Rights Manager

Sydney
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Advertising, Arts & Media
Editing & Publishing
Full time
Posted 16d ago
Company description:

Penguin Random House is the world's largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms.



Job description:

We are looking for a talented Rights Manager to join our team. The role of the Rights Manager is to secure subsidiary rights book sales throughout the world and manage the rights team of Penguin Random House Australia.

Working across all areas of the Penguin Random House publishing program, the Rights Manager will also provide information about rights held and the sale of rights to internal and external colleagues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and mentor the rights team
  • Manage the submissions of Australian and New Zealand titles to Penguin Random House group and non-group overseas companies for English rights sales
  • Manage submission of selected Australian and New Zealand titles to foreign language publishers/agents
  • Coordinate material and appointments for book fairs with publishers
  • Managing author and agent relationships
  • Drawing up sub-rights contracts and reversion paperwork when necessary

About you:

  • Significant rights and permissions experience
  • Experience with licensing (preferable but not necessary)
  • Sales and marketing experience (preferable but not necessary)
  • Experience within the book industry (preferable but not necessary)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • High level attention to detail and accuracy

The ideal candidate will have a passion for books and a strong interest in the international publishing world.

If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply now. All applications must include a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role. Please note, due to a high volume of applications we may receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



Profile description:

Penguin Random House is the world's largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms. In Australia and New Zealand, we are proud to work with the most talented writers, thinkers and achievers and publish a diverse range of local and international voices. We are the leading publisher distributing books across Australia and New Zealand, focusing on speed and reliability to reach our customers and bring the very best books to readers everywhere. Our 400+ creative and passionate people from various backgrounds and experiences work together to uphold our reputation for excellence and clear commitment to service throughout the entire publishing process, and help us to achieve exceptional results. More information can be found at https://www.penguin.com.au/ [link removed] and https://www.penguin.co.nz/ [link removed].

Penguin Random House is committed to providing a workplace and culture that values diversity and inclusion across all levels of the business. We recognise and acknowledge the contribution of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes, however is not limited to, differences in gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, family status and disability.

Company: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd

Country: Australia

State/Region: New South Wales

City: Sydney

Postal Code: 2060

Job ID: 229164

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