Foreign Rights Assistant to the Director of Foreign Rights

New York
Competitive annual salary + Health and Dental Insurance
Sep 06, 2017
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Foreign Rights, the Foreign Rights Assistant will provide support in negotiating deals and fostering international relationships on behalf of the agency’s clients.  This assistant will join a hardworking and dedicated team, gaining invaluable experience in marketing and sales abroad, client relations, and an international perspective on all publishing aspects and literary trends.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track and send submissions
  • Compose submission letters and submission lists
  • Track incoming manuscripts, galleys, and finished copies
  • Track clients’ performance in foreign markets (sales, reviews, etc.)
  • Organize trips to Frankfurt, and London for the book fairs
  • Maintain the company’s rights guide brochure in preparation for the book fairs
  • Develop publicity sheets for upcoming titles in preparation for book fairs and meetings
  • Track contracts through their various stages
  • Follow-up on payments for foreign contracts
  • Identify and correctly allocate outstanding money wires
  • Correspond with foreign agents and publishers
  • General administrative duties

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Some book publishing experience, preferably at a literary agency, or graduation from a publishing program
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
  • Extremely professional and articulate
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of BAITS and InDesign software a PLUS
  • Foreign language skills a PLUS

Due to the large volume of applications, we cannot contact every candidate directly. Only the most qualified will be asked to interview. Please submit a cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.

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