(Senior) Rights Executive, Illustrated
We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join the team selling rights in illustrated books across the Penguin Random House adult divisions. Our list ranges from cookery, lifestyle, and design to graphic novels, gift, humour, photography and atlases. The role is for someone who has experience of working with illustrated books who will co-ordinate and build our co-edition business, as well as selling translation rights. You might be a Rights Assistant looking to take a step up, or a Rights Executive looking to step across.
You will handle translation rights for our books in a number of territories (dependent on experience) in Asia, Eastern and Central Europe.
You will handle the fulfillment of printings in all territories, working closely with our production team and the Rights Manager for illustrated books. The role involves overseeing the production process for the international publishing of key authors, working within a busy department on pricing requests, co-ordinating co-editions, supplying final files for print deals, handling approvals, resolving queries, and tracking provisional and confirmed printings for our significant print business.
You will build good relationships with existing and potential customers as well as key stakeholders inhouse: 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. An aptitude for problem-solving and meticulous attention to detail are a must. Strong organisational skills are crucial as the role involves managing a high volume of work. You will have a keen interest in sales and proven experience in handling illustrated titles and fulfilling co-edition printings within a busy rights team. Foreign languages are not essential but would be an advantage.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter by Sunday 9 February.
Job Title Rights Executive / Senior Rights Executive
Reports to Rights Manager – Illustrated Books
Department Penguin Random House Adult Rights
Company: The Random House Group Limited
Country: United Kingdom
Postal Code: SW1V 2SA
Job ID: 61825