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Rights Manager

Description

Two simple questions:

  • Do you want to work for an award-winning publisher of Comics, Graphic Novels, Fiction and Non-Fiction?
  • Are you an experienced Rights Manager looking for your next opportunity?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, read on my friend!

Rebellion is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is also one of Europe’s biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. Our Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 35 million players worldwide. The Zombie Army franchise is a spine-chilling zombie shooter, and the soon-to-be released Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind!

And those are just the projects you know about – there are loads more!

We are looking for someone like you to become our all-new Rights Manager and join our passionate and talented Publishing team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.

Rights Manager role:

The Rights Manager is a new role dedicated to working closely with the editorial team to identify our strongest titles and develop plans to maximise rights sales. You will co-ordinate the design and production of all rights material and lead our rights activity. As part of the Publishing team, you will play a key role in contributing to the department strategy.

This role would suit an experienced candidate with 2-3 years experience in a similar role with strong working knowledge of publishing contracts.

The Rebellion Publishing team are an award-winning publisher of Comics, Graphic Novels, Fiction and Non-Fiction including 2000 AD and Judge Dredd. We are also home to Solaris, an award-winning publisher of science fiction, fantasy and horror with authors including Yoon Ha Lee, Derek Künsken, Premee Mohamed, and Aliya Whiteley.

Responsibilities

  • Sell translation rights across Graphic Novels and Fiction, throughout the world
  • Contribute to the acquisition process, ensuring international sales potential within the publishing programme
  • Contribute to department strategy and fulfilment of budgetary targets
  • Provide sales updates on all territories on a regular basis
  • Attend Frankfurt and London book fairs as well as additional sales trips to key territories
  • Provide projected international sales figures for each territory on acquisition of new projects
  • Sell North American rights for appropriate titles
  • Build and maintain close relationships with agents, co-agents and foreign publishers throughout the world
  • Admin duties including logging interest, submitting sales material, drawing up contracts, notifying authors and agents of sales, completing approvals, adding to sales spreadsheets and databases, creating and maintaining the rights catalogue

We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We would like to invite all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity and beyond because we believe a representative team makes better games and provides a better working life.

Requirements

  • 2-3 years experience of working in a rights capacity either in an agency or publishing house
  • Good contacts with international publishers and agents
  • Good working knowledge of publishing contracts: head contracts and sub-licenses
  • Good experience of working with scouts, sub-agents, and foreign publishers
  • Good experience of international sales trips to pitch ideas and to negotiate deals
  • Experience of working towards deadlines with the ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • Strong negotiation skills

Rights Manager

Rebellion, Oxford
Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Administration, Foreign Rights, Rights, Management, Communications, Conference and Events, Sales, Business Development, Finance
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2-3 years experience of working in a rights capacity either in an agency or publishing house