Manager, International Content Acquisition Asia

New York
Apr 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Ms. Ann Littlefield
Full Time
Barnes & Noble is looking for an experienced, goal-oriented, digital content professional with experience in the book publishing industry and proven success in contract negotiations including; sub-rights, foreign rights, licensing and business development to join our Digital Content Team.
The Manager, International Content Acquisition A


Identify publishers in the territories and initiate contract discussion.
Negotiate and close e-book distribution contracts.
Work closely with the account management team for implementation and publisher relations.
Represent Barnes & Noble Digital and Nook at international book fairs and conferences.
Work with Legal, Production, AP, tech, and other teams to support all aspects of the content acquisition process from the initial contact to contract signature and account implementation.
Provide organizational leadership, hold managers accountable for strong people management, and sponsor employee engagement strategies to ensure retention of top talent.
Hold a relentless passion to help us continue to make reading more accessible and learning better by developing your ideas in a startup-like atmosphere (with the power of a Fortune 500 company behind you all the way).


Minimum BA/BS; Graduate degree preferred.
Strong experience in international contract negotiation for e-books/digital content.
Persistent, independent and goal oriented professional, comfortable working in a fast-paced, challenging and aggressive environment.
Professional spoken and written fluency in English and Mandarin, Korean and/or Japanese a plus.
Minimum 5+ years of experience in Content Acquisition in Publishing and/or digital content.
2+ digital publishing experience a plus.
Ability to work across multiple teams.
Ready to travel up to 30% of the time.
Ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders in a matrixed environment.
Ability to work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment, to "fill in the blanks" with points of view, and to round out an "A" team of talented people that value team productivity and results over ego.

Barnes and Noble is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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