Foreign Rights Agent

New York, NY
Competitive annual salary + health and dental insurance
Oct 25, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Summary:

Working within the framework of a hardworking and dedicated team, and reporting to the Director of Foreign Rights, the Foreign Rights Agent will manage the overseas licensing and publishing of a select portion of Trident Media Group’s extensive client roster including fiction and non-fiction books.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend international book fairs such as Frankfurt and London.
  • Maintain working relationships and develop new links with foreign publishers
  • Meet with foreign editors in-office and at book fairs
  • Read and evaluate manuscripts
  • Compose submission letters and submission lists
  • Negotiate UK and translation rights sales for clients
  • Liaise with clients, foreign publishers, editors and production teams via phone and email
  • Track clients’ performance in foreign markets

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years of book licensing experience, preferably in subsidiary rights or foreign rights
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
  • Extremely professional and articulate
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of BAITS and InDesign a PLUS
  • Foreign language skills a PLUS

Please submit resume and cover letter. We regret that due to the high volume of applications received, we cannot respond to all queries. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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