Rights Manager, Illustrated Books (Maternity cover), Penguin Adult Rights
The Penguin Adult Rights team works across all of the Adult imprints, representing a wide range of authors and brands from Jamie Oliver to Philippa Perry, and Josie Silver to Neil MacGregor.
We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join the Penguin Adult Rights team. The role is for a colour expert who will manage our busy co-edition programme as well as selling translation rights in illustrated books across the three adult trade divisions (Michael Joseph, Penguin General, and Penguin Press) to a wide range of international markets. If you have the aptitude, we are flexible about level – you could already be an established manager, or you could be a bright senior exec looking for your next challenge.
You will be responsible for maximising revenue potential for our illustrated list, negotiating rights deals and print deals in your territories for colour books including cookery, wellbeing, design, infographic and photographic titles. You will also handle the fulfilment of co-edition printings in all territories including reprints, working closely with our production team.
You will proactively identify and exploit sales opportunities, negotiate deals, build good relationships with existing and potential customers and manage significant relationships with some of our brand holders and key authors. As a team, we work very closely with our editors, evaluating new projects and building author brands internationally, as well as liaising with production, publicity and marketing.
You’ll be comfortable working autonomously using your own initiative, with excellent collaborative and communication skills. Strong negotiation skills and attention to detail are a must. Given the level of the role, you will have proven experience in handling colour titles and fulfilling co-edition printings.
You would attend the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs, with the possibility of further travel on sales trips. The role is aided by some administrative support.
If you are interested, please apply with a CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Sunday 19th May 2019.