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The Opportunity

Bloomsbury Adult publishes an exciting list of acclaimed literary fiction and general non-fiction covering subjects such as biography, current affairs and popular science, as well as a wide range of award winning illustrated titles in the areas of food and drink, sports and fitness, nautical and natural history.

We are looking for a Rights Manager to sell translation rights (co-editions and licences) for Bloomsbury Adult and to play an important part in the rights team. This would suit a Rights Executive with good experience of selling or a Rights Manager looking for a fresh challenge.

The role

  • Research and identify prospective new customers and markets to grow sales and win new business in Asia and other markets
  • Initiate and foster international business relationships with new and existing clients to retain and grow business
  • Develop and build strong relationships with customers through meetings at book fairs and regular sales trips
  • Liaise with colleagues in production on pricing and schedules
  • Work closely with international sub-agents
  • Draw up contracts and liaise with finance
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records on Biblio
  • Help to prepare right guides, newsletters and sales materials

Skills, knowledge, experience

  • Experience on both co-edition publishing and license deal are important
  • Experience of working in a similar rights role
  • Confidence in communicating and negotiating
  • A willingness to travel
  • Excellent organisational skills.

This is based at Bloomsbury’s London office – 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP.

To apply, please email your CV, a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements outlined in the ‘skills, knowledge and experience’ above, your salary expectations and notice period to

Please add to your subject line – Rights Manager 0504

The closing date for this role is 5th April 2019


Full-time, Permanent
Account Manager, Business, Foreign Rights, Rights, Co-editions Rights & Permissions, Foreign Rights & Permissions, Management, Business Development, Digital Rights