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Permissions Manager

Faber is among the world's preeminent independent publishing houses, committed to the work of the most dynamic and significant voices. The current list spans Nobel laureates, bestselling fiction, award-winning non-fiction, poetry, film, classical music, prize-winning children’s books and a leading drama list. Our backlist includes the works of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, and Sylvia Plath, among others.

The Faber Rights Team is looking to recruit a Permissions Manager to manage all permissions requests and some subrights deals on behalf of Faber, ensuring high levels of author and estate care. This is a central role in the Faber Rights department, suited to someone with relevant publishing experience, an appreciation of the responsibility involved in managing these subrights, and an interest in the wide range of authors published by Faber and in how our sublicensing activities encourage a broader appreciation of their works.

You will be responsible for all Permissions requests received by Faber, and will also handle musical setting requests, fair dealing requests, performance rights, broadcast rights and management of the copyright infringement portal.

We are looking for someone with a good understanding of the permissions application process and publishing contracts and legal matters, including copyright matters. Experience of managing websites and databases would be desirable and excellent negotiation and problem solving skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be good at working to deadlines, and maintaining high standards of work, will be used to financial accountability and working autonomously, whilst being a key member of the dynamic Faber Rights team.

The position reports to the Rights Director and is full time. The role is based in our office in central London although we are currently working remotely. We are open to discussing where the role is based for the majority of the time for the right applicant.

Salary is £36,000 - £41,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to quoting reference BS.

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd January 2022

Faber has a staff of just over 120, based across our offices in Bloomsbury Square, London, and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

-Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles

-Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year

-Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice

-Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app

-Season-ticket loans

-Cycle-to-work vouchers

-Subsidised eye tests

-Generous pension scheme

-Life assurance and income protection insurance

-Access to online GP and advisory services


We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at and our Data Protection Policy at Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.

Permissions Manager

Faber and Faber, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Rights, Co-editions Rights & Permissions, Foreign Rights & Permissions, Communications, Contracts, Business Development, Social Media, Online
Permissions Manager
Salary description: 
£36,000 - £41,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

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Experience of managing websites and databases would be desirable and excellent negotiation and problem solving skills are essential