ Assistant at A.M. Heath

The application deadline for this role has now passed.

A.M. Heath are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and organised person to support two senior agents, Victoria Hobbs and Euan Thorneycroft, in their representation of authors and estates.

Our ideal candidate will be rigorous, resourceful, intuitive, and have a great editorial eye. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Previous publishing experience is not necessary, but a keen interest in books is a must. The successful applicant will be someone who reads across a wide range of genres in both fiction and non-fiction.

Responsibilities will include:

• Reading and reporting on submissions
• Producing editorial notes on manuscripts
• Database and schedule management
• Author care
• Diary management
• Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts
• Providing full administrative support

While we are currently working remotely, this role will be based in our London office once it reopens.

In order to apply, we would like you to send a CV and answers (maximum 250 words each) to the questions below:

1. Why would you like to work at A.M. Heath?
2. Tell us about a book you read recently and why you liked – or didn’t like – it.
3. Please tell us about any editorial or administrative experience you have acquired.

Please send your email, including your answers and with your CV attached, to Victoria Hobbs (victoria.hobbs@amheath.com) and Jessica Sinyor (jessica.sinyor@amheath.com) by 5pm on Wednesday 12th August. The ideal start date for this role is 24th August.

Salary: £23,000 per annum

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