Job Vacancies

Little Tiger 5+ Editorial Assistant

Little Tiger is an award-winning publisher of fiction and non-fiction children’s books for all ages. The 5+ team works across highly-illustrated chapter books, Middle Grade and Young Adult books. Although mostly focused on fiction they also publish some non-fiction and novelty. They are currently looking for a highly organised and creative Editorial Assistant to join their team.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Copyediting and proofreading titles
  • Managing projects through from manuscript to publication
  • Reading and assessing submissions
  • Writing copy for sales and marketing material and for book covers
  • Managing schedules and preparing files for reprints and catalogues
  • Supporting the department with key administrative tasks

The successful candidate will have:

  • A specific interest in the children’s book industry – work experience desirable but not essential
  • Meticulous copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • A keen eye for detail and superb organisational skills
  • A passion for children’s books and an awareness of the market
  • Sound computer literacy and an ability to pick up new systems and programmes

This is an exciting role that you can make your own. If you have a passion for children’s books and the skills required, we would love to hear from you.

This is a full-time role which will be based at our office in Fulham, London, once it is safe to return. The starting salary is £21,000. Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in Little Tiger and suitability for the role to Lauren Ace lace@littletiger.co.uk by Friday 22nd January.

 

Little Tiger 5+ Senior Rights Executive/Rights Manager

Little Tiger is looking for a creative, confident rights professional with at least three years’ experience to join their rights team, managing fiction rights.

You will be working on both successful rights brands and launching new series and YA titles in translation, audio, Film and TV, so you will need to be flexible, meticulous and organised, with excellent sales skills.

You will have a strong interest in both the children’s fiction market and in international publishing. Little Tiger fiction titles have been sold into over 40 languages and so you will be an ambitious person with a strong commercial outlook who is ready to take the next step in your career.

Key responsibilities

  • Key account management in all global markets
  • Building on existing customer relationships and developing new business in all territories
  • Negotiating and fulfilment of all deals from offer stage to royalty statements, including drafting contracts
  • Developing market analysis and strategies for both key and underperforming markets
  • Management of co-agents in certain territories
  • Managing co-edition sales for colour titles, including fulfilment
  • Attending London, Bologna and Frankfurt book fairs and territory-specific sales trips (post-Covid)
  • Management of the fiction imprint’s rights budget
  • Negotiating and developing audio, film and TV deals across the list

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • 3+ years publishing experience, preferably within rights or sales
  • Excellent interpersonal, sales and negotiation skills and a strong commercial awareness
  • Interest and experience in business and partnership development
  • Highly organised with the ability to efficiently work with both internal and external colleagues in a busy environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office applications – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • A keen interest and experience in audio, film and TV is also desirable.

This is a full-time role which will be based at our office in Fulham, London, once it is safe to return. The salary and job title will be dependent on the level of experience. Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in Little Tiger and suitability for the role and stating salary expectation to Aude Lavielle alavielle@littletiger.co.uk by Friday 29th January.