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Rights Executive

The Bent Agency represents bestselling and award-winning authors of books for adults and children, and we’re proud of our author-focused ethos and supportive, collaborative working environment. We’re recruiting a rights executive to sell translation rights to our titles across the globe.

Responsibilities will include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Submitting titles to and maintaining strong working relationships with our international co-agents
  • Negotiating translation deals
  • Reviewing contracts and ensuring their prompt execution
  • Tracking and following up on payments using Bradbury Phillips Rights Manager
  • Processing royalty statements
  • Being responsible for the compilation of the agency’s rights catalogues
  • Keeping our co-agents updated with material and news, with the help of our agency assistant
  • Planning for and representing TBA at the Bologna, London and Frankfurt Book Fairs
  • Providing agency colleagues with data and reports about translation sales trends

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a confident negotiator who can demonstrate success at maximizing rights revenue
  • Have experience using Bradbury Phillips Rights Manager

This is a full-time position. The role is based at our office in Richmond, on a hybrid working pattern of 3 days office-based/2 days home-based.

Please email your cover letter, including details of your current notice period, and your CV to Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Rights Executive

The Bent Agency, Richmond
Literary Agency
Foreign Rights, Publishing, Rights, Literary Agent
Salary description: 
Foreign language skills aren’t necessary, but they can be an advantage.

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• Superlative communication, organizational, and administrative skills, with a particular flair for clear, professional writing • A minimum of two years’ experience working in rights in the book publishing industry • Excellent MS Office skills