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Sub-Rights Analyst

Bloomsbury is a highly complex and fast-growing business operating globally across trade and non-trade. Bloomsbury royalties are therefore responsible for keeping pace with and delivering ahead of the evolving demands of the business. We are now recruiting for a new role, Sub-Rights Analyst, to join this busy team.

Bloomsbury’s Royalties team is responsible for ensuring our authors are paid accurately and on time. This includes accurately inputting contractual information into our Royalty System and maintaining this information, preparing royalty statements, handling queries both internal and external, and paying our Authors their monies.

This role reports into the Royalties Manager. The role will also work closely with Bloomsbury’s Royalties Accounting, Contracts, Editorial and Transactional Finance teams.

The role also involves working directly with our Authors and Illustrators so strong communication skills are key.

Bloomsbury are undertaking a project to implement a new Biblio royalty solution. This is an opportunity to join the royalties team during an exciting period of transition and change. Whilst the project is well supported from a royalties perspective, this role will play a key part in delivering the success of the project and the necessary process improvements the new system will enable.

The role

Authors and Agents

  • Set up sub-right royalty rates, deal types and contracts in KEA
  • Resolve internal and external queries relating to sub-rights

Systems (Royalty and Finance)

  • Weekly review of sub-rights author share for Royalties Accounting
  • Check of sub-right royalty rates for accruals on invoiced sales and payment receipts from KEA
  • Check of sub-right deals for invoicing in Dimensions
  • Process sub-right royalty earnings for KEA
  • Process payment of sub-right royalty earnings
  • Prepare the sub-rights file for unearned advance calculations

Internal Stakeholders

  • Monthly reconciliation of sub-right royalties balance sheet control account
  • Assist the Royalties team as needed including royalty runs
  • Assist with interim and year end audit work

Other core activities

  • Work with the Royalty Migration Manager on changes to process for Biblio
  • Ideas for improving processes and controls

Knowledge, skills and experience 


  • Thorough understanding of double entry accounting through significant accounting experience 
  • Accounting qualification (AAT, CIMA), part or fully qualified
  • Accurate and thorough
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proven ability to deliver work to deadlines


  • Highly numerate with very strong excel skills
  • Understanding of withholding tax rules
  • In-depth knowledge of author contracts
  • Royalties and sub-rights experience useful
  • Experience of KEA and Biblio systems

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position

Salary Pay Point: £42,000

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid-working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: Monday and Tuesday

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 20th May 2024.

For best results, please use a desktop to apply as some mobile browsers may not fully support the application portal.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 30 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Share Save Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers, Multi-Faith) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK – Bloomsbury Publishing do not sponsor visa applications

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

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Sub-Rights Analyst

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Analyst, Publishing, Communications, Royalties, Finance
Sub-Rights Analyst
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Thorough understanding of double entry accounting through significant accounting experience  Accounting qualification (AAT, CIMA), part or fully qualified