A unique opportunity to join a dynamic and world-renowned literary agency and flourishing team.

The MM Agency is looking for an energetic, creative and highly-motivated Rights Executive. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one to two years’ experience within the industry, most of which will be in international rights. They will also have a demonstrable desire to progress within international rights at the agency. They should have proven experience of administrative excellence, be a voracious reader, and have a keen interest in the international book market. Languages are beneficial but not essential.

As part of an ambitious team your role will demand a sense of urgency coupled with an aptitude for calm, an articulate phone and writing style, a desire to learn and to initiate, and outstanding organisational and time management skills.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): assisting with international rights for adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction; creating agency marketing material; scheduling and attending book fairs; royalty and contract processing; database inputting; responsibility for agency media in relation to international rights; handling international publicity for authors; liaising with our co-agented territories and, if experience deems it appropriate, directly with some of our international publishers; general office duties.  

Salary: starting at 28k (p/a), commensurate with experience

Benefits of the role include:

  • Hybrid working arrangement
  • Summer hours: Friday summer hours; finishing at 1pm for the months of July and August.
  • Agency Nomad: Staff are entitled to two weeks of concurrent remote work under our Agency Nomad scheme, allowing them to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

Described by The Bookseller as a ‘major force in publishing’, the MM agency is a thriving and forward-thinking company with a global outlook. We represents award-winning and bestselling authors of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, who consistently feature on The Sunday Times, The New York Times and international bestseller lists.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter detailing why you think you would be the right person for the job, addressed to Giles Milburn that includes your notice period and salary expectations to jobs@madeleinemilburn.com no later than the end of Friday 15th September 2023.

We reserve the right to close the recruitment process early if we have found the right candidate.

We encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries, including candidates who are Black, Asian, or from ethnic minority backgrounds, or LGBTQI+. We also encourage applications from individuals from low-income backgrounds and will consider all applications irrespective of the candidate’s age.