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Translation Rights Assistant at C&W

This an exciting opportunity to join C&W literary agency on a permanent full-time basis. C&W is a boutique agency within The Curtis Brown Group. We are a close-knit team of 17 people, representing bestselling and prize-winning authors around the world, with a proud track record of supporting writers from the very beginning of their career.

This role will involve providing administrative support to the Rights Director, working closely alongside the Senior Rights Manager.

We are looking for an energetic, creative and highly motivated assistant. The ideal candidate will enjoy reading a wide variety of literature and have a keen interest in book publishing and the international publishing market. While previous publishing or foreign rights experience would be beneficial, it is not a requirement for the role. You will have excellent communications skills, be highly organised, have a sharp eye for detail, and enjoy working in an ambitious team. We need someone who feels confident handling a high volume of administrative work, including contractual details. You should be engaged with digital and social media, and as this role involves writing copy for our website it would be useful if you have experience of writing copy. As part of a lively department, you will be expected to use your skills to help facilitate colleagues’ projects; to roll up your sleeves and pitch in. Knowledge of a foreign language is helpful but not necessary.

This role gives an ideal opportunity for an assistant to use their excellent administrative skills to discover more about international publishing, build excellent knowledge and contacts within the industry and work with an incredible stable of authors across the C&W list and those of the other agencies with whom we work.

Please note this role is currently based on a hybrid working pattern which involves a mix of working from home and from our central London offices. This is envisaged to continue in the medium term, but is subject to ongoing review. 

Why choose us?

You will be joining one of the UK’s leading literary agencies and have the opportunity to work with well-known and exceptional upcoming authors. We are a small, committed, and collaborative team of literary agents, translation rights agents, and finance professionals within Europe’s largest and most successful talent agency, The Curtis Brown Group.

We offer an extensive list of benefits designed to meet your needs for today and in the future, including: free yoga and personal training classes, many health and wellbeing tools and resources, eyecare vouchers, a bike to work scheme, season ticket loans, private healthcare (after 2 years’ service), a retail discounts portal, various employee groups to get involved in, and much more!

The Book Trade Charity offers support to those seeking employment in the Book Trade, including help with interview costs for those who might need it. More information can be found at https://www.btbs.org/.

Salary range: £24,000 - £25,000 per annum                                                             

Start date:  as soon as possible

Download the job description here >> Rights Assistant Job Description

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@cwagency.co.uk. Please make sure you put ‘Translation Rights Assistant (C&W)’ in the subject line of your email and include where you first saw this role advertised.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Tuesday 26th October 2021.

The first stage of our recruitment process will involve an initial skills-based assessment to objectively assess your potential suitability for the role. Following completion of this stage, we will invite a selection of candidates we believe to be most suitable for the role to a short phone interview, followed by a final face-to-face interview on zoom with the final candidate shortlist.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process.

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive for all our vacancies, regretfully we cannot always reply personally to everyone who applies, or provide feedback on individual applications.  If your application to a recent job vacancy has been successful, then you will usually hear from us within 2 to 3 weeks of the closing date. ​


You must be a minimum of 18 years-old to apply for a role with us.

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK: All applicants for any vacancies advertised (this includes our internship schemes) must already have the right to work in the UK. If you have a work visa, then there must be at least two years remaining on your visa.


We aim to build a creative environment that celebrates the differences of our clients and colleagues, offering equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.   In our role as conduits and champions of cultural expression we are conscious of our responsibility to reflect the world around us. This means making a considered effort to create an inclusive culture in the workplace and promote opportunities for the broadest possible range of talent.  We welcome all applications from people with interesting ideas, skills and experience.