Jobs

Working at Imagine That Publishing is an opportunity to be part of an innovative, creative and energetic company, with a success story that continues to grow.

We publish over 300 children’s titles a year across our multiple imprints in both the UK and international markets. Inspiring children to read, learn, play and create lies at the heart of everything we do.
 
Working at Imagine That comes with great benefits. Our picturesque riverside location is the base for plenty of social and wellbeing activities, including our weekly ‘Flying Elephants’ running club and Cycle to Work scheme, plus a company pension programme and 23 to 25 days holiday.
 
To join the Imagine That family and start making a difference to the next generation of readers, see our current vacancies below.

                 

 

Current Vacancies:

 

Foreign Rights Sales Manager

We are recruiting for an experienced Rights Manager to join our sales team, reporting to the Head of Foreign Rights. This role is ideally suited for someone looking to further their already successful career in Publishing. This is an opportunity to join a company that is on a clear path of growth and play a leading role in developing the existing customer database alongside nurturing new markets.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Sell co-edition and translation rights across our three children’s imprints to existing accounts.
  • Identify and research new business opportunities for sales growth.
  • Maximise rights sales turnover and profit for agreed territories.
  • Negotiate on price, costs, delivery and specifications with buyers.
  • Liaise with internal customers to satisfy the business and customer needs.
  • Manage annual trip budget and forecasting.
  • Attend book fairs and undertake regular sales trips to allocated territories.

 

Key skills:

  • Established rights sales experience within Children’s Publishing.
  • Experience in selling co-editions.
  • Strong and highly developed leadership skills.
  • Proven track record in exceeding sales target.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable.
  • Financially and commercially astute.
  • Proven organizational, time management and strategic planning skills.
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and ability to use initiative.
  • A professional attitude towards business practise.

 

Could this be you or someone you know? If you are interested in the position above, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 

 


 

International Sales Manager

We are recruiting an International Sales Manager to grow sales in all international English speaking territories, with the exception of North America and Australia.

 

Location:

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Hours:

Full-time, minimum 1 day a week in the office

The Person:

It is important for us that you can demonstrate the desire and hunger for sales growth, to ensure that you are fit for our team.

You show a passion for process, ensuring that the customer is at the centre of everything you do. Taking time to understand new markets, new trends and highlighting key aspects of our program that is relevant to your customer base.

Through the skills you have developed over your career so far you would be required to think strategically about your territories but also spend time with your colleagues collaborating and sharing new ideas to find solutions to customer problems, ensuring you all converge on the same goal.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow sales within the defined territory.
  • Identify new sales opportunities and refine our value proposition to new accounts.
  • Negotiate on price, cost, delivery and specifications with buyers and managers.
  • Analyse commercial effectiveness of sales activity and use that analysis to develop sales strategies going forward.
  • Grow existing partnerships and forge exciting new ones.
  • Develop strong relationships with our international English language sales agents to ensure they have everything they need to maximise sales opportunities.
  • Deliver fresh new ideas to your team and champion collaboration.

 

Key skills:

  • Proven relationship builder, problem solver and customer champion.
  • High level of experience preparing, delivering and servicing a variety of customers.
  • Show pride in your work and a clear passion for Children’s books.
  • Strategic thinker and contributor of ideas.
  • Proven track record in exceeding sales targets.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and ability to use initiative.

 

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit a Cover Letter, CV and current / expected salary to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 

 


 

Speculative Applications

Are you a sensational sales person? Marvellous marketer? Dazzling designer? Excellent editor?

We are always interested in hearing from creative, passionate and driven individuals who want to work in the world of children’s books.

If you would like to make a speculative application for any of the departments listed below, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 
Sales
Sales Administration
Editorial
Design
Marketing
Production
Finance
Business Operations
 
We will hold your information on file and contact you if a suitable role comes up. If you would prefer that your details are not kept on file or circulated across departments, please let us know and we will remove your information from our database.
 
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Good luck!