Foreign Rights Assistant

New York
May 08, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
Ms. Hannah Nordstrom
Full Time
Job Summary:

The Foreign Rights Assistant supports one of the agents in the Foreign Rights Department. This position will present the opportunity to learn how books are sold all over the world and to see what book publishing is like in other countries.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

- Maintain, update, and finalize the rights guides for the foreign rights department
- Organizing trips to Frankfurt and London for the book fairs
- Maintain the departments foreign contact list
- Track and mail submissions
- Track incoming manuscripts, galleys, and finished copies
- Reading and evaluating manuscripts
- Composing submission letters
- Tracking contracts through their various stages
- Follow-up on payments for foreign contracts
- Identifying and correctly allocating outstanding money wires
- Correspond with foreign agents and publishers
- General administrative duties
*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned


- Bachelors degree
- 1-2 years of book publishing experience, preferably at a literary agency
- Excellent people and communication skills
- Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
- Extremely professional and articulate
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus, and Outlook
- Knowledge of BAITS software a PLUS

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