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Hachette Australia is the second largest publisher in Australia and part of the Hachette Livre Publishing group.

Just as our authors are important to us so is our staff. We aim for a non-corporate environment, which is an enjoyable place to work each day. We go to great lengths to look after our employees, and to give our authors the best publishing experience in the industry.

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Working at Hachette Australia not only comes with competitive salaries, and an industry leading bonus plan, other benefits include; summertime working hours, paid parental leave schemes, and training opportunities.

If you are enthusiastic about publishing, hardworking, and looking for a great place to work, then you will enjoy being on our team.

Rights & Publishing Manager

Hachette Australia is a leading Australian trade publishing house, based in Sydney, and owned by Hachette Livre, one of the world’s largest publishers.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Rights & Publishing Manager to join our team. The role focuses on increasing licencing and export sales for our expanding Australian list, which includes high-quality fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, from authors such as Stephanie Bishop, Geraldine Brooks, Lian Hearn, Natasha Lester, Sarah Schmidt and Shaun Tan.  Reporting to the Publishing Director, you will be responsible for securing publication for our list in English language and translation markets with Hachette companies around the world;  licensing English language and translation rights to other publishing houses;  licensing other subsidiary rights locally and internationally; negotiating, drafting and finalising head contracts and subsidiary rights contracts; co-ordinating our high quality audio list including booking talent and liaising with distribution and licensing partners; and managing export sales.

As Rights & Publishing Manager you will need to be work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders including our in-house publishing team, agents, authors, Hachette worldwide, international publishers, licensing partners and distributors. You will also need to be able to juggle multiple priorities, communicate with ease, have had great success selling rights and have legal and/or contracts experience.  

If this sounds like you please apply to

Marketing and Publicity Internship

Hachette Australia offers a number of Marketing and Publicity Internship positions.

This is a one day a week unpaid internship for six months.


  • Must be studying an undergraduate degree at a NSW University.
  • Must have an interest in the areas of marketing, publicity and communications.
  • Must have a confident and polite phone manner.
  • Should be comfortable using Microsoft Office.
  • Should be enthusiastic about books, and keen to learn about all aspects of the business.
  • Please note: this is not an editorial internship and as such will not provide experience in that area.

As a marketing and publicity intern you will help departments complete their day to day tasks and may aid in some overarching projects:

  • You will answer phones and/or make phone calls on behalf of the company.
  • You will help handle correspondence between the company and reviewers, readers or bookstores.
  • You may be asked to bind manuscripts or help the team produce marketing materials.
  • You will help the team compile reports – using research skills and learning to use specialist databases and programs.
  • You may be asked to help with in-office events, and will have the opportunity to assist at after-hours events should you wish it.
  • You will have meetings with your management every two months to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time here, and have the opportunity to set goals.

Applicants please send a cover letter and CV to

Other Opportunities

Hachette Australia employs freelance Editors, Proofreaders, Illustrators, and Designers, depending on our publishing program.

Our freelance register is fairly full however, if you are an Australian Freelancer with previous book editing and/or design experience, and would like to join our register, please submit your contact details.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Manager
Hachette Australia
Level 17, 207 Kent Street

Or email


Hachette Australia offers a number of internships in their Sales, Product, Marketing & Publicity departments. An internship at Hachette Australia is ideal for students who are exploring their career path options and would like to gain valuable experience in a marketing, publicity or sales environment within a publishing house.

You should be an undergraduate university student in your final year of study at a NSW University with a keen interest in books and publishing. Students who wish to apply should send their resume to

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer editorial internships at this time but please check back for updates.

Hachette Australia is committed to equal opportunity, and employs people solely on the basis of their ability.

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